Thursday, September 17, 2009

Friending


OK, I’m becoming a Face Book snob. I’ve been turning down offers of friendship left and right. Recently I’ve turned down two local businesses that wanted to friend me. I mean, what would I get out of friending with them? A free subscription to their newspaper which I can pick up for free all over town already? Maybe I really want to know when smoked fish goes on sale? I think not.

One person figured out who I was because she is a friend of a friend… anyway she doesn’t read this blog so I wouldn’t friend her. Another person got turned down because I didn’t like who was on her friends list. There is another friend that I now refuse to write anything on her wall or comment because she picked up some friends I can’t stand. Yeah, I’m douchy that way. Then there are the unending quizzes. This shit is internet litter, knock it off. I’m getting pissed.

16 Comments:

Blogger Donna said...

I'm testing Facebook lite, which is going to leave off all the unending quizzes. Once they release it, you might want to try it out.

You certainly are grumpy this morning. ROFL!

5:10 AM  
Blogger Trop said...

It's like HS all over, eh? I'm on FB, but it is a separate universe from my blog and Twitter. We promote our cafe with FB. Most of my FB friends have no idea who Trop is.

5:15 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

“Friend me.” It sounds rather obscene.
I think people should come up with a new term for “friend” when it comes to Facebook and the like...
Guy, if I ever join Facebook, would you be my “groupie”? Nah, that’s obscene, too.
I have trouble with the concept of even asking someone to be my friend.
Oh, lordy, I’m on a rant...

5:18 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

you wasted good "sick day" fodder with this. Must mean you are skipping out on another month, eh?

5:38 AM  
Blogger weese said...

seriously...i still can't believe you are doing facebook in the first place.
:)

6:05 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

Like Weese said, I was surprised you got on there before I did. I tested the waters there and over at myspace and i don't really care for either one of them. Too much chatter and gobbitch for me. I get on and play mafia wars just to kill a couple of minutes a day, but that's it. I don't tweet, I don't chat, I don't IM. I don't even talk on the phone. I email and blog, that's all. I'm a communications minimalist.

8:31 AM  
Blogger Joni said...

The quizzes drive me nuts too for the most part...I think I have over 100 "invitations" to take them that I've completely ignored. Sometimes I accept the "gifts" that people give me just to get them off my list.

My sister, as well as many friends, are absolutely hooked on some of the games there - so far I haven't checked any of them out.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

You have a Facebook and we're not buddies? *sulk*

I agree with you, though. I don't even really know half the people who are trying to be friends with me.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Meadowlark said...

It has been a Godsend for finding out what the family in the other half of the country are up to. Baby pictures, graduation pictures... hell, we didn't even know the girl was pregnant!!!! :)

Seriously though, I only friend people I know and actually want to know what's going on in my life. People from High School and such, I just send them a brief message saying "hello, what are you up to" and since they have to have my email to add me, they rarely ask to.

I will admit to a minor Mafia Wars addiction. Mostly because I'm unemployed and kicking ass & making money at least cheers me up a little bit. :)

6:01 PM  
Blogger g said...

Hi friend.

7:14 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Donna, I haven't had a sick day in months. By the way, the mention on your blog rocked my hit counter like I haven seen since I wrote about politics.

Trop, Twitter is a waste land to me. I'm a Twitter Quitter.

Beth, it is disturbing using "Friend" as a verb.

Auntie, I building up a sick day post over something else. Fear not.

Weese, as Keroauc said, "I'm a wretch, but I love love." This has nothing to do with Facebook, but I just wanted to use that quote. Thanks for letting me stretch.

Darev,And you reply faithfully here every day. I'm feeling special.

Joni, keep up the fight, I'm right beside you.

Amy, you are now.

Meadowlark, (I've always liked that name)After looking at your blog you need to write a cookbook with a comedic twist. Nice blog, I subscribed to it on bloglines.

g, you have the best looking women friends. You are a collector.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous dalia said...

you're not douchey, you're discerning. i just deleted a whole bunch from my FB list (even some people who are friends in real-time). i just can't be bothered to keep up with them, or care what's going on in their lives, anymore.

8:55 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Dalia, I'm glad you haven't given up on me.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Al said...

It's WAY too complicated. The only relative I friended was my sister. And, recently, the original in the long line of loves of my life tried and I ignored it as much as I was dying to peek into her life. Didn't want her peeking back.

4:54 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Al, I have to say I like your FB photo. I am really honored, by the way.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Al said...

You ain't so bad for a guy without an ass.

10:33 AM  

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