Sorry this one is going to be kind of short today. I am exhausted. We have had a very jam-packed week with getting things ready for the restaurant and add in our car problems and trying to post every day and an Algebra class that’s kicking my butt and it seems like I have NO time for down time. And all work and no play makes Peggy a very cranky girl. I adore Shameless and it’s Saturday morning and I still haven’t seen last Sunday’s episode yet! I have it recorded but haven’t had time to watch it.
I may get in trouble for broaching this with you guys but I kind of need some feedback. There is this young girl (probably around 20) who went to the same high school as my youngest daughter. She requested my friendship on FaceBook and since she went to the same school as my daughter at the same time I assumed she was a friend of my daughter and accepted the friend request. Turns out I really do NOT know her. Therein lies the problem.
What I also was unaware of when I accepted the friend request is that she is obviously a little challenged so I have rally tried to be understanding and not step on any toes. I at first tried to respond to her messages but I am not on Facebook all day long (contrary to popular belief) and I don’t have time (especially not now) to sit around and chit chat on Facebook even with friends, much less people I don’t even know!
I normally keep my status set to offline so that I can get on, do what I need to do and sneak back off without anyone usually being aware I’m even on Facebook unless they happen to see a post pop up! This poor young girl has turned into somewhat of a stalker. I don’t think she has found my blog yet so that’s a good thing but she messages me sometimes 6 to 10 times a day! And she tends to go through a kind of cycle. She will start out with words of praise and how much she loves me and thinks I’m pretty (I admit that’s nice… when’s it not nice for people to say you’re pretty?) and when I don’t answer her it progresses to why do I think she hates me (I’ve never thought that) to why am I mad at her to she’s so angry with me to I’m being mean to why am I ignoring her?
Seriously??? I usually get ALL of these messages at one time. As bad as it sounds I have taken to ignoring her. I mean I am not on FB that much but when I AM, I don’t usually answer her until she gets kind of insulting or a couple of times she’s sent me a message that a relative has died and I say I’m sorry and will pray for her and then it starts again. I don’t want to be mean, especially is she is “challenged” but I seriously don’t have time for this and she’s found our “business” page and I don’t want her to start leaving nasty messages on our business page.
As it is, she leaves messages on my page, on my pictures and sends me numerous private messages a day. My sister said I should just defriend her and block her but I don’t want to be mean and I don’t want to piss her off to the point that she comes looking for me because the business address is on our page and she already asked me where I work because she’s looking for a new job.
So, I’m asking for suggestions on how to handle this delicately. I already sent her a private message after she told me her boyfriend told her I was being mean to her and told her I wasn’t, that I was just extremely busy and didn’t get on FB that often. Any other suggestions? I’m getting tired of opening FB to see I have half a dozen or more messages waiting. Thanks guys…. I know I can count on you!