This is my latest Facebook friend request.
I've had my Facebook account for several years now. I sometimes go on, but more often I'm off. Some of my (innocent) posts on Facebook have gotten me into more trouble than I care to admit. From a confrontation with the husband of one of my co-workers who took offense to me posting a video of two men (brothers) dancing the tango to my sister-in-law taking personal offense to me posting a picture of her daughter in her Little House in the Prairie dress (photo taken back in the 70's).
The offended husband is now history (he was using his wife's Facebook name to spy on me and others) and the sister-in-law and I are now estranged (I'm not making the first move, I didn't intend any harm. She's just a little too sensitive and needs to get over it).
When I do use Facebook these days it's to post old family photos for those family members who I haven't offended yet (my other brother unfriended me on a non Facebook matter - I got married to Bill, he felt I was being too public with my gayness). He didn't get the memo, I don't subscribe to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in my private life. I had to when I was in the military, I don't have too now and I don't intend to, no matter how many of my family members are embarrassed by me being gay. Same goes with my friends, no matter how long I've known them. You marginalize me, belittle me by asking "when are you going to marry your pet?", I take offense and that attitude affects our friendship. Because of who I love and I dare to publicly proclaim that love and that embarrasses you? You need to get over it if you still want me for a friend.
So I don't use Facebook a whole lot these days. I go in occasionally to see what some of my remaining family members are up to and see their photos. Once in a great while I'll post a nice scenic photo or a photo of me if I'm visiting an interesting place. But mostly, I leave Facebook alone.
Every one and then (like tonight), I'll get a "friend" request from someone I've never heard of in my life. What's up with that? Is it like my You Tube "friend" requests? They are almost always some musician wanting me to sign on to their lame You Tube account so they can get their views up.
So I get this latest "friend" request.