Facebook friends...just casual
Back when things were really heating up for FB. I don't know, all of 2 years ago? I recall a status update that, to this day, still bugs me. Wait for it...
"Left eye still stings...hope the right eye's okay."
Hmm. A few questions came to mind at this update.
1) Why would the left eye stinging have any immediate impact on the right eye being "okay"?
Was domestic violence involved? Did my Facebook friend take a blow to the left eye last night, and are you now sending out a sort of casual and subtle distress call to your network to send help?
2) Was there some activity or even something noteworthy going on recently that caused something to sting your left eye and as of the post, nothing had yet caused any harm to the right eye.
Thinking a little too hard on it, and having kids, it finally occurred to me that the right eye was in some real danger of conjunctivitis! Da, da, dummm!!!
I read somewhere that Facebook has created a new kind of friend culture. With Facebook casual relationships are at our fingertips. What once took awkward e-mails with subject lines like "remember me?" or "it's been foeeeverrr!!" or PHONE CALLS (yikes) to stay in touch with a friend from your senior year of high school now just takes a couple of sentences.
So thanks, casual Facebook friend. By now, I'm sure the right eye's okay. I don't think you ever followed-up on that so I don't know if you got some drops and nipped the pink eye in the bud back then. But, no offense, I didn't really care all that much.
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