"There's only one hard and fast rule in running: sometimes you have to run one hard and fast."

Monday, October 24, 2011

Questions from day one on Facebook...

Who do I accept as a friend:

1) The person who has 37 mutual friends with me, but who I've never heard of?
2) The married woman whose very jealous husband I would never accept as a friend?
3) The 14 year-old?
4) The ex-girlfriend?


Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

This begs the real question ... why did you sign up for Facebook?

You next to a sign that says "Danger: Keep Away" should be your FB profile ... I mean, since you're thinking of friending 14 y.o. (I'm hoping) girls. Though it could be boys, I guess.

Keith said...

There that was easy. So much so I'll even toss in a few more answers for other categories of potential "friends".

Deb said...

1) Yes. You likely have LOTS in common and - who knows? - you could become BFFs.
2) No. You could probably outrun the average jealous husband, but why take that chance?
3) NO! No, no, no, no, NO!!! Also, ewww....
4) Why not? But only if she is not 14-years-old.

wildknits said...

My rule is not to "friend" someone unless I have met them in person and actually would be their friend in the real world.

Very few family members are on my friend list (I have very little in common with most of my biological family).

For awhile I tried to keep the list to 100 people. If I wanted to add someone then I had to decide who to "unfriend". Lately I have crept above that number but do consider culling the list from time to time.

I find that Facebook is how I connect with others in my "running family" and, on rare occasions, with others that I know.

So, I agree with Keith on his answer.

Edward said...

Friend them all, Steve. This pencil has an eraser. It's super easy to unfriend. Who knows, you could charm the hell out of her husband (but hopefully not the 14-year-old). ;)

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Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

And so it seems the Cardinals' strategy - which comes straight from the top, i.e., La Russa - is to cry early, cry often about the umpire's calls. Carpenter was doing it (again) as early as the first inning last night (I remember that from his first start against the Phils in the division series); Berkman soon after. (Although Berkman, at least, had the class to apologize to the ump later when he saw the ump's call was correct.)

So your complaining about the ump's calls the other day can be seen as part of Teh Great Cardinal Tradition (under La Russa, at least).

Geez, what a bunch of whiners.

I still think they're gonna take it, though.

Anonymous said...

The ex-girlfriend. You've probably seen her naked. That should be reason enough.

SteveQ said...

@Anonymous: With that reasoning, I'd have to add one of the others too!

Anonymous said...

I tried to find you on FB - sadly I couldn't. I am none of those catergories but I only wanted to annoy you.
Darn it.