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Facebook Life Hack: How to handle those stupid Chain Posts

Has this ever happened to you? You are reading through your Facebook feed, sorting through all the cat pictures, memes and status updates that are much happier than the people are In Real Life when suddenly you see a strange or unusual status on a friend’s status. Without thinking you like or comment and the next thing you know, that friend PMs you to tell you you have to post something similar.

You know that by clicking “like” to my boobs post you entered into the 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign… If you haven’t already played, you have to pick one of the 14 statements, below and post to your status. Don’t be a spoil sport choose your poison, and change your status 1 – Damn diarrhea 2 – Just used my boobs to get out of a speeding ticket 3 – Anyone have a tampon, I’m out 4 – How do you get rid of foot fungus? 5 – Why is nobody around when I’m horny? 6 – No toilet paper goodbye socks! 7 – Someone offered me a job as a prostitute but I’m hesitant. 9 – I’ve decided 2 stop wearing underwear. 10 – It’s confirmed.. I’m going to be a daddy/mummy. 11 – I really don’t know how 2 tell anyone and I’m sick of hiding it I’m gay. 12 – Guess it was 2 good 2 b true I’m pregnant. 13 – Just won £900 on a scratch card 14 – I’ve just found out I’ve been cheated on for this past 5 months. Post with no explanations.

We’ve all been there. Now the obvious thing to do is de-friend them. But maybe they bring some value to table in some other way or it would make holiday dinners awkward and you never know when they might leave you something in their will.

You may already know this trick but in case you don’t, here’s how you comply without looking like an idiot to the rest of your Facebook feed (or any more of an idiot than you already are if you are…me):

Step 1) Copy and paste one of the status options as instructed.

Step 2) Before posting click drop-down where it says Public:









Step 3) click on Custom


Step 4) type in the name of the friend that asked you to do this insane chain post


Step 5) Post away.

Only that friend will see that status but to them it will appear as if you sent it to your entire feed.

You’re welcome!

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