Image by Dave Delaney via FlickrFor a couple of weeks now, I have been getting the same joke appearing with increasing frequency in my 'Tweet Deck'.
Tweet Deck is a really cool application that lets you monitor several Twitter conversations or 'feeds' - you can search for, say, your company name and then you'll see any Tweet that mentions your company. It's pretty useful for taking a look at the conversation, both looking out for topics that engage you as well as for professional reasons such as reacting to customers or other stakeholders in your company/client company.
For what it's worth, many people I knew that could make no sense whatsoever of Twitter found that it all suddenly made sense when they used Tweet Deck.
But this damn joke was missing me. Every time I read it, I got more and more worried about my lack of a sense of humour. I just couldn't for the life of me see it. I know I'm dense, but that dense, really?
A couple of days ago I told someone about the joke that made no sense - and as I said it out loud, the clouds lifted and sunshine enveloped me. At last, I understood. But it's the most crap joke in the world and, because I have a Twitter feed set up for the UAE OR Dubai OR Abu Dhabi, every time anyone anywhere in the world tells this awful (and increasingly popular) joke on Twitter, I get to see it again. And again. And again...
Don't mention the in the United Arab Emirates. Apparently those in Dubai dont get it, but those in Abu Dhabi do!!
It's like a small personal hell...