Tuesday, February 02, 2010

It Ain't Personal

Facebook is a great application, really. However, it has it's side effects here and there. I get friend requests from random people from time to time. If I don't know the person, I'm not at all ashamed of clicking the "Ignore" button. Sometimes it's a legitimate person that I actually knew as a child though, but have forgotten over the years. In such a case, I'll send them a message asking them to remind me how I know them. For example, there is one name that keeps coming up as a friend request, and I keep clicking "Ignore". Each time I click Ignore, it comes back a day or two later. I know the name, but can't quite remember how I know the name. I finally sent a response back and asked them to help me remember. Perhaps it would be easier to just include this information on the 2nd or 3rd or 4th attempt to become my "Friend" on Facebook...(?) Kind of awkward IMO.

Anyway, a funny thing happened at dinner tonight with my family. It all started a few months back. This one lady, who was about 5 - 10 years older than me, kept sending me friend requests. I kept ignoring them. I had no idea who she was. I recognized a few of the people that we had in common, but I didn't even really know them that well either. Anyway, I ignored her requests about 6 or 7 times, before I finally blocked her from sending anymore requests to me. She was starting to weird me out. She had more than 500 "friends" on Facebook, so I couldn't understand why it was so important for me to accept her invitation...

Fast forward to this evening when Jennifer and I took the girls out to the Texas Roadhouse. We were sitting at the table having a good time and this exact lady walk right by our table. Amazingly she didn't even know who I was. Hmm, perhaps it's because I didn't know her!

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