I usually keep my chat window closed on Facebook, but I made the mistake of leaving it open this morning and, as a result, had one of the most annoying conversations I’ve had on chat in a while.
The then-friend of mine asked me if I played any games. I told her I played Bejeweled Blitz and that I used to play Mafia Wars, but found it to be too time-consuming.
She then said something to the effect:
“Nothing that would make you useful.”
To be honest, I was a little taken aback. I don’t think I ever had heard such a utilitarian view of Facebook friends.
“If by ‘useful,’ you mean games, then I guess I’m not ‘useful.'”
I then asked her:
“So if I decline an invitation to play a game with you, then you’ll defriend me?”
She answered that I had said I had played Mafia Wars and then declined an invitation to be in her Mafia…then she said goodbye.
I tried to respond to her beyond that, but a message said I didn’t have permission to chat with her. I went to her page and it said I was no longer her friend.
I can’t believe she defriended me.
I wanted to defriend her first.
So have you ever been defriended on Facebook, or have you ever defriended someone on Facebook? Why? Are you considering defriending me on Facebook now that I’ve written this post? Are you as sick of the word “defriend” as I am at this point?
* The above parts of our chat conversation are paraphrased because I couldn’t open a chat history after she defriended me.