Was this a rude and self centered reaction or am I too sensitive????

United States
February 11, 2007 4:47pm CST
I need an opinion here. I found a musician on My Space that has the same name as one of my deceased brothers. His music was very good so I added him as a friend. I sent him a comment and told him my appreciation for his voice. A few days later I sent him my daughters name on My Space and asked what he thought of her music. He then responds a few days later with "all due respect, I'm not on here to listen to others music". I answered with "I was surprised and disappointed at your attitude, thanks for a response. Good luck with your career" and deleted myself from his "friends" list. He wrote back "he wasn't trying to be rude, just that he doesn't have time to listen to others music and his opinion didn't matter anyway". I replied with "No problem. You are absolutely right, your opinion doesn't matter" Okay, is this guy a jerk or am I over reacting? Thanks for any response.
4 responses
@Stiletto (4584)
11 Feb 07
Welcome to myLot daschie. Well I suppose he was just being honest (although he could possibly have phrased it less bluntly) and he maybe thought you would keep sending him stuff to listen to and didn't want to encourage that. At least he tried to explain himself when you deleted yourself from his friends list. Maybe you just caught him on a bad day!
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Thanks for the response. I don't think he even knows I deleted myself from his friends list (or cares). After reading his blogs he sounded like he was really into the "creating music" end, so I thought he might appreciate her songs she had written. Guess I was wrong. Live and learn.
• Australia
11 Feb 07
yes he's a jerk alright, if he's not on there to listen to others music and dosn't have time, why did he reply to your email ? unfortunately there are a few nasties out ther and you've just come across one
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@vmoore709 (1102)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I would probably be a little offended if I received that response, but think about it. Can you imagine how many e-mails he may receive to listen to their music? I wouldn't let it bother you too much.
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• United States
11 Feb 07
His comment sounded rude to me, If he accepted your friend request he should expect for "friends" to want to share things in their lives, that's what friends do-share their interest's. What would have been the harm to listening to a "friends" daughter's music? I think people on there who just accept friend invite's then don't care to be a "real friend" just want to build their friends' list to show off how many they have. That's the internet for ya.
• United States
11 Feb 07
...well myspace for one.