As everyone knows (and if you don’t know, you’ve apparently been under a rock for the last week), the federal government has been shut down due to a failure to agree on a new debt budget. Social media, especially Twitter, has been EN FUEGO (on fire, for our non-Spanish speaking readers) with commentary on the shutdown. These tweets have been witty, sad, controversial and everything in between. Here are the 5 Steps for Coping with the Government Shutdown, As Told By Social Media*:
*Disclaimer: these posts are not representative of my views or those of The Hoya. They simply made me chuckle:
Now that people began to understand what the shutdown meant, the posts became a little calmer, albeit a bit melodramatic.
How does the shutdown affect you? What should you look out for?
4. Try to Find a Solution
Some Hoyas on Facebook had some advice for getting through the shutdown:
5. Look at the Silver Lining
You aren’t in Congress, so unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot we can do at the moment. Just try and look at the bright side!
While the government shutdown is certainly no laughing matter, at least these students and celebrities helped me get a laugh out of the ordeal. If you are looking for more bizarre humor, just search “government shutdown pickup lines” on Twitter. Yup, it’s trending. Hopefully this will be the last shutdown post out of us, and a big thank you to those of you that made it possible. Keep up the good work!
Photo: Amari O’Bannon, Huffington Post, ParkTheaterVideo