In 2020, we are all spending a lot more time at home, and many of us have taken the opportunity to redecorate.
As kitchen counters and dinner tables have been transformed into inadequate home offices, many of us have ended up on Zoom with a less than suitable background.
Little quirks like sorting out the lighting and creating a makeshift stand for our laptops are the small things which can make it easier to work from home.
For those lucky enough to have a proper office, it’s been a real plus to be able to decorate it in their taste, making their everyday life just a little bit smoother.
One woman who posted a simple picture of her lovely-looking office shared an unexpected, and fairly brutal, response she got to her new space.
She tweeted a picture of her office – and the unusual critique she received in response.
Her original tweet said: “I am so ridiculously pleased with my cosy fairy-lit study.”
But amongst all the praise, one man responded: “Why the string of the lights?
“What’s in the box near the picture? Who’s it a picture of?
“And a critique: there’s too much wood and it gives the room a heavy feel.
“You need a modern element, e.g., a desk with a glass top.”
The woman tweet a picture of his message with the caption: “Me: look at the cosy room of my own that I made. Men on the internet:,” which left people shocked by the man’s response.”
Her tweet racked up 1,500 retweets and more than 22,000 likes.
Many poked fun at the man for his blunt response.
“Jesus Christ. Yes, why not immediately go out and buy a new desk because this dude thinks you should. (Your room is EXTREMELY aspirational!),” said one.
Another wrote: “No. You can’t have your room how you like it. It must be to the specifications of a rude stranger.”
One joked: “And here I was, thinking that whatever you decided to do with your study was your decision and your business. *Note: it looks great!”
A fourth added: “Why the string of comments? What’s going on in your head in your picture?
“What’s this tweet illustrative of? And a critique: There’s too much hot air and it gives the tweet a s* feel. You need a minimalist element, e.g., not saying anything.”