A LIST APP TRUST EXERCISE

  1. Hey there, fellow lister!
  2. So here's the deal:
  3. You know how you can edit lists after posting?
  4. Like, totally edit them: title, entries, images - whatever.
  5. Well, we're gonna play a little trust exercise.
  6. I'm going to ask you to "like" this list.
    Or "favorite" or whatever you wanna call it. The little star.
  7. In doing so, you are going to put your trust in me.
  8. Specifically the trust that I will not go back and edit this list into something you would be ashamed to have liked.
  9. For instance, "ONLY LIKE THIS LIST IF YOU ARE A COMMITTED MENS RIGHTS ACTIVIST"
  10. Or "ALL LIKERS OF THIS LIST PLUCK OUT THEIR OWN PUBIC HAIR AND USE IT AS A GARNISH ON THEIR CAESAR SALADS"
  11. Or "THOSE WHO LIKE THIS LIST DO NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR AND YOU'RE"
  12. Or even "LIKE THIS LIST IF (AND ONLY IF) YOU'VE SEXUALLY PLEASURED TED CRUZ ON A FERRIS WHEEL"
  13. That'd be pretty embarrassing, right? To have your simple "like" be turned into a public admission of something horrible like that.
  14. Or maybe I'll just make this list into a picture of an old man's testicles and call it "DICK CHENEY'S BALLS" and you'll have liked Dick Cheney's balls.
  15. And you'd never know.
  16. I mean, technically you could keep tabs on this list and un-like it if I change it to something gauche.
  17. But do you really have the time for that?
  18. And remember, I could change it at any time.
  19. A week from now...
  20. A year from now...
  21. Maybe I'll wait until you're running for public office and your entire social media past is under scrutiny from the ENTIRE WORLD.
  22. Or maybe not.
  23. See, that's where the trust comes in.
  24. Because I'm telling you now I will not do any of that.
  25. I promise I will leave this list untouched.
  26. Your "like" will never come back to haunt you.
  27. But the question is...
  28. Do you trust me?
  29. A complete stranger on the Internet...
  30. Who doesn't even use his adult face as his avatar (though in fairness I have never taken a better picture since my 'lean-back baby' days)...
  31. Someone you have no reason to trust beyond your general faith in the goodness of humanity.
  32. If it exists.
  33. So there you go.
  34. Do you trust me?
  35. If so, go ahead and "like" this list.
  36. At your own peril.