“OMG STFU” stands for Oh my God… Shut The **** UP!!! :(
This is how you feel when someone runs their mouth about something they shouldn’t have.
I saw this video on one of my Facebook Friends‘ walls just now:
YouTube Link => youtu.be/07tI0S1_qBA
First of all, I’d like to say that this isn’t a Male -> Female thing. This goes in both directions. I’m talking about relationships and interactions between people in general, not something specifically about women.
In the video, this dude is being interviewed by video paparazzi and his wife is standing next to him.
*NOBODY* is talking to his wife.
*NOBODY* asks his wife any questions.
The paparazzo asks the dude whether he puts his own posters on the walls (which is probably illegal, yet also probably an aspect of this guy’s “street cred” persona).
Unfortunately for him, he feels comfortable taking a sip of his drink right after the dude asks him the question, so for SOME. ODD. REASON… His wife.. Whom *NOBODY* was speaking to AT ALL (The question was “Do you ever do that, yourself?”, indicating that the paparazzo was speaking TO the guy he was interviewing) goes:
“A long time ago.”
*Needle scratching on record sound*
Now.. This was a clear and egregious violation by his wife.
Unless dude had hired her as his Public Relations Agent (which, clearly, he didn’t, by his reaction to her statement and her reaction to his reaction) she needs to STFU and mind her own business when he’s talking to the press.
Before y’all females start hopping up and down, protesting, let’s consider if the paparazzi had been interviewing HER! o_O
- Paparazzo: “So, [wife's name]… How’s your sex life?”
- Wife: *Takes a sip of her drink*
- Husband: “Well… She has a really nice ass, see… You can’t tell, because of the baggy jeans she wears, but it’s really sweet, so I like to hit it from the back, which used to give her rug burns on her knees, so we bought this special carpet for the living room floor, because I rarely **** her in an actual bed, and…”
- Wife: “OMG!!! STFU!!! :(“
Not so cool for someone to jump into a conversation that didn’t involve them *NOW*, is it? >:D
So the next thing that happens is that the drone media dude says that the husband “freaks out”, so I’m expecting him to FLIP on her, right?… This is what happened:
- Husband: “Wha… What are you do… Don’t answer stuff… please.”
- Wife: “ok.”
- Husband: “JESUS! :/”
- Wife: “…”
- Husband: “What is your problem? :/ You’re not stupid.”
- Wife: (to paparazzo) “No.. We can’t.. Really…”
Now, that was nowhere near a “freak out”, especially considering her violation of putting his personal business in the streets.
I do have to say, however.. That this was partially.. In fact, *MOSTLY* his fault.
If you have a social media image to maintain, it’s YOUR JOB to make sure that your inner circle is properly briefed and ready, willing and able to do the right thing when the time comes. He obviously didn’t prep his wife properly, so he got what he got. She ran her mouth, and he ended up on TMZ.
After she’s already screwed up is *NOT* the time to discuss her screwup. Prevention.. Not Cure. There *IS* no cure. Prevention negates the necessity for a cure.
If someone’s asking about me, you have no information. Your response is “You’re going to have to ask HIM about that”. You don’t have to lie and say you don’t know. It’s MY business, not YOURS. Stay out of it by not participating in discussions about me.
Simultaneously, you receive the same basic and proper courtesy from me. I’m not going to put your business in the street. If you don’t put your own posters up around the city or you don’t write your own blog posts or you like doggie-style except for the rug burns, that’s *YOUR* business. It’s not MY business to tell.
Play Your Position
Of course, the drone media chick goes “That’s a ____ move, anyway, to do that to your wife in front of cameras. You don’t admonish her on a national level.. That’s awful! :(”
Can we get a sound bite about how she told on him for not putting up his own posters ON A NATIONAL LEVEL, which is why she got TOLD THE **** OFF? o_O
I personally wouldn’t have done it the way he did it, however I’ve never *HAD* TO do it like that, because chicks that know me are hip to the Cones of Silence, and they wouldn’t put my personal business out there to begin with.
