I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s always being disturbed by the cacophonous sounds of constant laughter online, as one after another email rolls in with the gratuitous LOL (lol) included. As we all know by now, this stands for Laughing Out Loud and I suggest that we could do a lot to reduce the noise and racket bombarding us by switching to SIL (Silently I Laugh) or ILS (I Laugh Silently).
Sure, it’s a simple suggestion and there will still be those who think they need to subject everyone to their uncontrollable ripples of laughter, as well as let us know that they’re also rolling on the floor while doing it, etc. But I think most of us will actually welcome the peace and quiet that this simple act of consideration can bring.
I may not be the one who can bring an end to the epidemic of absolutely inane self-preoccupation exemplified by the relentless texting, tweeting and selfie-ing but I can at least sound the call for some sensibility here.
And if you want to tell me that you agree, a simple SIA (Silently I Approve) will be sufficient.
P.S. TIA (Thanks In Advance)