An old friend is MAD that I deleted him!

@maezee (32963)
United States
December 21, 2009 12:32pm CST
I have to share a little of my own Facebook drama with you. lol. A friend of mine (an ex-friend, should I say) is ANGRY that I deleted him from my Facebook friend's list. It has been a dramatic end to a friendship, but it was necessary in my opinion. He decided to ignore me during his freshman year in college (where he moved to Paris..Yeah, I don't know why either!) and didn't talk to me for about.. a year. I was pissed off at him and decided to delete him, and his sisters (who I used to be really close-knit with! Way back when, that is). And it was a hard decision for me, actually, because the unwritten law is when you delete someone it's a serious dis. But how can someone who hasn't made contact with me in OVER A YEAR, who USED to be my best friend, expect NOT to be deleted from my Facebook friends list? I don't know about you guys, but I rarely add people on Facebook that I don't talk to. I feel like this situation is no different. Anyway, I'm kind of happy that he's mad about it, although that wasn't my intention. . What about you? I'm looking to hear of some outside perspectives here. Have you ever deleted someone as a Facebook friend (who never ever talked to you!) to find out that they were really pissed that you decided to do that? What right do THEY have to be angry with you?!
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• Philippines
21 Dec 09
hello maezee, probably the person is busy that's why he didn't get a chance to talk to you from time to time, a year is probably better than eternity. well, i can consider that cutting bridges, i hope you won't be needing this guy or his sisters someday or you might feel regret deleting them in the first place. just a thought. i got deleted too. wasn't that mad but i guess "friends do come and go" probably delete as they go
@maezee (32963)
• United States
21 Dec 09
Ha, I do definitely miss him but I'm too stubborn to get a hold of him. He couldn't even tell me to my face that he was mad at me, I had to hear it through a mutual friend. He knows my home phone number (we had been friends since we were 9 years old! That's 10 years of friendship!), and he knows how to get ahold of me if he really ever chooses to do so. I don't like that "busy" excuse. How busy can you be that you can't take TEN minutes, maybe even FIVE minutes out of your day to send a simple message over the internet? To leave a quick voice mail? GRRR. I'm a little angry myself. But thank you for trying to talk some rational sense into me!
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
That is a funny anecdote. Why would anyone be mad if you deleted them. It's your account after all. I am AMAZED at how some people think.