My daughter sprinted into the living room:
OMG! A and L made a tik tok that went viral
To answer the two questions that you may have:
- TikTok is “a massively popular app that lets users create and share videos up to 60 seconds long” informal definition according to dictionary.com
- A and L are the daughters of my brother in law’s (via my sister in law) cousin. We have met them on many occasions over the past twenty years
Now to the story:
The Grandfather of A&L left the girls a text. In it he extolled the virtues of the Grandson of one of his friends from the country club. He told the girls where the guy worked and what he did, who the family was, and what he looked like. He told the twins that as the guy lived in NYC one, or both of them should text him.
With me so far?
The twins then decided to text this guy while filming it for a TikTok. The video went something like this:
Hey- do you know that your Grandfather is pimping you out?
There was a little more to their words but this was the gist of the video, and I believe the line that made people laugh and cringe at the same time, thus ensuring its viralness…
We can think about this on a variety of levels:
- Should relatives be trying to set you up on dates if you haven’t explicitly asked?
- Were the twins right to call out their Grandfather like this, on a public forum?
- Was it fair to call out the guy on a video, seeing that he had absolutely no part in this and can’t control the actions of his relative?
- Is it OK because I’ve met the Grandfather and let’s say he could be a tad…pompous?
What do you think?
Would you be trying to get your Grandkids married off? Would you retaliate if someone tried to set you up?