Wednesday, June 1, 2011


While chatting online with a friend of mine who has an obnoxious habit of finding faults with others started her own story even before i could probably greet her. We have grown together so i am no stranger to this distinctive feature of hers. Her off late complaint has rather been very amusing. She describes how she has politely sent friend requests to her long lost pals who have over the years separated but only to be found on the various social sites. She excitedly sent them requests hoping to be accepted in their respective friend lists only to be rejected after a point of time.

Funny as it may sound to anyone as it sounded to me, she gives me a long list of people who rejected her friendship proposal whom she was already familiar with in her childhood. Well, this isn't strange i guess. There are people whom despite knowing them intensively or having spent our years of education we politely turn their friend requests. A lot of people, if by any chance go through these lines would perhaps agree. Now there are people who want their friend list to grow as rapidly as a businessman would like his business to grow. Every photo they upload of their vacation of any any special dish they cooked over the weekend needs to be uploaded. A visit to the nearby grocery store or new curtains and upholstery, every moment is captured and allowed for their friends and family to shower their comments. Well, it doesn't end there! The person has to individually thank the people who have been benevolent enough with praises if time permits else a collective thanks should be appreciated.

I forgot about those people who find it crude enough to turn down the friend requests of people with whom they studied in the same school but rarely spoke to them. Years after they do not mind including them in their friend list or sharing their photographs but find it strange enough to enquire about their well being. It's mostly," I am fine", or "thanks" when wished on their birthday that u can occasionally get response from them. Quite strange!!

While my friend may have complaints complaints and only complaints but she is yet to understand that simply finding a place in somebody's friend list doesn't mean u get closer to that person. Its just perhaps as acknowledgement of recognition. I tried my luck explaining her but i am sure my words went to waste. I am certainly hopeful that she might have found a better person to share her weird grief!!!!

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