Monday, August 24, 2009

Strange things are afoot at the Facebook

Weird. Facebook has been a weird experience for me. Specifically lately. I've had a few people who I would have been fine with never seeing again look me up and request to be my friend. Me being the person I am and not wanting to be a brat, I accepted their requests. I'm so grateful that they haven't sent me long emails wanting to "catch up on my life". The most recent experience was an old boyfriend who broke up with me and I moved on, I got engaged, I got un-engaged and then he looked me up again and then after dating for about two weeks he started talking marriage. Keep in mind I had just broken off a horrible engagent with a real putz. Plus he was very needy. If he didn't talk to me that day he would just "have the most horrible day". blech. I really don't like needy. Needless to say, I broke up with him and within about a year met sushi and we were married. Sushi is not needy :) and I am so happy to have him for my husband. The other experience is one of my old young women leaders who used to sit with another leader and make fun of us and drink their diet coke who recently wanted to become my "friend". I seriously considered not accepting. I was at a vulnerable point in my teenage years and she was part of my small rebellion against everything that I now hold dear. Why should I care about a church who puts women who don't care about me and make fun of me and my friends (who really were good kids) to our faces? However, I did get over that angst due to some fantastic leaders who put up with a lot of crap from my friends and I and loved us despite how we treated them. Ah well, now that I've put my emotional thoughts on the page, how about you? Any strange things afoot in your corner of facebook?

6 comments:

Katie said...

You can always "un-friend" them! ;)

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

I like facebook, but have had some odd people from the past, like a boyfriend try and reconnect with me. I gave him the low-down of the basics and haven't really said much to him since, although he did try o chat with me while I was on the computer with Dave one time----very awkward! Other than that I have reconnected with really great friends from the past too. It's fun to hear and see what life has brought up their road and talk about days gone by.

bon said...

There are about three people from HS that I see are friends with most of my HS FB friends. I don't friend them and they return the favor.

I am just waiting for the day that FB spits out my ex-husband. Ick.

Superwoman said...

katie- it's true.

leslie- I've also had great experiences, just lately some weird ones

bon- oh, you make me laugh, that would be a tough pill to swallow! I don't think I would accept that friend!

Kaycee said...

Oh Facebook...it's weird for me too. I didn't use my maiden name specifically because I don't want to be friends with a lot of the people I knew before I was married, but they found me anyway. I recently found out that you can "hide" their posts though and that's been nice.

Nobody™ said...

My brother wants me to friend him. I've been ignoring him (on facebook) for over a week. I haven't actually spoken to him since Christmas. Most of the time I just don't care, but I start to think that I only have one sibling, and maybe I should friend him. I don't know..