Facebook, I've decided, is a necessary evil. It has made High School Reunions almost obsolete. After all, on Facebook, every day can be a HS Reunion, if you are so diligent.
My Facebook "friends" list consists of a whole cast of characters. There are friends I've had since Kindergarten, family members who include my 80 something year old great aunt, and virtual friends who I feel like I know for real. Like most people, I also have those obscure friends, that I added on a whim, or rejected immediately. You know the ones I'm talking about...
Those people who you receive a friend request from, and you don't have a clue who they are. Or, you know who they are, but you remembered that they hated you in Elementary School, and actually dared a boy to fart in your face while you were getting on the school bus.
Yeah, sure, I'll be friends with you...NOT!!!
There are two types of "Facebookers" that this post will include. The "gamers" and the "smarter than you"s.
I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.
One of my more obscure friends, is a boy I went to church with until I was 16. He's quite a bit younger than me, and on Facebook, he would be considered a "gamer".
Aside from the occasional status update, the only thing I see from him, are updates on the games he plays. I think he publishes every time his person in Yoville goes to the bathroom...
Yesterday, he set his status to:
"Has finally found out how to get songs on my phone, next step figuring out how to turn said songs into ringtones."
I, being a helpful person, suggested myxer.com to create ringtones and text them to yourself. I love it! If you haven't tried it, you should!
Friend asked if you needed internet on your phone to be able to do it, since his plan didn't cover internet.
I assured him you did not.
"No. You can do it on your computer. If you don't have a computer with internet, I guess it wouldn't work for ya. It does it all through text messages. It's super easy, and is how I got most of my ringtones..."
Little did I know I'd be setting myself up for drama from his friend...a clear "smarter than you" type.
These are the people who comb the internet for typos, and don't hesitate to point out when you've said something wrong.
I got the following notification in my email this morning, informing me that "J" and "S" had also commented on the same status:
From "J": "if m*** doesn't have a computer with internet, then how is he posting this?"
Followed by these words of wisdom from "S": "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! THERE YOU GO!!"
If there's one thing I hate more than stupid people, it's stupid people trying to make themselves feel smart by tearing others down. Especially when it was in no way provoked.
Normally, I wouldn't "poke the bear" but this "smarter than you" guy needed to be put in his place. Especially since, even though he was smarter than me, he failed to use the correct principles of capitalization in his insult.
This was my response:
"Wow. Um. Okay. You got me there. Let's be more specific here... If he doesn't PERSONALLY have a computer with internet, (i.e. he's using one at the library or work) then he may or may not be able to load music onto said computer, to be able to upload them to Myxer.
Also, in case you didn't know...you can update your FB status via Text message. I love when people try to treat other poeple like idiots, without thinking things through..."
Needless to say, I haven't heard anything else from Einstein.
Maybe I should have been a lawyer. Or, at least on the debate team...
This post was pre-written and scheduled, because I'll be out of town until the 29th. I hope to still be able to blog jog, but I can't promise anything. I still love you all though! If all is going according to plan, we should be close to our destination when you read this...