Ok, I have never received a detention or suspension in my whole life as a student and guess what? Today, when I woke up and logged onto Facebook to put up my morning status, a notice was waiting for me. Facebook informed that I was on a 7 day suspension from adding new friends. Is this a joke? Apparently, I had been reported for misconduct. I am so laughing right now, because anyone who knows me, knows that I always follow the rules. Because when I don’t I always get caught and I learned by the time I was a teenager that I was not able to break rules without getting busted. The first time I ever went into a bar as a minor, police happen to do a walk through that night and started checking id’s. Guess who got a minor in possession ticket? Me. This is the story of my life, so I really try not to break rules.
The great news is that Lou was in heaven. Oh my gosh, he was so happy I got in trouble, he thought it was hilarious. He actually thought Facebook cut me off totally for 7 days, and it made his day. He is going to tease me for the rest of my life about this. You see, as one of my friends told me this week, I can be a little rigid in my moral code. I really try to live a certain way and I expect everyone around me to do the same thing and that can be difficult for my friends and family. So now the whole world knows, I violated Facebook protocol.
I did a little research, and it appears this happens often when you add lots of friends in a short period of time. It appears I am not the only violator in town. It is very obvious I have added a bunch of friends in the past 2 months, in an effort to get my blog out there, but I have never added a friend who I don’t have friends in common with. Facebook claims one can be disciplined for ” using a fake name, violence, pornography, and a few other things, none of which apply to me. I don’t have some crazy profile pick up with boobs and naked people, just a standard mom in a garden. Really? So I am not sure if someone actually reported me to Facebook, like they claim or Facebook just likes to be controlling. Either way, I am annoyed. If I ask to be your friend and you don’t want to “be friend” me click “ignore”. Who cares? I will not take it personally, I have bigger things to worry about.
The best part is, I am super bugged and when that happens, I like to take action. But apparently there is no action for me to take except to live with my suspension and take it “like a man”. I so hate this!!!
Oh well, here is to a peaceful Sunday…