Any Facebook/social media user, whether avid or periodic, is faced with these at one time or another. Most times, accepting or declining is a no-brainer. Other times? Not so much. The request might sit in the box for days before you make a decision.
Well, Facebook has made it abundantly easy to find people now. THANK YOU for bringing my out of my peaceful hiding place! I liked not being able to be searched and stalked. I now have people sending me requests I don’t know if I would like to talk to. I feel bad declining, but I know we have absolutely nothing in common anymore and quite frankly, you won’t like what you see on my page. I’m trying to save us both the trouble of an eventual “unfriend”.
Recently, I got a request from someone I haven’t spoken to in a decade. He and his wife were very good to me and gave me a place to stay when I needed it. While I’m eternally grateful for all they’ve done for me, there is an issue now… They are uber-religious.
I’m not religious. I don’t attend church. I agonize whether to even go on holidays or on special occasions. The only exceptions have been weddings and those have been few and far between. No one gets married in churches anymore. I couldn’t even tell you what my current “beliefs” are. As a result of all of this, the request has been sitting in the box for almost 4 days now.
I have auto-accepted family members and later regretted it. Truth be told, I’m glad I wasn’t close to some people growing up. They would have made me miserable and probably would have gotten socked in the face on more than one occasion. Others just make the dumbest comments. Some post CONSTANTLY about every minute detail of their (BORING) day. On my old blog, I posted about THIS fiasco. Things like this make me wonder why I even have a Fb page in the first place..
I’ve also deleted a few extended family members because they are easily offended, apparently, and try to “call me out” for posting MY opinions. “Delete delete delete” has become my new motto.
What do you do when you get a request? Do you automatically accept or do you think about what having that person have “access” to you would bring about?