Mrs Backboard pictured continuing to flog a dead horse last night
A 57-year-old woman from Austin, Texas, has still not had any reaction to a piece of humorous writing she posted on her blog 9 years ago, despite having doggedly retweeted the piece in her Twitter account on numerous occasions ever since.
Mrs Patsy Backboard, a housewife and mother of two, yesterday chalked up her 10,000th retweet but has still to receive a single response of any kind from any of the 57,273 people she is currently following.
Mrs Backboard remains undaunted however and told local reporters last night:
“I’m absolutely convinced that one day my story will be given the attention I think it deserves. It’s about old people behaving badly in a retirement home and it’s easily the best thing I’ve ever written. I know it’s good because a few weeks after I posted it on my blog somebody clicked on the like button. Admittedly, I received a lot of negative, and in some cases, quite abusive feedback, but you always get these troll types on the internet don’t you? A lot of it’s down to jealousy in my opinion”.
Mrs Backboard’s sole follower on Twitter is her daughter, Ellie, 30, who told reporters:
“The entire family realises that mom’s story is absolute shit, but nobody’s got the heart to tell her. That ‘like’ she got was from my 3-year-old daughter, who accidentally pressed the button when she was sitting on my lap one evening. I just hope she gets fed up with the lack of reaction and gives up to be honest”.
A spokesperson for Twitter said last night:
“It’s not unusual to get this type of narcissistic behaviour on social media. These people suffer from a condition called the Dunning-Kruger Syndrome which results in them becoming convinced of their own brilliance, despite everybody around them telling them that they’re absolutely fucking dire and that they wish they’d just piss off out of it”
The Austin Bugle.
Disclaimer: All persons in the above skit are completely fictitious and bear no resemblance to any persons alive or dead…in all probability.