Oklahoma Wildlife Asks People to Not DM Them at 1 AM And Twitterati’s Laughing | “You Keep the Dings on for DMs?”
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) is going into Do Not Disturb mode, so don't reach out. They were so fed up with people bombarding them with DMs at odd hours, 1 a.m. to be precise, they had to post it on Twitter. Fair enough request, right? But the internet trolled them instead. LOL!
The wildlife department wants people to know they wouldn't be entertaining queries about the "size of the whales" at ungodly hours. The tweet was published on June 13, 2023, asking their followers to "Please stop dm'ing the government at 1 am." There was a message in the post as well. "Do you ever think about how deep the ocean is and get worried that there are continent-size whales down there? Or does being landlocked kind of absolve that fear?" read the message sent by an anonymous person at exactly 12:53 a.m. Well, that's against the manners our mommy taught us. Agree?
So far, the post has been viewed 2.7 million times, with over 62K likes and thousands of comments. People are flocking in to leave their hilarious remarks under the viral tweet. A Twitter user, @UteFanIvan cornered, "I feel like you're avoiding an opportunity to be vulnerable and speak about your fears. They asked a question. Instead of responding to it, you snapshot and post a private message publicly. You're better than that." The department @OKWildlifeDept hilariously snapped, "Please don't try to Brené Brown me right now. I am at work and doing my best." LMAO!
A second user, @SpaceStation22 questioned, "Shouldn't wildlife conservation happen 24 hours a day, though?" Honestly, it is unrealistic to expect any office/department to operate 24*7. Humans run these departments, not robots. A third Twitter user, @usamabroad had a valid question, "Ok, so what time is best to DM the government and when should we expect a reply?" @OnTheHudsonNYC quickly responded, "Never o'clock." Another logical question popped by @rudsinski_ryan says, "You keep the DINGS on for DMs?" Hahaha!!
The Virginia Department of Transportation, @VaDOTNOVA joined the fun and suggested, "Can we trade inboxes?" The wildlife agency asked if they were "sure" and attached a screenshot containing an unsolicited cat image sent by some random user. @dorelieart left a rather informative response, "You missed the opportunity to tell them about the Pacific continent whale in charge of making earthquakes when two of them collide while mating." Well, we are seeking an answer to this, ODWC. LOL!!
u sure ? pic.twitter.com/oV5yjUPQyJ— Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (@OKWildlifeDept) June 13, 2023
The department's account on TikTok is popular, too. Its videos have garnered more than 5.6 million likes so far. The ODWC is not the only government organization that resorted to humor online. Because why not. After all, humor can solve many problems. In March 2023, the National Park Service amused its audience with a timely reminder, tweeting an advisory to "never push a slower friend down" to escape from a bear "even if you feel the friendship has run its course," reported Business Insider.
Please stop dming the government at 1am. pic.twitter.com/Hn4RoUDDnu— Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (@OKWildlifeDept) June 13, 2023