Would You Hire Someone To Erase Your Ex From Your Life?
The first time I watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I was lying in bed next to my then-boyfriend. He fell asleep shortly after the first couple scenes, but I kept my eyes glued to the screen and bawled my eyes out at the end.
For me, it was one of those movies that I couldn’t stop thinking about. Would some of my past ex-boyfriends choose to erase me from their lives if they could? What if we really could forget the exes that had caused us so much hurt? Imagine running into someone you used to share a bed with and not recognizing them?
Nine months later, me and that guy broke up, and I was devastated. I had never experienced a break-up like this, and I didn’t know how to handle it. He soon blocked me on all forms of social media, he deleted my number. I felt like I saw his face everywhere, my heart dropped into my stomach if I heard his name, I drunkenly called and texted him far too long after our demise. I never hated him, but I thought about how nice it would be if he had never existed.
Caroline Sinders is projecting herself as the modern version of the ex-eraser. She can’t go into your brain, but she can go into your various social media accounts and swiftly delete your ex’s existence. All for a measly $10 and a 21 question survey, Sinders will delete your ex from all your social media, including photos of the two of you, wall posts, and phone numbers.
You may be wondering what kind of people really pay to have someone go on their social media, and it turns out that Sinders is really doing this entire experiment as a performance piece. Her goal was to show how much people are willing to pay for someone else to do their life chores and how you can outsource everything, from your laundry to your dinner.
Sinders is still working on this project, so if you’ve got a pesky ex who you absolutely need to stop seeing photos of on your timeline, save those $10 from Chipotle and use it to erase your ex instead.
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