Student Has To Dress Like A Christmas Tree For The Rest Of The Year After Making A Stupid Promise On Twitter
What more is the internet for than to watch other people embarrass themselves? It’s why people love FML, or fail compilation videos, or Tumblr. Very rarely, though, do netizens get to play and active role in contributing to that embarrassment. So when Kelsey Hall left the fate of her wardrobe up to Twitter, of course people were quick to act.
Hall, a 20-year-old student at the University of Alabama, underestimated the power of the internet when she posted this picture of herself in a Christmas tree suit, along with the caption “1,000 retweets and I’ll wear this to all my classes for the rest of the semester.”
1,000 retweets and I’ll wear this to all my classes for the rest of the semester pic.twitter.com/uzIDepK43k— Kelsey Hall (@kelseyhall1313) December 3, 2017
According to an interview with People, her mom found the costume for her and thought it was funny. She wasn’t wrong there. But what’s even funnier is how much she underestimated the tweet’s likelihood to spread.
Looking at the retweets like pic.twitter.com/l6c4EGJyO4— Creighton Ladd (@Creighton012) December 4, 2017
don't underestimate the power of the meme ever again, let this be a lesson— aiko (@MYTHGEEK) December 4, 2017
Oh my gosh. You really under estimated the power of the internet ?? you done goofed girl— Santa Bailey ?? (@BaileyDawn647) December 4, 2017
As you can see, at of the time of writing, the tweet had already been shared 14K+ times, thanks to friends and strangers who were determined to make this happen.
You are the worst— Kelsey Hall (@kelseyhall1313) December 4, 2017
I️ hate u— Kelsey Hall (@kelseyhall1313) December 4, 2017
She probably just thought it would be a funny caption, not a binding promise. But with that many re-tweets, you can’t just pretend it didn’t happen. Even the Official Twitter Channel is excited for the follow up!
Looking forward to people Tweeting about that kid wearing a Christmas tree costume to class every day.— Twitter (@Twitter) December 4, 2017
If anyone has ever felt deep regret in their life, it’s Kelsey.
Guys I️ really don’t want to do this— Kelsey Hall (@kelseyhall1313) December 4, 2017
As Monday approached, the regret grew stronger.
“What’s your biggest regret in life?” Me: This https://t.co/qU4O0opsZ6— Kelsey Hall (@kelseyhall1313) December 4, 2017
But Kelsey did not disappoint. Monday classes came and she delivered.
The face of FML, you mean.
The face of regret pic.twitter.com/l9np2XaGMa— Snazzy Shak (@Simple_Shak) December 4, 2017
Merry Christmas, Kelsey. That face is the best Christmas gift you could have possibly given us.