It's getting to the point on Facebook where people who would never normally get on it - bosses of mine, for example - are now on it, and the point that it's been around long enough that people I only knew as children have now grown up and are on it.
So what do I do if one of them friend requests me?
1) Pretend I didn't hear their request, in hopes they think the request is done verbally
2) Click "Ignore" and hope they forget they asked me in the first place
3) Click "Accept" and block access to them seeing anything on my profile as if they are a child molester
4) Petition Facebook to add a new "Indifferent" button that I can click, so that they know I am acknowledging their request, but that I'm not too thrilled about it
5) Murder a kitten, as who would care about a Facebook friend request with that going on?
There is no good protocol for these situations, and yet I feel most of us have run into them. People who you never see aren't a huge issue - you can ignore them - but coworkers are another (not that I'd be dumb enough to do something like this girl). None of this applies to people you went to school with but who you barely know who now want to be your FB friend so they can see if their life turned out better than yours. We don't accept those people.
If any of you want to be my FB friend, by the way, e-mail me at wildarschase dot yahoo dot com. I promise I won't ignore you. Unless I do.
* And my uncle, Scar.**
** That's right, I made a Lion King joke. And guess what? Give it a few weeks and I'll be making Toy Story jokes.***
*** Somebody poisoned the waterhole.****
**** I had the Woody doll when I was a kid. That's what he said when you pulled his string.*****
****** You can't say "poisoned the waterhole" now. It's a matter of bioterrorism.