MENLO PARK – For Roger Shuckem, Thursdays always include posting pictures of days-gone-by on social media accounts, participating in the widely hashtagged “Throwback Thursday,” or #TBT.
This year, however, TBT fell on the very important (not commercial at all) Valentine’s Day.
“I was ready,” Roger said. “I spent over three hundred dollars to celebrate with my girlfriend.”
But when Roger arrived at the upscale restaurant in a rented limo to meet his date, he found a note.
“We’re through. Check Instagram.”
Roger immediately looked at his phone, which he already had in his hand, broadcasting the last five minutes of his life for anyone who had nothing better to do than watch unscripted Roger live his life, and he gasped.
“I posted a TBT pic of my girlfriend. But it was my ex-girlfriend from five years ago.”
He contacted Instagram post haste to blame them for himself being an imbecile, and then called his present girlfriend.
It went to voicemail.
“I guess I have two ex-girlfriends now. I see it as an opportunity to post more stuff about how lame I am with relationships. But I’ll have to wait until next Thursday.”
Roger didn’t throw his plans out the window, however. He enjoyed a very expensive meal at the restaurant alone, and took a rented limo home with a hooker.