Today's Blogtember prompt is the one I've been waiting all month for...An anonymous letter to your Facebook friends (no real names).
Please note the inverted commas, I know, I know there's going to be some of you that are really offended that you wouldn't make the cut on my wedding invite list, but adding me because we last spoke to each other in 1994 doesn't make us proper friends.
I'm just as bad for accepting your friend request, but the drama I caused when I last cleared out my friends list..."Hey Hun, is everything OK? Have I offended you? You've de-friended me...Message me back, I'm worried...blah blah blah"...has scared me away from future culls.
On the subject of friend culls...to the girl who insists every week on posting "If you're still reading this you made it through my friend cull, be grateful haha"...I last saw you when I was 7, if I'm the level of friend that you desire you lead a lonely life, please go outside and talk to real people.
If you insist on adding a status such as "OMG I feel so down, can't believe the day I've had...really need a hug" don't then lapse into complete silence. You wanted someone to notice you, leaving 30 people hanging when they have taken the time to say "U OK BABE?" or "What's up hun" is unfair. To reply with "Can't explain on here" is just bloody rude...if you can't discuss it, don't mention it.
Thank you to the friends who document every single outing with a mountain of pictures, I really am happy to see in minute detail every meal that you eat and every cocktail that you drink, but I really don't need to see the same cocktail 7 different times...each snapshot being more out of focus than the last.
Thank you for trying to steal me away from my chosen profession to that of a farmer, pizza pantry owner, zoo owner and demolition expert. But trust me when I say no amount of gifts, notifications or requests is going to change my mind. When you find a fun accountancy game to play I might join in...until then I'M.NOT.INTERESTED
Finally to my true friends, you know who you are...I see you in real life, we laugh at old memories and make new ones when we catch up. I love seeing your beautiful families, I'm grateful to find out what you've been up to, sharing in the joy of a new relationship, job, house and sharing in the sadness of loss. I can't always be at the other side of the door but I am just a mouse click away.
Love Carrie xx