When You

By the time I learn about internet memes, they are generally past their prime, to put it no higher. The “when you” meme takes photos and adds captions intended to elicit both a laugh and an “Oh yeah, me too” reaction. Some are funny; many are gross and crude.

But as with many things, they’re harder than they look.

When You First Learn How to Play Hide & Seek

Duck peeking out between reeds.

When You Feel Like a Duck in the Headlights

Being stared down by a duck

When You Hear Big Teeth Behind You

Duck in close-up, looking askance at photographer.


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4 Responses to When You

  1. Tom Watson says:

    I grew up on a farm in south western Ontario. We had white geese. “When I heard hissing and feet running behind me, it was best to get away quick. Ganders could take your skin in their beak and give you one nasty pinch.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Tom – Oh, yes, a fear of geese is completely rational. I remember the women at a Hutterite colony (visited when my kids were on a field trip) laughing at me for being so jumpy around the geese. In turn, I was in awe of their fearlessness.

  2. Jim Taylor says:

    “Some are funny; many are gross and crude.” There’s a fine line in humour between the two of those options, and it keeps shifting. Somehow it’s a lot easier for many of us (especially those who still have seven-year-old minds) to formulate gross, indecent, racist, sexist, xenophobic, etc., responses, rather than lines that genuinely enable us to see the funny side of universal experiences.
    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim T – Yeah, the humour I favour/tolerate is likely hokey (but not pokey) by current norms. One of the inevitable consequences of aging.

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