I noticed the other day that the ads on my Facebook sidebar had little X icons to let you close them. I thought, Hey, great, I will get rid of this Facebook Mobile ad. Facebook Mobile is of no use to me as I do not have that functionality on my little crappy phone. But when I clicked the X to get rid of the ad, it popped up a little notification that said, “Why don’t you like this ad? Choose reason,” and all the reasons were hurtful. They were all “Offensive” or “Uninteresting” or “Irrelevant”, and I kept picturing the poor little ad slinking back into the darkness hanging its head and getting teased by all the inoffensive interesting relevant ads.
When I think about it now, of course, I realize I was being ridiculous. The Facebook ad for Facebook Mobile is probably like the big man on campus when it comes to Facebook ads, and it probably spends its free time throwing slushies into dorky ads’ faces, and giving them wedgies, and stuffing them into their lockers. And then when they try to complain to Facebook, Facebook is probably like, “Um, my sweet munchkin child Mobile would never do anything like that,” and the misfit Facebook ads go off and smoke pot behind the gym.
Please tell me that you, also, have anthropomorphizing activities. (Validate me!)