Wow. This week really threw me off. Only four days in the week. No Idol to dodge. And this crazy weather we’ve been having lately with these on and off thunderstorms. Basically, I forgot I had to do the post for today. Fortunately there has been something rolling around in my head on which I would like to get your opinion: How many friends are too many?
A few weeks ago on FaceBook, some girl announced that she was mad that people she didn’t know kept requesting to be her friend. She went into this rant about how she has friends listed that she really doesn’t even know that well and how she’s going to cut her list down from 457 or so to at least under 400. My thought was, why even accept the friend if you don’t really know them that well? Then I thought about my own list of approximately 100. I don’t have 100 REAL friends. To me, a friend is someone you can call at 3o’clock in the morning and say, “Hey I’m at the airport and didn’t bring my credit cards. I don’t have enough cash for a cab. Can you come pick me up?” That person will immediately sit up in bed, get their bearings together, rub the sleep out of their eyes and proceed to cuss you out seven ways to Sunday. And will continue to cuss and complain until they drop you off at your house. Then they will call you first thing the next morning to ask what happen and why your dumb behind was stranded and didn’t even put a person on standby.
I would do that for the few REAL friends that I have and that’s nowhere near 100. So I think that maybe FaceBook should change that list to “Friends and Acquaintances”, “Folk I Know” or “People I’ve Met at Some Point in My Life”. Then maybe “Friends” can be a subcategory.
And frankly, I wanted to tell Ms. I’m So Popular that FaceBook automatically generates most of the lists of people who request to be your friend. It has nothing to do with people just groveling to be at your feet and in your presence. But I decided not to burst her bubble. Although I did send a friend request. She has not yet accepted.
So tell me, do you really think it’s necessary or possible to have hundreds of true friends? Too much responsibility if you ask me.