There are some folks who just make my pressure rise when I am trying to have an adult convo with them so I am truly thankful for Alex Chung and his team at giphy as well as the countless meme maker app designers who have aided in regulating my pressure.
Without putting any of our biz out there, one of the people that I talk to only in meme when we have to have a phone exchange is my daughters father. Under the tutelage of the meme there is no yelling, no snark and no confusion because memes help get right to the point with the right amount of shade and enough humor that you can’t help but laugh.
An exchange that would normally go:
Me: “TC I asked you weeks ago to fix baby girls bike it’s still squeaking, why do I have to figure out everything”
Him: You know I’m always running I will do it this weekend>
Me: You been saying that the past 3 weekends
Him: Whatever T you always want to start an argument. I’ll get to it.
Now goes like this:
Me: Cuz who can say no to this face? And yes I keep candid shots just for this purpose
Him: Cuz I threw baby girl up in there
Me: Cuz I gotta see it to believe it
True story and you best believe before the clock struck 12 and I do mean it was just about 11:55pm the doorbell rang and he came in and fixed the bike.
I don’t know what it is about memes that elicit a response with this dude but it is my communication of choice. Let me preface it won’t always work but it does take a bit of the stress out of our conversations.
Try it the next time you have a tough conversation with a boyfriend, family member or hard to deal with client. It’s not guaranteed but it sure is funny looking for just the right response. and gives you a chance to take a deep breath.
Any of you have people you only talk to in meme?