Instagrim. Not having your cake and eating it.

Instagrim. Not having your cake and eating it.

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talksthetorque

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5,711 posts

74 months

Friday 15th March
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On a city break in a Central European city and we go to the obligatory special cake cafe that claims to have created the original special cake. This isn’t Amsterdam, so no, not that sort of cake
We were seated at the same time as a couple in their early twenties. We’re about double that. She was quite slim and attractive, he looked like a young Stephen Manghan.

Our cakes and coffee arrived at the same time. We ate ours and watched as she got him to take about thirty photos with fork, without fork, take her jumper off, (revealing a T-shirt, calm down) put her coat over her shoulders the move to the corner table with the comfy bench and do the same again. Then she takes her hair down for another few.

They then sit back down and she stares at her phone.
WHILE [u]HE EATS THE CAKE[/u]..

Today was the day we realised we are old and are going to have to let them youngsters get on with it.

The cake was lovely by the way you pathetic woman. Ask your boyfriend.




glenrobbo

13,864 posts

89 months

Friday 15th March
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confused [u]... [/u]?

Cake. cloud9

I love cake: YUM! lick I could whatsapp it forever!

Your own cake must have been pretty awful if you didn't want to share it with all your friends and family... frown

knk

739 posts

210 months

Friday 15th March
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Sacher tort?

Camelot1971

1,207 posts

105 months

Friday 15th March
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talksthetorque said:
On a city break in a Central European city and we go to the obligatory special cake cafe that claims to have created the original special cake. This isn’t Amsterdam, so no, not that sort of cake
We were seated at the same time as a couple in their early twenties. We’re about double that. She was quite slim and attractive, he looked like a young Stephen Manghan.

Our cakes and coffee arrived at the same time. We ate ours and watched as she got him to take about thirty photos with fork, without fork, take her jumper off, (revealing a T-shirt, calm down) put her coat over her shoulders the move to the corner table with the comfy bench and do the same again. Then she takes her hair down for another few.

They then sit back down and she stares at her phone.
WHILE [u]HE EATS THE CAKE[/u]..

Today was the day we realised we are old and are going to have to let them youngsters get on with it.

The cake was lovely by the way you pathetic woman. Ask your boyfriend.
Wow. That's almost as embarrassing as posting a story on a social media platform about someone posting on another social media platform about cake....

vikingaero

3,985 posts

108 months

Friday 15th March
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I post pictures of my food. Normally plates of chickens feet, BBQ crickets, Honey glazed grubs etc.
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.:ian:.

1,436 posts

142 months

Friday 15th March
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This thread is useless without pics



(of the cake)

DaveTheRave87

1,218 posts

28 months

Friday 15th March
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She's lucky she didn't grow in the age were you had to get the film developed and then go round all your friends and family and show them all the pictures with your cake.

That would have taken her ages.

Cold

6,341 posts

29 months

Friday 15th March
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You spotted Zoella and Alfie and ICMFP.


(Yaas, I'm down wit da yoot)

glenrobbo

13,864 posts

89 months

Friday 15th March
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.:ian:. said:
This thread is useless without pics
Don't you bloody start! nono I already reminded everybody that Adrian built a bloody great long wall to keep those buggers out.

Blue-faced bds!

glenrobbo

13,864 posts

89 months

Friday 15th March
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knk said:
Sacher tort?
Do they sell that in Prague these days?

glenrobbo

13,864 posts

89 months

Friday 15th March
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Camelot1971 said:
Wow. That's almost as embarrassing as posting a story on a social media platform about someone posting on another social media platform about cake....
This.

Very much this. rolleyes

rodericb

1,603 posts

65 months

Saturday 16th March
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glenrobbo said:
Camelot1971 said:
Wow. That's almost as embarrassing as posting a story on a social media platform about someone posting on another social media platform about cake....
This.

Very much this. rolleyes
You two are as sharp as tacks! Using media to post a story about media - who'd a thunk it?!?!

talksthetorque

Original Poster:

5,711 posts

74 months

Saturday 16th March
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knk said:
Sacher tort?
party

talksthetorque

Original Poster:

5,711 posts

74 months

Saturday 16th March
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glenrobbo said:
Camelot1971 said:
Wow. That's almost as embarrassing as posting a story on a social media platform about someone posting on another social media platform about cake....
This.
Very much this. rolleyes
But but but....... I’m different because.......
Ok you’re right.

But you’re also joining in too wink
I just had to get it off my chest.
Gratuitous cake picture



glenrobbo

13,864 posts

89 months

Saturday 16th March
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thumbup
Nice cake, TTT.

There, that wasn't so hard, was it?

We'll soon have you posting pics of your meals every day! wink

Lord Marylebone

8,040 posts

119 months

Saturday 16th March
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I am of the opinion that things change, and if people enjoy doing things like photographing their lunch and posting it to 'Insta', then I wouldn't judge them.

I'm almost 40, and I quite like Instagram. I follow lots of classic car type stuff, classic restoration, watches, historic motoring. Loads of really great little companies all producing motoring and motoring clothing/fashion/watches type gear.

My feed is filled with lots of cool and interesting stuff daily.

I don't follow anyone who posts photos of their food and their kids.

I do a lot of photography as well, and I really enjoy photographing a classic Porsche or something and then watching the photos 'blow up' become 'Insta Famous' for the weekend when they get posted by whoever commissioned them.

It's just a bit of fun.

There are heaps of downsides of social media/instagram, such as the whole carefully curated fake lifestyle thing. Many, many, younger people are sucked into making their whole life look amazing and wealthy on Insta, and I don't think any of that stuff is good for anyone. For all that kind of thing, see the 'is the internet good' thread.

vixen1700

10,892 posts

209 months

Saturday 16th March
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Lord Marylebone said:
I'm almost 40, and I quite like Instagram. I follow lots of classic car type stuff, classic restoration, watches, historic motoring. Loads of really great little companies all producing motoring and motoring clothing/fashion/watches type gear.

My feed is filled with lots of cool and interesting stuff daily.
I've never been on Instagram as I assumed it was just vacuous birds with fish pouts, handbags and pictures of food. hehe

May have to take a look now. smile

roadsmash

743 posts

9 months

Saturday 16th March
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She may have been paid an influencer fee to take pictures of it and upload it to her Instagram, and tag the establishment. If you can confirm the location we could probably find the post quite easily.

Regarding the cake, you’re sat there paying for it.

She’s getting paid to take pictures of it.

She doesn’t care.

You do.

Who’s the real winner?

Mothersruin

6,859 posts

38 months

Saturday 16th March
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I thought it was a hotel that claimed the invention - we were going to eat there for dinner one evening but we walked in, did an immediate u-turn and walked back out again - proper old school stuffiness, not our sort of thing.

talksthetorque

Original Poster:

5,711 posts

74 months

Sunday 17th March
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roadsmash said:
She may have been paid an influencer fee to take pictures of it and upload it to her Instagram, and tag the establishment. If you can confirm the location we could probably find the post quite easily.

Regarding the cake, you’re sat there paying for it.

She’s getting paid to take pictures of it.

She doesn’t care.

You do.

Who’s the real winner?
Me. I actually ate the cake.

And when you say ‘real winner’ you did remember you guessed about the situation.

I’m on Instagram but have only posted a couple of dozen times.

Im not a social influencer so unfortunately I didn’t get a free cake that I then went on to not eat.