Facebook Friend Request Purgatory
UPDATE: STILL NOT FRIENDS WITH TOM JORDAN – This is going to come out wrong but I don’t ‘friend request’ a lot of people. I don’t have to because I have enough Facebook friends. Who the hell actually knows 1,300+ people? However, when someone I KNOW…someone I WORK WITH….someone I SHARE AN OFFICE WITH…someone who’s FRIENDS WITH COMPETING RADIO STATIONS’ staff members doesn’t respond to a ‘friend request’ from me: I take stock and try to remember what I did to piss them off.
What’s odd is that there are more than a couple people that I’m Facebook friends with but would rather not be. But if I deleted them as my FB friend, I’m quite sure they would notice and I’m just not into explaining myself like a 4th grader why I don’t want to hang out with them in cyberspace.
When it comes to this particular person whom I thought I would TOTALLY be friends with on Facebook, I understand now that my awesomeness is probably more than a little intimidating for him. Remember, I share an office with this dude so we’re not exactly strangers.
His feelings may be hurt that I get WAY more mail than him. Or perhaps all the jokes I made about Reno, NV when he first got here weren’t all that funny to him even though he DID laugh at the time. Come to think of it, he laughs loudly at just about anything. Maybe I DON’T want to be his Facebook friend. What the hell could be so funny all the time?
Then there’s the country music thing. He’s totally into it. Needless to say I’m not. Now that I really think about it, his love and knowledge of COUNTRY MUSIC has GOT to be the problem. I won’t lie – I hate country music and never hesitate to share that bit of opinion with anyone who asks. My current online arch nemesis appears to ONLY BE FRIENDS WITH OTHER country music lovers. NOW I get it. I actually have respect for it. There is rhyme and reason to my rejection. At least I think there is.
So let this be a small lesson to you, my FRIEND. Don’t sweat it if some dude down the hall (that you thought you were cool with) completely blows you off on Facebook. Don’t be concerned that he’d rather hang out online with the kids across town instead of you. Don’t beat yourself up that your co-worker thinks you basically suck.
Just go to his profile, click “Cancel Friend Request” and let him come crawling to you. But don’t hold your breath. He’s just not that into you. Or your taste in music. -Michelle