We’ve all seen our fair share of memes and tv or movie scenes that are just too relatable not to save and share with friends. But there are a few special ones that, while funny, end up leaving us feeling #attackt.
So, if you’re looking for a good laugh and you don’t mind being just a tiny bit insulted, read on and enjoy this series of photos that will have you reporting that ‘I’m in this photo and I don’t like it.’
What’s ‘I’m in This Photo And I Don’t Like It’?
Okay, let’s back up for a second. Maybe you’ve been hiding under a rock or you took a several year long break from the internet so you don’t know what the meme is about.
‘I’m in this photo and I don’t like it’ comes from Facebook’s report options. When you click on the report menu, Facebook will ask you what’s wrong with another user’s posts and how this affects you. Users soon found that it allowed them to select ‘I’m in this photo and I don’t like it’. You would think this simple sentence wouldn’t become a meme, but the internet works in strange ways and what the internet hive mind finds funny, it finds funny.
Screenshots of the options that showed ‘I’m in this photo and I don’t like it’ later circulated on the internet as a response to memes, videos, and pretty much anything that people found relatable but hit a little too close to home, usually because it reveals a character flaw of theirs.
Now, whether that character flaw is a tendency to leave all the lights on in your house or commit war crimes isn’t our business. Buckle up and get ready to report these images.
Sleep Tight, I Guess?
Why would you want a weighted blanket? Turns out some people like to sleep with weighted blankets because it feels like they’re being hugged. According to the Sleep Foundation, a weighted blanket’s ability to simulate the weight of a hug tricks the body into producing serotonin, the hormone that makes you happy and is in short supply for the internet, and lowers cortisol levels.
For some of us, a weighted blanket is completely unnecessary because the weight of knowing they will never be enough is, well, enough for them.
Twitter should have their own ‘I’m in this photo and I don’t like it’ option on the report menu because I would report this tweet. While the tweet is about the different ways men and women communicate in a relationship, the issue of just wanting to be heard extends to other aspects of our lives. Sometimes, when you call up a friend and start yakking about your week, you don’t really want a solution. Most people do a great job of figuring out what they need or want to do, anyway. But what they do want is to have an empathic listener lend an ear, no matter how whiney they may seem.
POV: You Are Poor
It’s time for Twitter to put away the mirror and get to work on adding that ‘I’m in this photo and I don’t like it option’. Maybe you live in a first-world country or maybe you don’t but, like me, you’re a second or third-world citizen with a boatload of privilege who’s looking at this on a pricey device with a crisp display. Do not, I repeat, do not give in to the urge to check your bank account after seeing this. I did and now I am deceased.
A Cheaper Alternative To Therapy
Privilege or no privilege, therapy is expensive. Imagine paying that much money to talk to someone about your problems. If thinking about your life already makes you cry, just imagine how much you’ll cry after you see the bill. Seriously, I’m a mental health professional and even I think therapy is expensive. Doubly so for Americans, because last time I checked you guys don’t have free healthcare.
You know what’s free? A self-deprecating joke coping mechanism that scares people because it sounds a little too serious at times.
A Positive Attitude
You may not be able to afford therapy but that doesn’t mean you can’t help other penniless peasants. In this next edition of ‘I’m in this photo and I don’t like it’, we explore how you’re an awesome person for dedicating some of your energy to make other people’s lives better, even by just a tiny bit. You might not like being in this photo if you’re this person, but the people you’ve helped out certainly like you.
Midlife Crisis, Anyone?
Ever felt like your parents don’t really like you and that your birth has forced them to stop pursuing their dreams in order to take care of you instead? Me neither! But I won’t judge if that was relatable for you because, really, who still has dreams? Not in this economy, bud.
The Fairly Odd Parents really has us reaching for our ‘I’m in this photo and I don’t like it’ button. That show had several comedic moments that were comedy gold when we were kids. You’d think you’d grow out of a kid’s cartoon’s sense of humor, but it turns out The Fairly Odd Parents knew parents themselves would be forced to watch it with their kids too and it seems they’ve decided to cater to the rest of us.
If you’re dating literally any person of any gender, take notes. This could help you change up your compliments a little to keep things from sounding too canned.
Are you in this photo? Yes, absolutely. Get out of here with that ‘I love working myself to the bone’ energy because the truth is you wouldn’t work unless you had to. But do you like being in this photo? Maybe not, maybe yes. But if you don’t, it’s time you stopped dreaming of labor and do something that you feel actually enriches your life. If your work is that for you, then congratulations. Keep going!
And Then On Monday Morning
It speaks for itself. If you see this on your Facebook feed, feel free to report it under ‘I’m in this photo and I don’t like it’.
Want to read more unnecessary commentary about internet memes delivered in a tone drier than the Sahara desert? Check out 8 Posts That Belong on r/IAmVerySmart. If you find some of the posts featured there relatable, then I am so sorry for you.