This is CJ’s husband:
4 hours ago, he uploaded this selfie to Reddit, apparently at year number four of his wife’s family reunion. Within a few minutes, his image had soared to the front page of Reddit with over 580 comments and counting.
There is little context beyond what we see in the selfie, but the lack of description is what makes the image so powerful.
Wedding ring? Check. A flagrant amount of people just out of frame that CJ’s Husband doesn’t feel like talking to? Probably, check.
The yellow alcohol cup with “CJ’s Husband” scrawled on the the rim? Check, because inevitably, none of CJ’s family can get poor husband’s name right. Oh, the ceiling? Yeah, this reunion is somewhere drab — like CJ’s uncle’s accounting firm’s conference room. Fluorescent lighting for ambiance? Yes, and it is coupled with removable ceiling panels that remind us all of our first terrible desk job.
CJ’s Husband’s photo is resonating with a lot of people. The best comments on his Reddit thread revolve around folks who have also had to cringe their way through a significant other’s family reunion of which no one seems to remember their name.
Here is a particularly special comment from Brittney, who is of course “Whitney” at her family reunions:
Better yet, poor Eric’s name was too difficult to remember when he first met his in-laws. He is now a “Chet:”
My only question now for CJ’s Husband…what’s in that pretty yellow cup?