Most of us have done it regarding Facebook
And then next day have taken a fresh relook
Or sobered up and shamefully reconsidered
Decided we should have reconfigured
The words and opinions that at the time
After several tequilas, salt and lime
Seemed prophetic, eloquent and funny
But were completely and utterly off that money.
I shall share an example of how once this occurred,
A lesson you shall learn and may be deterred
From sharing what you think is a fun post
And then waking up and realising that actually you’re toast.
My friend shared a picture of a plate she had appropriated
From a pub whose principles she really hated
And felt this was the least she could do gaining karma
After an obliged drink with work mates. Now the drama…
A post appeared on her social media feed
Showing a picture of her amusing deed.
Stating something along the lines that she had
Perceived it appropriate to steal as she felt bad
Drinking in a bar known for poor support of it’s crew
And politics far removed from her personal view.
But, 'Thief, Robber, Crook’ the internet screamed
Theft is wrong however right it’s deemed.
The sharing of a pretty flowered plate
Had opened up a full moral debate
One woman, unknown, took particular offence
And lost all form of her common sense
Resulting in threatening my friend’s livelihood
By reporting her to her employer because she should
Be sacked for the reckless act she had committed
And the crime had been made known, she freely admitted.
I sat back watching mouth open, eyes wide
And for my friend's sanity I almost could have cried.
After a couple of days and thousands of comments
From people adding opinions, judgements and laments
My friend decided to delete all down from her thread
And concentrate on keeping her job instead,
So let this be a lesson that statuses we deem funny
Can be completely and utterly off that money.