Last time I checked, I graduated from high school nearly 8 years ago, so why is it that I'm STILL experiencing high school drama? This is one of the many reasons that I have very few friends my own age any more. It's like I grew up, but time is standing still for so many others my age. At 25 I have graduated college, own my own home (technically 2), am married, have a career, and take care of myself. Yet, for some, they have accomplished none of the above. When is it time to start moving forward & not living in the drama-laced past?!
I noticed maybe 3 weeks ago that a friend had deleted me off her facebook. Her & I have been friends since we were in kindergarten, roomed together for 3 years in college, but havent really talked much in a while. I moved to NC, and she ended up moving to NV. I was kind of perplexed by this, since we hadnt talked recently, so I had no idea why this came about. I emailed her and asked why, and her response today was a simple "You can't say that we're honestly friends anymore." When I know for a fact that she hasnt talked to quite a few of her other facebook friends in longer amounts of time than we have. She never really uses facebook, so if she was deleting me, it was purposeful. I clicked on her wall to see just after she had deleted me she had written:
"I've totally made hobag not my friend anymore .. i feel so liberated!!!"
Not that I particularly care what anyone has to say about me, but I havent talked to her in a year, maybe longer, so I have no clue what would have warranted that kind of comment. I just HATE that facebook allows people to talk shit for the world to see, and people can sit there behind their little computer screens instead of manning up and saying things to peoples faces. Its so annoying. This is the crap we did in high school, at 26, almost 27 years old, she should really be deleting "hobag" from her vocabulary, and learning to handle things like an adult.
I managed to be the bigger person and ask her if there was something I did wrong, and offer apologies for whatever it may have been, even though at that point I was feeling extra rotten & wanted to respond with a snarky comment about how she slept with twice as many people when she was studying abroad than I have in my whole life, but I refrained, since I honestly have no desire to stoop to that level anymore.
Its really sad how facebook enables the drama to breed like wildfire these days, and not just in teenagers, but so called adult as well. Would our world be a kinder place without it? Something to think about...