Now that we live in a very social media conscious society, we’ve all gone to certain lengths to get the perfect shot for Instagram. But we shouldn’t go to the trouble of lying for the perfect shot, because we might just get caught.
That’s exactly what happened to one Florida student, after her sister called her out on it.
Casey Sosnowski was all ready for her hike at the Lake Okahumpka Park and Trail in Florida. She was dressed and posed for the shot – arms out stretched with a water bottle and her athletic wear, with a lush and well-trodden trail behind her – all the make up of the perfect Instagram shot.
The only problem was, it wasn’t true. When she took and tagged the photo, she wasn’t actually in her supposed hiking location. Instead, she was in her own backyard.
“Nature is the ultimate healer to all our problems,” she wrote as the caption, including in the hashtag reading “nature lovers.”
A screenshot of Casey’s original post shows that it was well received, pulling in plenty of likes and comments.
But little did Casey know, that her sister Carly wasn’t about to let her get off easy.
My sister said she was going hiking…..this is our backyard. pic.twitter.com/LDGhAHNSSp— ℂ𝕒𝕣𝕝𝕪 𝕊𝕠𝕤𝕟𝕠𝕨𝕤𝕜𝕚 (@carlysos3) August 4, 2019
Carly posted a screengrab of her sister’s Instagram post on her Twitter, revealing to all her followers the real behind-the-scenes look at Casey’s Instagram post – including that the rural hiking trail was just their backyard.
“My sister said she was going hiking…..this is our backyard,” Carly captioned her pictures.
When the post hit Twitter, it quickly went viral and accumulated nearly 300K likes and over 40K retweets.
The users on Twitter found the whole story to be hilarious. However, there were some users that marveled at the size of the backyard, stating how it really does look like it could be a hiking spot.
Casey did eventually respond to her sister’s post with the sentiment that she felt “personally attacked” before slyly updating her Instagram post to allude to her picture indeed being her backyard.
“Did I go hiking? No. Is this my backyard?… Maybe,” she posted alongside a winky-faced emoji.
So, before you try to fool social media into thinking you’re living your best life maybe ask yourself, is the possible embarrassment worth it?