Can we be friends?
I have no freaking idea of how many times will this line be used on women?
Throughout the recent India-Australia semi final cricket match, I was pretty active on twitter and of course I was doing the normal – tweeting, re-tweeting and replying. But when this line was thrown at me, I was taken by surprise. It did not come once but many times.
Later that evening, I got curious to look in to my others folder on Facebook. This time I was taken by even bigger surprise. The others folder on your Facebook page is a place where you can get all sorts of compliments on your smile or your beauty. Not just that, people from other countries will claim that they know you and you seem familiar. Someone who can read that you are married will ask to you be friends cos they are new to the city and would love to meet like-minded couples. I wonder how they gauge if we think alike. There are some who would claim to be from the same city as yours and hence, it is normal to ask to be friends. Of course – the same logic goes with people from same schools or colleges.
If I am on social media and active, does it mean I am ready to be friends with any one? Having a Facebook profile that’s actively used to share status updates and pictures does not mean I want to start a new friendship. But still, they find it appropriate to give it a try. In the funniest sentences and spellings “frandship is must for laife”.
Oh, I agree to that and that is why I maintain my FB or my twitter one but then this guy on twitter thinks being in HR I am sitting on a pile of jobs and on the snap of my finger I know which companies are hiring and I can help. Asking for help is different from stalking for help and I do understand how to address either of them. First he follows, then asks me to accept his friend request on FB and then claims he is harmless and decent. Dude, I don’t agree to that. If you were decent, you would not throw those lines on me. Will you?
If I was looking for a date or somebody to pep my life up, I would go on Tinder or other dating sites and try my luck. Wouldn’t that be a definite way to get noticed?
Have you got such messages online and what do you think? Want to be friends? 😀