Have you ever done something you regret?

Regrettable things – we’ve all got a list of them (granted, some of us likely have a longer list than others). I know I’ve said and done some things that I would take back if I could. Some are lighthearted, frivilous and silly, some more serious and shameful.

Recently it was trending on social media that a woman sent a pretty graphic intimate photo of herself to her husband. No harm in that if that’s how they keep their marriage spicy, right? The problem is that she accidentally sent it to her kids’ Mom’s hockey What’s App group.

OK, not the best move, but can you honestly say you’ve never accidentally sent something to the wrong recipient? Granted, she should have taken more care in choosing the contact and checking that it was correct, especially since the content was explicit. But, she didn’t and that really sucks and is cringe-and-move-towns embarrassing.

But, that doesn’t bother me too much. Though horribly embarrassing, it is still possible to come back from that. What really bugs me is that someone, who seemingly was part of the mom’s hockey group, decided to screenshot the photo and tweet it with the woman’s name and surname hashtagged in the tweet, for all in sundry to see. I can only assume that it was a woman who did this seeing as it was a moms’ group, however, I’m not 100% sure. And that’s besides the point. Whether it was a man or a woman, who actually does something like that? What kind of shitty human are you to do something so mean and, in my opinion, effing appalling and deplorable?

The fallout seems to have been pretty big with the tweet trending on Twitter on Thursday. This woman has been humiliated – an intimate and explicit photo of her is all over the Internet (and can never be taken back). It’s made the social media rounds and the story has made the local news. Personally, I don’t see why you would share, retweet or “like” that kind of thing, but humans are weird, twisted creatures at the best of times – as is evident by the jokes and memes that have already circulated. I have been sick in bed for most of the week and I only heard about it when I returned to work yesterday. *sigh* I wish I had stayed home and stayed completely oblivious to it all.

Perhaps you blame the woman who sent the photo for her own stupidity for the situation she’s in. But, as I’ve said, we’ve all done things we regret. Can you honestly reflect back on every single thing you’ve said and done in your life and say that there is not one single thing that you would take back if you could? I hope the person who chose to share the image and hashtag it on Twitter regrets doing so.

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Nicky

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