If you are not familiar with what First World Anarchist (FWA) are, I suggest a quick trip to reddit or imgur.
Fair warning: if you click on the above links, you may suffer pain from laughter and lost hours…
In a nutshell (no pun intended), FWA is a person who is so fed up with our over-micro-managing overlords and their persistent petty rules that if, say, they see a line with a ‘DO NOT CROSS’ sign, they’ll photograph themselves crossing it and post it on the internet to share with all the other FWAs. It’s kind of like a mild oppositional disorder with a sense of humour.
I actually find the growth of the FWA movement to be a good thing: finally, people are beginning to rebel our over-regulation….but, this is supposed to be a light-hearted post and I should not ruin it by philosophising or preaching!!!
Yes, I live in a household with two very enthusiastic FWAs: one is a teenager and the other is an engineer, so that explains that. But, I digress…
The idea of these photos FWAs share is to break a petty or irrational or annoying rule – with attitude.
Open the package on the opposite side of where it says to!
Use the champagne glass for red wine!
Post a picture of that tree with attitude!
Put the sock marked ‘L’ on the right foot!
So, you can understand my dilemma when I came across this picture: do I post it to r/firstworldanarchist or would that be a bad idea….