The original intention of social media was to provide a platform for interaction and connection. But, social networks have become a valuable source of entertainment these days.
Earlier, LinkedIn was used to find work and connect employees with employers and vice-versa. However, like Facebook and Instagram, people have started sharing their personal stories now.
Recently, a man shared how he bought his first car. Though, netizens are not able to decipher if his story is sarcastic or a serious one, the post has now gone viral.
Soon, the screenshot of the post on LinkedIn was shared on Twitter and other social media platforms.
Read on to find out about it further.
It's getting increasingly difficult to discern a serious post from a sarcastic post on LinkedIn. pic.twitter.com/nDC8m6DLmG— Karthik 🇮🇳 (@beastoftraal) August 18, 2022
The now-viral post shared by a social media strategist named Madhur Singh reads, “Thrilled to announce that I have bought a Tata Tiago. Payment in full. No loan. No instalments. I saved money for years to buy a car. I did not go to parties with friends. Neither did I buy expensive gifts for my girlfriend or wife.”
“If my mom sent me to buy sabzi, I’d ask the sabzi wala to give dhaniya mirch for free so I can save those Rs 10 for my car. I worked extra shifts as watchman at night. Sometimes at McDonalds, sometimes gave tuitions to UPSC aspirants as well. Finally the wait is over. Hard work has finally paid off. All the savings being put to good use. I want to thank my parents, my ex bosses, ex and current girlfriends and lastly those sabzi walas who supported me always.”
Netizens were not sure if the post was sarcastic and took to the comments box to express their opinions.
A user commented, "And people are taking him seriously here and advising him as well; I mean come on."
Another user sarcastically commented, “Now you can take some of your girlfriends and your wife on a road trip together. Just let the wife sit in the front seat. She deserves so much more than a front seat in your TATA. She should watch ‘War of the Roses”.
Another user slammed her for the post and said, “Just because emotional content works in LinkedIn, doesn’t mean you’ll post anything.”