STARING.

By |2019-09-03T22:26:07+01:00September 3rd, 2019|

You know what I heard?

I heard that some people.

When they post something.

On that social media.

To one of those social media platforms.

They then just sit there.

Or stand there.

Refreshing the page.

Over and over.

Staring.

Staring.

Apparently.

They stare for ages.

Waiting.

Refreshing the page.

Waiting to see who looks at whatever it is they’ve posted.

Waiting to see who likes it.

Or comments on it.

Or shares it.

Or if they cannot actually sit there.

They stand there.

Making coffee.

Or tea.

Before picking their phone up again.

Even as the kettle begins to boil.

And staring again.

Then they break away to quickly spoon coffee into a mug.

Or drop a teabag into a mug.

Then sugar.

Before hurriedly pouring in the milk.

And then quickly picking their phone up again.

Refreshing the page.

Waiting to see who looks at whatever it is they’ve posted.

Waiting to see who likes it.

Or comments on it.

Or shares it.

Then.

As they pop the phone down and pour the water from the kettle.

And as they stir the coffee.

Or the tea.

They pick their phone up again.

And stare.

Refreshing the page.

Waiting to see who looks at whatever it is they’ve posted.

Waiting to see who likes it.

Or comments on it.

Or shares it.

Mood.

And do you know what else I heard?

I heard that these people.

As they stand there.

Refreshing the page.

Waiting to see who looks at whatever it is they’ve posted.

Waiting to see who likes it.

Or comments on it.

Or shares it.

These people have their actual mood dictated by what happens.

What I mean is.

If lots of people like whatever it is they’ve posted.

Or comment on it.

Or share it.

They actually feel happy.

Real happiness.

And if lots of people don’t like whatever it is they’ve posted.

Or comment on it.

Or share it.

They actually feel sad.

Real sadness.

Businesspeople.

And you know what else I heard?

I heard that these people.

These people that stand there.

Refreshing the page.

Waiting to see who looks at whatever it is they’ve posted.

Waiting to see who likes it.

Or comments on it.

Or shares it.

They’re businesspeople.

Actual businesspeople.

Business Founders, in fact.

MD’s.

Real life leaders.

Standing there.

Refreshing the page.

Staring.

Waiting to see who looks at whatever it is they’ve posted.

Waiting to see who likes it.

Or comments on it.

Or shares it.

Having their mood dictated by what happens.

Their actual mood.

As they stand there.

Staring.

Staring.

Staring.

What I heard.

It’s just.

You know.

What I heard.

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