hopefully, everyone knows by now not to put anything on facebook that could come back to haunt you. i speak from experience, so take my word.
one of my students (age 13) found a photo of me online and will never let me live it down.
the picture? well, it has nothing to do with a drunken stupor (i’ve always been the just-say-no postergirl), and there no nudity involved (or sex tapes), and no lascivious behavior represented at all really. the picture…is my bat mitzvah picture, circa 1984, the most prominent feature being a poodle-like perm lying on my skull, and a weird handlebar mustache experiment on my dad’s face.
so, my student finds the picture. and every time i see her she reminds me:
“i was just looking at your bat mitzvah picture again…that perm is so hysterical.”
“i put your bat mitzvah picture as my screen saver.” [uncontrolled laughter]
“any time i feel upset, i just look at your bat mitzvah picture and it cracks me up.”
and i just laugh, smiling inside, knowing i did my job. i have helped a child to find ongoing and immediately accessible happiness. 😀
(want to see the pic? you’ll have to dig around my facebook profile for that…)