If you’re a regular reader, you might be aware of my fondness for gifs. What I love about them is how many I options do I have to express my emotions to you all. Here’s how I feel about the Ice Bucket Challenge or #IceBuck..whatever..
I mean, really? REALLY?
It’s such a dumb thing to do. I am not even going to go look for a synonym to explain how stupid people look pouring ice cold water all over themselves because it’s cool.
The craze regarding “But first let me take a selfie” was hard enough on my life since it initiated a super duper fun selfie contest at our hotel. Can you imagine? I thought we were all grown ups doing serious business.
But this is outrageous. The stupidity is just beyond.
Outraged as I am by the stupidity of this lame Ice Bucket Challenge, I’m amazed to see how easy it is to get people to do absolutely senseless things. All you need to do is create a hype about it, through our beloved social feeds like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and what not. And voila, there you have it. Everyone, all around the world is doing it. Like it’s actually of some use.
You may call me lifeless. Or say that I’m not fun anymore. But I’m sorry I just think drenching yourself in freezing water equates uselessness. Not to mention the waste of perfectly drinkable water. Not to mention the stupidity.
And the country, which was the last country to have come up with something slightly productive, did. I’m so proud to say that even though a lot of dumb people are busy pouring water over their heads, a group of enthusiastic teenagers have decided to do a different challenge than a dumb one like this. The focus is on actually doing something useful, like helping people or cleaning up a street. They are using #SmilePakistanChallenge to encourage people to post videos on something more fruitful than wasting water.
Please, do check it out guys. If only more people in Pakistan were like this.
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