The Truth Behind my Instagram Pics

December 9, 2014
Over the summer I started an Instagram account and also came across this post called What I Instagrammed Vs. What Was Really Happening,  The post cracked me up because it's funny the lengths some of us go to just to get that perfect picture.  Inspired by her post, I chose five of my own Instagram pics and would like to tell you the truth behind them.

Picture #1


From the looks of this pic, it would appear that I'm going to enjoy a tasty cup of froyo.  The truth of the matter is that the Savannah heat got to my friends Ev, Jared, and I.  We weren't even that hungry, but we just wanted to take a break from being outside in smoldering hot weather and be air conditioning.  We were also dying of thirst. While the froyo was good, I was sitting there irritated because when I asked for the cashier for a cup of water she told me no.  Ev was also appalled by her attitude and wanted to go say something to her, but instead we just sat there feeling dehydrated.  Later we saw that they had some bottled water for sale, but I just wanted to get out of there.

Picture #2




One of my students gave me this as a gift.  He was so proud of this pumpkin, which is so sweet, right?  I told him I loved it and displayed it on my desk.  After a couple of days, another student came and ripped the stem off of it, and the next day it was missing!! I still have no idea where it went, but can only assume that another student took it home which is disappointing.  I mean, where else would it have gone?  The case of the missing pumpkin remains unsolved.

Picture #3



I had been wanting to try out a particular French cafe in Savannah for awhile.  Finally, Ev and I went, and we were initially pleased about the atmosphere and were expecting a good meal because the two of us were starving.  When the food arrived, it was seriously disgusting, and we could tell that it was not fresh. Also, about 10 minutes after I took this picture, a couple of families with a bunch of unsupervised kids came in. While the parents were ordering macarons, the kids were running around the restaurant, screaming loudly, knocking the vases over on the table (I thought for sure they would eventually knock them on the floor and break them), and erasing the chalk art with the daily specials on it.  At least I got a good Instagram picture??? Hahaha.

Picture #4



Fresh hummus with pita bread is a weakness of mine, and it's not that this food wasn't delicious because it totally was...It just got awkward because at the restaurant, my friend realized his ex worked there!  The ex very obviously flirted with my friend saying things like, "I've been after this one for years."  He kept coming by our table and even left my friend with his number.  We both felt so uncomfortable because my pal is in a committed relationship with his partner!!  


Picture #5



Oh, tra la la, it looks as though I was just feeling festive and showing off my first holiday Starbucks drink of the season.  Well, there is a reason why I had this drink in my car and did not stay inside of Starbucks to have it.  It's not because I went through the drive-thru, either.  There were no seats left inside of Starbucks besides one by this man who hadn't purchased a drink and who looked...uh, overly um excited to be there if you catch my drift. There was no way I was sitting by him.

Do you have any stories behind your Instagram pics?  Sometimes life isn't as perfect as we portray it to be on social media, that's for sure!
19 comments on "The Truth Behind my Instagram Pics"
  1. Ew to the Starbucks freak!


    Loved this post! How true that Instagram only tells a tiny portion of a story. Now I want pita and hummus though!

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  2. LOL I loved this post! I do think I might steal this idea from you!

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  3. Haha! Oh so true, this could be a reality series, the truth behind instagram pictures ha.

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  4. oh my goodness, that french place really looks cute, bummer about the food and the kids - hope you left a nasty review! i am pretty sure i could think up some stories behind my pictures as well

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  5. I'M DYING. You kill me, once again, Lisa is hilarious. Loved this post! Might need to steal the idea ;)

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  6. Hahaha! This is so funny. Those sneaky pumpkin vandals! I usually caption my Instagram photos, but sometimes I'll upload weird pics to my personal FB and not explain the context. It's funnier to let them wonder, I think. :P

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  7. I know...I keep meaning to ask my co-teacher what happened to her pumpkin and if hers was also taken!

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  8. Haha, go for it! :) I'm still so sad about that French cafe because it had so many good reviews, but I guess it got new owners.

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  9. I should have left a review...just to warn others that they're just going to heat up some food that was prepared who knows when.

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  10. I'll be on the lookout for it! :)

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  11. I know...My friend is the one who noticed and once I saw, I almost dropped my drink!

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  12. Oh yeah, I try not to post gross looking pictures of myself. I wish we could get second chances and filters on other pictures in life because my driver's license picture looks atrocious.

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  13. I feel like I could write another post about this using 5 different Instagram pics, haha.

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  14. I stopped by after seeing a comment of yours on SYIAP. I think this post of yours is creative and fun. You have a new follower :)

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  15. MOMentous Mom; PerfectionistDecember 12, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    I want to do a post like this! Such a cute idea. The stories behind the pics are always so much more interesting than the pics themselves LOL

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  16. Aw, you're the sweetest! I'll be sure to check out your blog as well! :)

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  17. Yeah, when I look through Instagram feeds sometimes I wonder what is happening behind the scenes!

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  18. These are great! A picture really is only a snapshot in time and the next second literally everything can change! Love this!

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  19. So true... I really treasure most of my pictures for the memories behind them!

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