A while back I was on facebook and I innocently said "lol" on one of my comments to a friend. Big deal, right? That's just part of the "language" - - everybody uses it. Well, my daughter, who is away at college, saw it and HAD. A. COW. Royally. I'm surprised she didn't disavow our relationship, or at the very least, unfriend me. By her reaction, you would have thought that I had publically confessed to some horrid crime. All I did was use "lol." Well, apparently that IS a horrid crime. She said: "MOTHER, DON'T EVER SAY THAT AGAIN." I'm sorry, never say what again? "NEVER USE LOL . . . EVER . . . AGAIN." Well, okay . . . I guess . . . why? "Because it sounds creepy coming from you." It sounds creepy coming from me?? Gee, thanks. My daughter marches to the beat of her own drummer (for which I am very grateful and proud). So I thought it must just be her. . . marching . . . to some weird drummer thing or something. I can live without saying lol if it will make her happy.
Well, I thought it was only her - that is, until I was on facebook a couple of days later and read something my grown niece had commented on, and in her comment she used "lol." Again, no big deal. Mmm, maybe not. Her teenage daughter commented right after that and said, "Mom, ewww. Don't use lol. It's creepy."
So confusing. Maybe I should stick to the telephone where I can actually laugh out loud and it's not creepy. Ah, well. The only thing I know for sure is that I will never ever use lol on facebook or texting again. Out of respect for my daughter, the marching drummer.