“What If” We Were Friends?
Just about every day, and occasionally on a sleepless night I think of the “what if” game. Such as, a couple weeks ago I thought “what if I died– would I have enough friends in my friends list for pall bearers”? I”m not usually morbid and normally think my what if’s as a hindsight thing or success thing. That morbid thought came shortly after the answer to my first “success” thought – “what if I could get good enough on the guitar and singing could I have a crowd as big as a Garth Brook’s concert”?
Anyway, not just my Facebook (FB) friends because some are not on FB. So, being close to 65 I thought I should get started on the six pall bearers normally needed for an average size guy. I started out renewing old friendships to friending my new acquaintances.
I found that FB only allows you 5000 friends. How can you say 5000 is enough for a list of friends?
I mean you can never have enough but it was a number to shoot for and discovered there actually are people who really have that many. I thought everyone was a friend until they did something to get off the friend list or uninvited to be my pall bearer.
Then I found out FB only allows a person to send out 20 requests a day. If you send out more than that you could get banned from FB for a while. When I find an old friend / acquaintance they may have set their friend privacy setting so only they could see their friend list and all I couldn’t see was if we had any mutual friends. Why would you keep your friends list secret unless you had some unruly embarrassing ones besides me. Continue reading