#231 I am quite distracted by your blog…
Wednesday 10th February, 2010
On numerous occasions I have found myself quite distracted by your blog. I am convinced that we would make the best of Facebook friends and seek to sound you out on a Friend Request. Could you advise as to the correct etiquette to enter into such an exchange?
(From Jason at SlowFarm in the Wilderness, sent via email (clearly not that much of a wilderness then))
Here lies the scenario; You send a Friend Request. After a suitable (and vigorous) assessment of your various accolades, in whatever form/s this may take (dependent on mood, broadband speed, whether you have all your own teeth or not, if you look like the stalker type etc.), then I shall either Accept or Ignore as a course of action to be entered into.
A caveat, I would be stupid to indicate any level of anticipated reciprocation purely based on your email and dilemma correspondence to date. I do already, contrary to many of the ramblings held on this blog, have the nicest circle of friends with whom to engage and hold all too brief my encounters with all of them. Particularly one, who I know reads here (hello).
I appreciate that the reason that one chooses to be on Facebook is in part a response to the social urge to connect and communicate as much as is humanly possible, but it is just ill-advised to Friend anyone (or any Jason) just for the sake of it. Rather, like the combination of a good shag-pile and bottle of red this is something to avoid without a good pinch of salt to hand.
I don’t mind you asking. But I do mind you expecting that we would make ‘the best of friends’. Perhaps, then, do not send that Friend Request. Then we can dispense with the social dance of my step to the side and your leap in the dark. This is not the Time Warp after all. And let us not do that again.Tweet