I’ve always been a pretty tough bloke. But two months ago at my wedding, I… well… fainted. And at the worst possible moment – right in the middle of my vows.
I was a bit hungover. And really nervous. And it was a hot day. But the whole thing was very embarrassing. Especially since my brother kept talking about it afterwards in his Best Man speech. In fact, he deliberately brought it up SEVEN TIMES! What a douche!
But it gets worse. Turns out he somehow managed to secretly film my humiliating little moment with his phone, AND THEN POSTED IT ONLINE! It’s been there for weeks and it’s already had over 100,000 views. He’s making me an internet laughing stock!
I keep asking him to remove the video. But he keeps “forgetting”. I’m sure he thinks he’s finally getting his revenge for all the big brother teasing I used to give him when we were growing up.
I’m taking the moral high ground here and remaining mature about it. But what can I do to make him see reason?
O Brother, Why Art Thou a Douche?
Dear O Brother, etc,
Yes, we do all enjoy the misfortunes of others. In fact, one of my favourite pastimes is watching epic fails on YouTube (accidental amputations are my favourite). It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
So I have to say I’m firmly with your brother on this one. By sharing your life-scarring moment with the online community he’s spreading a bit of laughter and joy into other people’s lives. Not to mention his skill and quick thinking at capturing the moment in the first place. And without anyone noticing!
I know you won’t like me taking this position, but I think we can both agree that your whole ‘moral high ground’ argument is redundant. Remember, I’m a yak. I’m built for altitudes you can only dream of. The moral high ground is my natural home. All you’d get is a nose bleed. But I suppose that could always be filmed as well.
With kind regards,