Hello, there! Long time no post. Last week, I mentioned that the next post wouldn’t be all rainbows and butterflies, and that’s because the following submissions were written by a woman scorned. I try not to focus too much on mental breakdowns, but every now and then I get a submission ‘batch of crazy’ worth sharing. Brenda is an excellent example of this. Except in the case with Brenda, I was merely shining a light on someone who deserves her own reality show. I wasn’t necessarily saying, “Check out this angry lady who has real problems.” Today, however, is a slightly different story.
The woman in the below examples not only wants to malign her ex, but she’s oddly chosen to do so from her teen daughter’s Facebook account. This post was originally going to be part of the Father’s Day round-up of posts, so apologies for the delay and strange timing. Every year, I dedicate at least one post to the depressing subject of "deadbeat dads" around Father’s Day, because relationship/spousal bashing is one of the crappiest yet most entertaining ways that parents use social media. It’s a Maury episode playing out in real time, and it’s happening to someone who’s not you. There’s a deeply satisfying and sort of guilty appreciation that comes from reading Facebook tirades. We all have “a story to tell.” For some people, it’s a steady stream of content that makes their lives look more awesome than they really are. And for others, it’s the exact opposite.
I’m not arguing the validity of Purple’s statement. Her kids’ father should wake up, pay child support, and do his part, goddammit. But why would Purple post this from her daughter’s Facebook account? Also WHY DOES SHE HAVE TO SCREAM AND NOT USE PUNCTUATION
Is ORTHER ORTHER supposed to sound like a seal barking? Because that’s how it sounds in my head. It’s too bad Purple’s reaction to being called out for impersonating her daughter is “they know how he is,” because the only acceptable answer is, “Oh shit. I posted this from my daughter’s account? I had no idea.” Instead, she’s like, “Yeah well I’ve been telling them how terrible
there their father is every day since they were born so it’s not a big surprise. They know his problems are coming back to hit him in the face. I tell them over breakfast every morning.”
"I AM THE MOM AND DAD TOO. MY DAUGHTER IS HAPPY I AM USING HER FACEBOOK ACCOUNT TO BASH HER DEADBEAT DAD. NONE OF THE BUSINESS THAT I POST FROM HER ACCOUNT IS ANY OF YOUR BUSINESS. STAY OUT OF MY BUSINESS YOUR COMMENTARY IS NOT REQUESTED BYE"
The most effective way to get a deadbeat dad to step up and do his job is to yell at him on Facebook through your child’s account. It seems to be working out well for Purple, *and* this way relatives on both sides of the family will see the updates. Men need to be taught
there their lessons and the more publicly those lessons are taught, the faster they learn. Soon, there might even be books and weekend-long seminars about how to shame your ex into paying child support on Facebook, because THAT’S how effective it is. Just ask Purple’s daughter’s friends. They’ll tell you.
(submitted by Anonymous)