I unfriended somebody today. She wasn’t even being particularly horrible, but I still feel good about it. One less person cluttering up the feed, and she brought it on herself.
I’m not being vindictive. She might be a very nice person in real life, but she’s not somebody I need to communicate with on Facebook. She’s not interested in having the same kind of conversation I’m interested in having.
What it was, she wrote one of those kinds of posts that so many thin skinned people on Facebook seem to make, complaining about leaving ‘hateful’ comments on her post, i.e. disagreeing with her. “I often post about music, and films, and cats. If you’ve never left a positive comment on one of my other posts, why do you have to come here and pick a fight.”
So, I went through my usual checklist. Looked at her profile, verified she wasn’t somebody I know in real life or am related to, and none of the friends we have in common are people I know in real life, so I unfriended her and she probably won’t even realize.
Two things: If I agree with someone, there’s no real reason to post a comment, is there? Certainly, it’s rare that I comment on cat posts at all.
Secondly, if you post a political opinion, it’s open season. You have the right to say whatever you want and people have the right to respond however they want.
If you don’t want to deal with that, fine. I’m gone.