Please, No Olympics Spoilers While I’m at Work

Keep your Olympics tweets to yourself.

Photograph by flickr user Craig Deakin

Dear Internet,

Today is the first official day of the Olympics During Business Hours, and you’ve already managed to annoy me. Why, you ask? Because I’m sitting here at work, busying myself with health-and-fitness-editor-type things and imagining all of the catching up I’ll do on DVR’d Olympics programming when I get home. Swimming. Gymnastics. The works. Then suddenly, while perusing Twitter (hey, it’s technically part of my job to do so), BAM—I’m hit with an Olympic-size Olympics Spoiler. (One that I won’t repeat here, in case you’re wondering, so please keep on reading worry-free.)

Now I’m in a bad mood, Internet, and it’s all your fault. As such, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that some of us are busy working and can’t catch every waking moment of the Olympics in real time. And some of us are looking forward to kicking back with a beer after work and taking in some serious Olympics action. Please don’t take that away from us.

If you must tweet or Facebook about the Olympics, please do so with headlines and statuses that don’t reveal anything, and with plenty of SPOILER ALERT warnings so that those of us who are saving it for later can choose not to click. K? I’d be ever so obliged.

Always, in the spirit of the Olympics,