Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Friendly Way to Unfriend a Friend

Yip Yap Friends!

Did you know I haven't written a blog since LAST YEAR! I know right? What is up with that?
I have been busy. My dad has gone to Afghanistan for a year so all of us around the Landgraf Pack have added duties to attend to.

I have much blogging to catch up on but today I have a bone to pick and I want to pick it apart with you!

I think it will be easiest to discuss this as a story; so here goes.

Mr. Beagle and Ms. Pug were Facebook friends. They were also mutual Facebook friends with Miss Goldendoodle. One day, Mr. Beagle and Ms. Pug got in an argument. They decided to not be Facebook friends anymore. Miss Goldendoodle; hearing both sided of the argument decided that she was going to "unfriend" Mr. Beagle.

What is the purpose of unfriending on Facebook? Well, I think there are many good reasons. Perhaps you have very opposing viewpoints. For example, you LOVE cheese and he/she joined CHEESE HATERS OF AMERICA. That could cause problems in a relationship. Or maybe it just seems that you can't be kind to each it is just best to "unfriend". There is always the possibility that you became friends with someone under false pretenses and now need to rectify the situation. For became friends with someone called, "Wiener Lover" and well....they didn't mean dachshunds!

I believe it is our right to unfriend or block folks/doggies on Facebook. 

The really NICE thing about unfriending someone is that it is very discreet. There are no headlines, flashing lights or mean spirited dissing. Chances are unless the person only has 1 friend...they won't even notice you've unfriended them.

So??? What is my point? Where is this bone I want to pick?

It is when Mr. Beagle...or the "unfriended" party decides to complain about being unfriended by posting on his wall that "Miss Goldendoodle Just Unfriended Me".

What is the purpose of this post? It can only be for one reason. To make other doggies, who may or may not know the reasons for the unfriending in the first place, feel sorry for Mr. Beagle and become upset with Miss Goldendoodle.

It is Facebook Tattletaling.

And it is ridiculous!

Do not become a Facebook Tattletale!

If someone "unfriends" you:

1. Suck it up buttercup.
2. If you are really upset and don't know the reasons...message the person privately and ask.
3. Realize...that not all people/doggies will agree with each other on all things.
4. Embrace less drama in your life.
5. Cherish the friends you do have all the more!!!

P.S.  If you unfriend me...I'm gonna hunt you down and make your life miserable. BOL!! Just kidding. :)