In a sleepy little town outside of Austin, Texas, a Sheriff’s Deputy assumed his day would be like any other… he would be wrong.
As deputy Marshall B. Tucker checked his phone while tending to business, he noticed a new Facebook post from his cousin Shirley.
“It was like a million other posts I have seen,” Tucker told us. “The typical 'why are people always bringing me drama? I hate drama!' and the like. I know my cousin well, and to be honest, she tends to be the one creating the drama.”
So, the fine deputy thought he would do his duty and inform cousin Shirly that if she:
“didn’t want no drama, don’t start no drama.”
And that’s when things got messy.
“I really didn’t think about it before I posted it and now I know that was my downfall. I never think things through much” confessed the Deputy Marshall Tucker.
The next thing he knew it was a four-week confrontation with his cousin over not only Facebook now, but also Instagram. Every post he would make she would find a way to start drama with him.
“One post on Instagram was of my daughter in our church play and my cousin commented “the Christian doesn’t fall far from the chicken tree” and to be honest, I had no idea what that one even meant.
A family now split down the middle and Thanksgiving just around the corner we decided to track down cousin Shirley and ask her a few questions.
“So Shirley, why did you make the post saying you 'hate drama' in the first place?”
Shirley said, “Well, to be honest, it was a while back and I don’t really remember much but if I was to have to guess, I was just bored.”
She was just bored and looking for a little conversation it seems, and conversation is just what she got.
Shirly “Oh yeah I remember saying that on Instagram. I thought it was hilarious to think of a chicken tree, I ain't even sure if they’re real or not”
Should you avoid "drama" bait on Facebook? Do you know someone just like this? Are chicken trees really a thing? These are all questions only you can answer.
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