Since I joined the millions of other members on Facebook, I have reunited with friends that I haven't seen in years. I have also made new friends and found it as an excellent tool to stay in touch with people and dare I say it, yes have a little bit of fun in the process. One of the first things that struck my about Facebook, was the overwhelming amount of requests that I receive on daily basis. If you were to answer each and every request, I'm not sure that you would have much time in your day to do anything else, so unfortunately I do have to be a little selective when it comes to those things.
So after participating for a while and building the amount of friends that I have there, I had to stop and take notice of just what types of requests I was receiving from everyone. A a closer glance I noticed that there was a lot to do with snowball fights, water balloons, and water guns. This lead me to wonder in all honesty if I and the other people on my friends list would be friends in real life if our Facebook requests became a part of our reality.
Take this for example, you are walking down the street one day, minding your business when all of the sudden you are tagged in the side of the head with a giant water balloon filled with Tabasco. Then as you are taking the time to wipe the hot sauce from your eyes, you are pelted with three or four dirty snowballs that would no doubt knock you to the ground. And while you are lying on the ground trying to figure out just what the hell happened, someone runs up and sprays you with a supersoaker full of chocolate milk.
You see it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye because of hot sauce or has a shirt ruined. This makes me wonder if these people really are my friends, or if they are trying to tell me something through the constant harassment that I endure on their behalf. I'm just saying that the majority of the activities that we engage in through those requests are exactly how not to make friends in real life. I should know, I once drove through my home town throwing water balloons out of my car at people walking down the sidewalk. At no point did any of them look like they wanted to be my friend.
So from now on, I think I may just stick to the drinking requests. After all, buying someone a beer is an excellent way to make a friend. However, throwing that same beer at the person you are trying to make friends with, not so much. It would likely result in some type of bar fight that would really be no good for anyone involved. So the next time you're on Facebook and thinking about answering a request, stop and ask yourself, are these people really my friends?
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