“Meet the IRL Romeo and Juliet who met via Snapchat Story,” the headline promised. Now, you know I’m going to click on that.
I dare anybody to find a single shred of anything having to do with Romeo and Juliet in that story. It’s pretty much just a standard “missed connection” playing out via Snapchat on some college campus somewhere. No ancient grudge, nothing star crossed, no unhappy ending. We’ve now reduced “Romeo and Juliet” to meaning “Oh, I hope those two get together.”
He hasn’t even been to a party at her house yet. I’m not sure when he’s even planning to kill her cousin, if at all!
I think the only thing we can take away from this story is that kids are making it to UW these days without understanding what Romeo and Juliet is about.