#2003 a bit perturbed
Tuesday 6th September, 2011
I have had a recent friend request that has left me a bit perturbed. A long time ago ex-boyfriend’s mother communicated that we should be friends. At the time when I was dating her son/s we never spoke. So what next?
From Ms ALright via email.
This is a deceptively simple dilemma. First your situation requires a brief translation: What is occurring here is that Mum has realised that either one or the other son (don’t think for a second I didn’t notice that you let slip you were ‘dating’ both ‘son/s’!!!) must find a nice wifey and you don’t seem that fussy in terms of dating activity. So you can Friend and be quickly led into various rounds of dates, stilted conversation and Wall posts (I also predict hastily put together Relationship Status updates). OR you can ignore the Request like any normal person and reflect on the fact that Mum has likely reached the point in her life when she will have to tolerate both sons having failed to palm either off onto you.
I would be quick to tone down my single-edged status on your Profile Page, so that you do not continue to receive unwelcome incoming from previous not-yet-in-law other peoples parents. Make sure that your Profile is showing cheap tat, this means tacky semi-naked pictures and obviously posed self-portraits in the most unflattering manner possible. This should put off any self respecting parent. Unless they are nutters.
Definitely do not Friend.Tweet