We’ve all heard the phrase and code, “Snitches get stitches.” Believe it or not, most of us have been conditioned at a young age to “not” snitch. Remember when you were young and you tried to tell on your sibling that did something they weren't supposed to be doing? Only to be disciplined for “tattle-telling”? Fast-forward to today, we may be unaware of our everyday routines and interactions that snitch or tattle-tell on ourselves. Below is a list of our biggest habits that low-key snitch on you.
Your Social Media Is Too Social
Social media was so, so pure and innocent in the beginning. There was a brief period of time when we’d check our social media from our desktop computers only. Now, everyone has instant access in the palms of their hands. Social media is growing and so is its number of users.
We are pretty much dependent on social media, it owns us. Now, when you tell someone you’re tired or if you don’t feel like responding to a text or phone call, God forbid you like a pic or update a status because social media will tell it. Your social media activity tracks your location, tastes, and opinions. So, in other words, the more active your social media activity, the less discreet your moves are.
Your Netflix Has No Chill
Netflix was one of the greatest inventions ever. It is single-handedly responsible for the death of Blockbuster Video and will soon be responsible for the death of cable TV. We want everything so instantly in our society today and Netflix was the first to answer that call in terms of home movie watching. With thousands of movie titles and TV shows for under $10 a month, Netflix is the wave.
Netflix and chill is cool and all... until you realize the streaming service monitors your viewing history and habits. Everything is all good until the suggestions become a pattern like, “suggestions for you since you watched Naked Ambition: An R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry” (in the company of guests might I add). Oh but then again these days you have several friends and family members with your password right? Riiighhttt…
Used to be your homie, used to be your ace... now you want to slap the taste out his mouth. Nah that’s your homie, your boy who’s been A-1 since day one. If you got it, then you’ve got it and vice versa. If you’re in a fight, then “y’all” are in a fight no question. He’s your wingman, your fall-man, and will one day be your best man at your wedding.
This is your man fifty grand, he would never snitch on you, right? Right... well at least not on purpose. But as much as you love your boy, his weakness is his carelessness. Kevin Hart has a joke that all men could relate to at one point. It’s a joke about how he and his boy have a code word they use whenever they call each other and they’re with their girlfriend. In the joke, the code word or phrase is ‘I’m hungry”, which basically lets the other know to watch his mouth because he has his female present. Well in one situation Hart’s boy calls while he was with his then girlfriend and he knew by his boy’s tone that he was gearing up to get real wild. When Hart says the code word, his boy isn’t even fazed and doesn't take the hint. He then proceeds to the X-rated territory. Hart then explains the kicker to his audience, that the very one who it was being used on created the code word/phrase. Leave it up to your boy, who loves you, that will fight for you, and will pretty much do anything for you... to snitch on you… by accident.
Your Phones: The One For The Plug And The Load
Arguably, one of, if not the greatest snitch of all time. It was just a little over a decade ago, when our cell phones were used primarily for phone calls and the only games we had were snake or tennis. Today cell phones can take high-quality photos, store hours of music and videos, and even make purchases. Most cellphones today are really handheld computers with unlimited potential to make life easier. [G4] We live in a society where our phones are very much apart of us like an extra appendage. Think about how empty you feel when you're out but you left your cellphone at home. Our cell phones have morphed from a convenient emergency use only—don’t call me before 9 o’clock when my minutes are free—to a straight-up necessity.
Growing up my Granddaddy used to give me the game when I was younger. He'd tell me, "Nobody keeps secrets; if you don't want nobody to tell your business, then don't tell nobody." Now think of all the information we blatantly or indirectly tell our phones. From call logs, nude texts and our banking information. We grant our cell phones with unlimited access to our deepest most personal secrets, and just as sure as the sun will rise, your cell phone will tell it! #StopSnitching