Edit: There WAS one situation where I got caught out there like this, when I was hanging out with a new chick, and I didn’t expect anything interesting to happen while she was around, so I failed to inform her that all the pictures she was taking would need to go through an approval process before being posted.
I always check with people on the spot when we take pictures together to make sure everyone likes how they look, and if anybody disapproves, we take more pictures until we get it right.
So, when she posted them the next morning, I had to hustle and tell her to IXNAY on the ICSPAY because the situation had evolved from a General Audiences rating to personal, off-the-record interaction, and I hadn’t explained #NOBLOG to her yet. >:D
What he SHOULD have done is whispered all that stuff in her ear, so she understood to STFU and not spill any more beans or tip any more waiters. If I didn’t tell you to tell somebody something, keep it to yourself. If it’s your business, and it has nothing to do with me, scream it from the highest social media mountaintop! :D
If nobody’s talking to you, play your position.
This isn’t “Jeopardy”. This isn’t “Wheel of Fortune”. This isn’t “Press Your Luck”. You don’t get any points for answering trivia questions about me.
If someone asks me “Do you know a chick named Lux? o_O”, let me answer or not answer my own damned question! :D .. It’s nor your job to go “Oh yeah!.. He knows Lux! :D .. They were hanging out together at the 2011 blip.tv & Collective Digital Studio Party and she appears in his Facebook Avatars from time to time, and there are a bunch of pictures of them together over the last four years, including a rooftop pool party back in 2007!!! :D”
Mind. Your. Own. Business!!! :D
If I feel like saying I know Lux and she’s given me permission to say that I know her, then *I’M* going to decide how to answer that question.. Not you.
I discussed this in last year’s “#NOBLOG Status” article.
The Phrase That Pays is “Pics.. Or It Didn’t Happen.”
The converse, of course, being to deliberately NOT publicize something via social media because it’s not for public consumption.
It’s my opinion that without #NOBLOG, people would never really get to know each other on a deep and important level.
If I have to worry about you runnin’ yo mouf as soon as TMZ shows up, or even worse, I can expect for you to put my business on BLAST to our 200 mutual Facebook Friends, I’m not TELLING YOU anything important at all, and I’m CERTAINLY NOT going to be *DOING* anything with you! :D
This is why it’s dude’s fault for not properly prepping his wife about what she’s allowed to talk about and what she’s not allowed to talk about.
By the time you select a chick to be your wife……. By the time you select a chick to be your girlfriend or even a close platonic friend, she’s got to be down for you and you’ve got to be down for her. It’s that simple.
If you know that it’s important to your public image for you to be perceived as someone that puts his own posters up, you tell your wife in private (hopefully, not right after you finished hittin’ that, because her brain isn’t working properly and won’t absorb the information correctly) that if anybody asks if you put up your own posters, the answer is “YES!”.
If she’s not smart enough to remember that or she’s not willing to back your play, then you LIE TO HER every once in a while, grab a bunch of posters, and walk out the door, saying “I’ll be back in a few hours, honey… I’m heading out to plaster my own posters all over the city… Don’t wait up! :D” and then you go hang out with the fellaz or your other girlfriends or whatever you have going on in your life, so when the paparazzi ask YOU about it and you go for a sip of your soda, she blurts out THE RIGHT THING instead of THE WRONG THING (read: The Truth).
If you can’t be trusted to keep your mouth shut, you’re only going to receive the same information the general public receives. If you refuse to respect #NOBLOG, you won’t be invited to the next event.
If you’re not smart enough to recognize that someone’s talking TO ME and not TO YOU, then you won’t be walked around with.. Capisce? >:D
I mean.. Say what you want about Arnold’s Maid, but she held the line for 14 YEARS, SUNNN!!! :D hahaha Now *THAT’S* some SECRET-KEEPING!!! >:D
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