Sunday, February 28, 2010

We Are WAAAAY Too Old For That!


Facebook is certainly an interesting phenomenom. Everybody loves to talk about how they've reconnected with high school friends, etc. & I'm no exception.  I had occasion today to have coffee with my "big sister" from Alpha Chi Omega--we haven't seen each other really since we left school & here we were having a coffee & talking about our lives as single women--she's recently separated.  It was wonderful to see her--she looks amazing!  And the great part about it is that we really don't live too far apart so future face-to-face meetings will certainly happen.  That is the great part about Facebook.  Unfortunately I have also witnessed the seamy underbelly of Facebook as well.

Another friend of mine is currently dealing with a nasty situation.  What blows me away is that these 40+ year old women are acting like classroom bullies!  She is being threatened & bullied by other women who have kids & families, etc. and yet feel justified in posting things like "Don't worry, -----, I've got your back--I'll pull her scalp off, &....".  WTF???!!!   And the woman who started the thread is encouraging others by saying things like, "Hey, ----, what ya' got?"  Egging others to post threatening stuff too!  How old are we?  Come on!  Grow the FUCK up!!  Obviously these women have nothing better to do with their lives than to make an incredibly funny & kind woman feel threatened that they'll show up at her house and make real what they say.  Frankly, I'm disgusted...these women have children who themselves have FB accounts--what are they modeling?  It is very scary....


Which brings me to my final point--I am taking this forum to publicly say how lucky I am for my BFFs.  They are amazing & vivacious women (I know I've said this before, but the above situation just reminds me how much I do appreciate them) who have stood by my side without question.  We had so much fun at our winetasting yesterday--it was just us, which hasn't always been the case, & we were in rare form.  Laughing uproariously at a business card from a winemaker that was laden with sexual inuendo--"quivering, bare skin bathed in the full moonlight..."  Just enjoying each other....Facebook can never supply that--glad that we put FB aside so we can be out in the world living great lives!

3 comments:

優雅的 said...

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Claude said...

I totally agree with the above poster.

Incognito said...

Facebook has become yet another shield for being really mean. I've had the same kind of treatment, but luckily some of my friends came in and worked to break up the stupidity.

The people who blame and malign the most are the most insecure; sounds like your friends have maturity well in hand. That's the difference. Good post.