Monday, May 9, 2011

How to NOT Make Friends

If you send me a FB request and I don't "friend" you it isn't because I got busy, forgot my password, accidentally deleted the request, or had a mini-stroke and forgot how to add people as friends.

No, it is because I don't want you to be my FB friend.

Here's how to ensure I will never never never never ever add you to that list:

hack into your family members account (who is my friend), go into her inbox, find an email exchange between the two of us and reply to me saying that I should add you as a friend.

Wow. That crosses so many computer etiquette / privacy / creep lines I do not know where to begin. 



Christopher said...

Good to know. O_o

Albinoblackbear said...

Hahaha. The thing is, I am not even a real FB friend Nazi.

I mean, I don't put loads of really personal things or photos on there anyway and at some point I will probably link my FB to the blog because I don't really care that much.

It is just that his actions were so over the top it REALLY pissed me off (and creeped me out!)

OMDG said...

Who IS this person and why did they think that this was OK????

Albinoblackbear said...

This person is a rather strange 2nd (step) cousin (by marriage).

He's (probably) mostly harmless but for some reason has always given me bad vibes, even when I was a kid.

Headstrong said...

Oh, wow. Yep, that would do it. And yee-ikes! The thought of someone doing that makes me feel itchy about the edges... Good luck with that - and with, you know, studying for boards! ;)

Albinoblackbear said...

Thanks HS! Need all the luck I can get! =)

Red Stethoscope said...

WHAT? Who does that kind of stuff? That's so creepy and weird! If he knows how to hack into his family member's account, stalking your account by association is just going to have to suffice for this "friendship." You know that he'd be the one constantly refreshing your page, commenting on every single status message or picture too, regardless of how infrequently you post.

Albinoblackbear said...

Oh I know!! Exactly!

In fact, I "friended" another one of these step cousins recently and that is exactly what he did (including inappropriate and bizarre comments on updates/photos). Ugh.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Sure, NOW I find out that we're secretly related.

NPO said...

FB has invaded everything. You could have lived life without having contact with this family member.
Do you really want to link your blog to FB? He could find it and start posting creepy or anonymous things, and you have enough of that with your followers now. :)

Albinoblackbear said...

Grump--Hahah. Now the world knows!! I should post that pic of you at your medieval themed wedding! :P

NP--It's true...oh I don't know, I go back and forth on the FB/blog thing. I would still filter it with requests so it would keep the anon's away...we'll see. Maybe when I write my book I'll pull a Michelle Au and do it then to shamelessly promote myself! hahaha God, I could wish to be as ridiculously accomplished as that woman.

Anonymous said...


Reminds me of this guy: