I’m sure you know of the social networking monster that is Facebook. I am one of the 500 million members of this exclusive club. Like a lot of people, my FB “friends” are actually acquaintances from years past, for the most part.
One of these pseudo friends I know from college. He was always a bit on the blunt side, but was always kind to me. Of course, that was before I gained 50 lbs.
His status message today was this:
has a tip for fatties: stop drinking soda and making us all look bad.
One of the comments was:
and chomping on chips
Guess what I was doing when I read those? Yup – drinking a soda and eating chips. Granted, it was a small can of soda and a lunch-size bag of chips, plus my calorie intake for the day was pretty low. Still.
My stomach dropped, I felt myself blush, and then I had a knee-jerk reaction to say something equally nasty and helpful, like
has a tip for obnoxious people: stop talking and making us all look bad.
But. . . I didn’t. I really wanted to, but I didn’t. I haven’t talked to him in years, and I knew it wouldn’t be a positive thing for either of us.
So I un-friended him and came on here to complain about it. 😛 Not necessarily the most mature of solutions, but ’tis better than being a jerk to someone I barely know!