I admit it.
I was a terrible little tattletale.
I could claim that it was because I had two older sisters who tormented me, so I always ended up running to Mommy with tearful complaints.
Only not exactly.
Sure they tormented me, but that was their job as big sisters. And actually, their torment was exactly like what I handed out to my little brother.
I just loved to cry. I was the original drama queen.
But more than that, I liked tattling because it proved that I knew. I knew what everyone was doing and I was dying to tell everyone I knew. Because, in addition to being a drama queen, I was a know-it-all.
Yes, I was a little bundle of joy.
And now it appears that I’m getting a little payback.
Someone is tattling on me.
I have a little know-it-all that is just dying to tell my friends and family about every dumb thing I do.
Somehow I must have hit the wrong “allow” a few weeks ago, because Yahoo is now posting on Facebook the titles of the questionable articles I have been reading.
When I am opening my email, I am sometimes tempted by the stupidest headlines. But it’s okay to read trash in private, isn’t it?
But Yahoo is tattling.
It started with this Facebook posting:
Nancy read an article: “Ashley Judd Lashes Out At Plastic Surgery Rumors”
I was a little irritated. And the very next day, Yahoo posted:
Nancy read an article: “Kris Jenner’s Inappropriate Outfit Copies Daughter Kim Kardashian”
Okay, that’s quite enough. I am supposed to be an intellectual (or at least not a moron).
So I resolved not to click on any more of those silly teasers. But sometimes I don’t even realize I’m doing it.
Five days ago:
Nancy read an article: “Angelina Jolie Responds To Oscar Dress Leg Phenomenon”
Can I unclick that?
Can I tell my Facebook friends that my cat stepped on the keys?
Yesterday I caught myself just before I clicked “Star Under Fire for Chewing Food for Baby”.
I said “NO.” (Out loud I think.)
And I looked for a brainy, esoteric article that Yahoo could tell everyone I read.
On Yahoo, that’s not so easy.
But I found one:
Nancy read an article: “Everything You Need To Know about Cauliflower”.