October 3, 2018 marks the text heard around the world — or, I guess, the United States. The White House tested out its new emergency text alert system, which sends an Amber Alert-type notification to your phone and is (unfortunately for some) something you can’t opt out of.
But even though these notifications may seem a little annoying to some, it does make for some great jokes. Here are our favorites, thanks to Twitter dot com.
1. Well now this is just rude
congrats to tiffany trump, who just received her first ever text from her dad!
— Johnny LaZebnik (@jlazebnik) October 3, 2018
2. What the alert SHOULD have said
not gonna lie, this was a good use of the national emergency alert system. pic.twitter.com/FOmYjxtVLk
— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) October 3, 2018
3. I think my alerts are broken…
Did everyone get this? pic.twitter.com/UurRByPc8l
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 3, 2018
4. We need new methods!!
I put my phone on the ground and sprinkled a salt circle around it.
I still got the presidential alert.
— ⚓️🚢Imani Gandy 🚢⚓️ (@AngryBlackLady) October 3, 2018
5. Are these alerts the new Twitter?
6. A little rough but a good reminder
bummer, but fair pic.twitter.com/KpmhkuHQJL
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) October 3, 2018
7. This is getting out of hand
STOP SENDING PRESIDENTIAL ALERTS TO MY WIFE
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) October 3, 2018
8. What’s next, Direct TV alerts??
t***p is the ex you blocked on twitter, insta, fb, tumblr, gmail, gchat, & snapchat so they only way they can reach you is paypaling you a dollar with the memo “can we just talk”
— giabuchi lastrassi (@jaboukie) October 3, 2018
9. Goodbye, old friend
10. The truest tweet of all
Today was the day Donald trump finally became president
— Megan Amram (@meganamram) October 3, 2018