The insanely popular blog Humans Of New York is filled with the beautiful and insightful thoughts of New Yorkers, yet it seemed to be missing something…
Comedian Jim Tews noticed this omission and set out to solve this with his Felines Of New York (FONY) blog, where he collects photos of New York’s cats and writes introspective and meaningful captions for them, based on the premise of HONY.
We’ve all been there: Your best friend calls you up, all excited — and you know it’s a big deal, because who actually talks on the phone anymore? They tell you that they’ve met someone really special, and they want you to meet them.
The next thing you know, they’re always together, even when you’re supposed to be hanging out one-on-one for some bestie time.
So what can you do? Well, one guy seems to have decided that he’s better off embracing his role as a third wheel…
Meet Peter Alden, a 29-year-old single guy who lives in New York City (that’s him in the ocean).
Dating is hard. Theoretically online dating should make things easier (you don’t even have to leave the house to try and find a date) but in reality, not so much. It’s shocking, but people can actually exaggerate their profiles online. I know. Outrageous.
That’s where Tinder comes in. If you’re not familiar, the app forces users to make impulse decisions based on physical appearances to engage in a conversation. If you like what you see and read, you swipe right to chat. If you don’t like what you see, swipe left.
Easy enough and, after all, what quality relationship doesn’t start with physical appearances and phones?
I don’t think I’ve ever experienced having to sit on hold with customer service and having patience at the same time. I understand it’s a very difficult job and they deal with a bunch of, shall we say, “difficult” people, but see previous sentence. People don’t generally call them because they’re so happy.
With that said, there is a parody Facebook customer service page — WeHopeThatHelps.com — that responds to customer complaints on brand pages. Even though they don’t represent the company getting complaints, their comments are rarely deleted.
The only explanation is that they’re hilarious and they’re also saying what real customer service people wish they could say but that they can’t because it wouldn’t be professional.
And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to say this?