In like 2007, Facebook introduced apps, and one of them was “Honesty Box.” Honesty Box allowed you to send any of your friends messages anonymously. It allowed folks to say whatever they wanted, without repercussions or anything. And folks acted accordingly. Honest Box was a vessel for bitchassness and all hell broke loose on Facebook.
People were sending messages to the person they don’t like telling them how much they hate them. Folks were letting their crushes know that they wanted to have their babies. Some folks were pasting messages they received as their statuses, and asking publicly who it was (like the person was gonna confess and be treated right there). It was nothing but drama, and the people who created the app wanted that. They had to. Honesty Box was like giving folks a loaded gun and expecting them not to shoot. Folks shot point blank range.
HB messages came color-coded too. If the message was from a girl, it’d be in a pink box, and blue if from a guy. And some messages were in gray, which apparently stood for “I don’t want you to know my sex.” When someone sent you a message, you could reply back to them, so some became full-fledged conversations.
I got a bunch of messages myself. Shockingly enough, only 1 or 2 were bad and they were from girls. Someone called me dramatic (*clutches pearls* WHO ME?!?!? *faints*) and I can’t recall the other. I might have deleted it. A good bulk of my messages were from guys saying they had crush on me. Who’da thunk it? I was so reg’lah so I wasn’t expecting that. But the college me was all “Check me out with my secret admirer swag!”
I sent a couple of Honesty Box messages out, like “You’re REALLY cute! And you have a nice body.” I’m a lame. I usually divulged who I was by the 2nd message though. I wasn’t too much about the secret life. Besides, I was also paranoid that one day, HB was gonna have a glitch and reveal the message senders so I kept that in mind. I didn’t tell anyone I hated ‘em or anything. Although I did tell someone that… wait. She might be reading this blog. YOU ALMOST HAD ME!
Last night, I went on Facebook and signed into Honesty Box for the first time in YEARS to pull some of these messages I got from the fellas. These are some verbatim:
“If i could have you for a day, I would make your toes curl in pleasure. You are so sexy.”
Sir… I don’t do such things. NO I DO NOT, MOM!!!
“you could so get it, my nubian queen.”
Tyrese, I think you’re hot too but take me out first.
“I’m in luv with you, but just dont know how to tell you.”
The fact that this man is spelling love “luv” means I wouldn’t e’em want him to tell me who he was.
Anyway, I think I deactivated my Honesty Box like 6 months after getting it originally. And I’d sign in intermittently. Turns out that once you activated it, people can send you messages even after deactivating. Because when I’d sign in, I’d see a new message.
Oh Honesty Box…
Do you remember it? Did you find out someone wanted you to get them pregnant? Did your archnemesis come for your head? Tell me. Let’s reminisce.
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