On Vine, I make a lot of ridiculous videos. Beyond 14,000 now, yikes. Anyway, at some point about 1.5 yrs ago, a boy who was following me saw a Vine where I used a curse in it. He wrote a comment, “Oh, could you not curse? It makes me sad”.
I wrote ‘k’ but internally I felt small.
A few months later, I made another Vine with a curse in it [I did a sentence diagram on a meme song at the time … something about getting out of a car I think and it had fucking or fuck in it]
Anyway, same guy (forgot he was around) said in the comment, “You promised you wouldn’t curse”.
_sigh_ I couldn’t argue ’cause, well, it wasn’t hard for me not to, so not doing it at all wasn’t much of a stretch.
After my fuck-talk time in my early 20s though, I rarely cursed since. When I *do* curse though? People listen. There are dropped jaws, shocked faces, the record needle scratches. It’s like having a hidden power.