You know you have to do something about it. It has been sitting in a corner for a while now. But, no matter how much you stare at it, or try to push it at the back of your mind, Minty Aunty/Pappu Uncle have sent you the “request”. And, you have to decide now!
Yes, people! The dreaded phenomenon has happened. Technology has taken over and sucked our older generation into its vortex and we have to deal with it. So, before your uncle/aunty comes to your house the next time and complain about how you have been incessantly ignoring them, you better do something about that pending request.
But, before you do what has to be done, let us mourn together for the demised happiness of your relative-free Facebook account!
1.) Oh my God, how did they find me?
How do they do it? I mean the settings were so specific. Do they have special powers or are they suddenly more tech-savvy than ever?
2.) How do they know to use Facebook?
Who made their account? And, even someone did it for them, how do they know to operate and write on your wall? Why oh Why?
3.) You start wondering as to how many inappropriate pictures you’ve had on your timeline!
Most of us hope that they haven’t seen your drinking, smoking, hugging and kissing (if any) pictures by any chance. You start feeling that your profile no longer belongs to you.
4.) I should inform my girlfriend/boyfriend about them and ask them not to tag me any more.
The next step is to curb the overly zealous boyfriend/girlfriend who loves posting on your wall. You definitely cannot risk it and therefore the alert is much needed.
5.) Will mom and dad be angry if I don’t add them?
You will not hear the end of it. How can you do that? They are our relatives, you must be social with them too!
6.) I can’t believe we have 5 common friends?!
This is a mystery. How could you have common friends with them? Who are those morons?
7.) Oh Mark (Zuckerberg), you robber of privacy!
It’s time to blame the big guy. Why did he ever make Facebook!? Things would have been so much easier if only there was no social networking site and you saw your relatives once in a month or even less.
8.) Change setting! Change setting! Change setting!
But you have to get proactive now and immediately make sure that they have the least info about you as possible. You don’t want them to be updated with everything you do while your family is totally clueless.
9.) Oh God, those candy crush requests; you already dread them.
You know when your relatives are old and they need to pass their time, Candy Crush requests is something that will instantly make you regret for adding them (that is if you do). Pray to the highest powers that they do not invite you to play Candy Crush with you otherwise that will be a long, long night.
10.) And, finally that million dollar question, should I really add them???
Should I or should I not? That contemplation goes about like forever in your mind and if you have you keep thinking as to what were you thinking when you accepted their friend request!