I've explained to you all (at great length!) just how much I dislike FaceBook. How I dislike all the Farmville requests, the requests to "unlock" gifts, the MafiaWars requests, the folks who are pushing their Pampered Chef, PartyLite, etc. stuff (especially those that are pushing their "business!" It's a social networking site y'all!!! Don't you get the difference between "social" and "business?").
Well, apparently, even though I have my Facebook status locked down tighter than Fort Knox (or so I thought) you can still find me if you happen to be "friends" with one of my "friends." I don't want people to find me. I want to be able to catch up with a few, select, special friends from home and keep an eye on Man-Child. THAT IS IT.
But apparently, before I realized just how much I dislike Facebook - I made "friends" with a couple of my REAL friends from work (meaning people I actually like outside of work and have had into my home. Real friends). Well one of these friends had "friended" someone else from work - who has then sent me a friend request because she saw me through the Real Friends page (confused yet?).
Now I like this person who has made the request - she seems really nice. But I don't talk to her every day. We don't email back and forth. We don't even forward funny emails to each other. We are acquaintences - that is it.
But I don't want to be her Facebook Friend. So far I've just ignored the request. But how should I respond when/if she asks about it? People get their feelings hurt over the slightest things - if I tell her how much I dislike FaceBook and only want to be in contact with certain people.....well, you see how that could go and I have to work with her (not necessarily on a day to day basis; but still - she is in a department where I need to have a good ally - yup, so office politics come into play ::sigh:: you just can't win.).
Right now? I am seriously thinking about shutting down the whole thing. Starting over - under an assumed name and only contacting about 6 people - but of those 6 people - they know people and then I'll be found all over again! It's a cult, I'm telling you! You just can't win!
I really, really dislike FaceBook right about now.....