The “distracted boyfriend” meme was just the tip of the iceberg!
A few weeks ago – or maybe months, maybe even years? (social media makes the passage of time meaningless) – a meme based around an amusing stock photo caught fire online.
In the photo, a young couple is holding hands and walking down the street. As they pass a young woman dressed in red, the man in the couple turns his head to watch her go, widening his eyes and pursing his lips in the universal symbol of “ooh wee, I gotta get me some of that!” As you can imagine, the girl whose hand he’s holding is less than pleased by her boyfriend’s lecherous and disrespectful response to the red-dressed woman.
Twitter got a hold of the meme and superimposed different words on each member of the trifecta to reflect all manner of recent happenings, from politics to pop culture and more. Now, an enterprising tweeter with the handle @ajabernathy has delved into the stock photo archives and, upon finding a collection of more than FORTY PAGES of photos featuring the couple, he’s dredged up an entire saga about the star-crossed pair’s evolving relationship.
Abernathy’s take finds the woman in the photo struggling with more than her boyfriend’s wandering eye.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/932689256409124864
In fact, by the look of it, she’s not struggling with that at all.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/932689583279607809
Things are progressing rapidly, and knowing what he knows, Abernathy is not taking it well. None of us are, tbh.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/932689890994720768 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/932690093176971264
Judging by where things go from there, we had good reason to worry.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/932690238694141953
And it seems she has discovered where he gone to.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/932691048500953088 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/932695945309024256
What will she do? Abernathy has a strong opinion…https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/932691161805983744
It’s clear “distracted boyfriend” hasn’t learned his lesson. He’s only getting more brazen!https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/932693207942561792 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/932694368766644224
Things aren’t looking great for this couple.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/932696130441408513 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/932695303173607425
Finally, she’s reached the end of her rope.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/932696618884845569
I can’t sugarcoat this: it will be a long road, stock-photo woman, especially with a baby in tow, but it’s for the best.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/932695736025845764
You’ll get through this.
(If you want more information, Abernathy continued to play the sleuth, and found backstory on the actual models in the collection.)