Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Work Blue*

I had a serious disagreement with someone at work. He is not someone I see often and he has suffered a bout of cancer and his appearance has changed a lot and I did not initially recognise him, but his behaviour was poor form and I told him so, half way through realising who he was.

This evening I was checking my personal Facebook page, that I essentially use for family stalking, and I discovered a couple of weeks ago he, no doubt searching for me by name, has sent me a friend request.

I feel a bit sorry for him really. But I have no regrets about speaking my mind and I would not have approved him as a friend anyway. No wonder I have barely have any Facebook friends.

If you are my friend on my personal or Highriser Facebook, that is because I either know you or we have a good connection and I like you. I don't think there is anyone on my Blog Roll who I would not have as a Highriser friend.

*Blue is an Aussie term for an argument or disagreement.


16 comments:

  1. I didn't know you had a blog Facebook page. Care if I add you?

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    1. Please do Keith. Name is on the left above the photos.

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  2. Two thoughts.

    When people befriend each other on social media, are they really friends? Would these Facebook friends invite each other to dinner at home, for example?

    The Australian term for a redhead has always been Blue. My beloved, a bright redhead, was always called Bluey at school and uni.

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    1. Hels, clearly many are not. I'm sure there are many who have never met.

      There were many Blueys around Hels, but it has now fallen from favour. Pity.

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    2. Fallen from favour, yes :(

      One of my sons and two of my grandsons have wonderful red hair but none of them would know the name Bluey.

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    3. There is another word used now Hels, but I think it is derogatory and I don't like it. The brother of our Brother Friends is called Bluey.

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  3. I might have felt slighted at not being a friend of yours on Facebook except for the fact that my own account there is dormant and I prefer it to remain so.

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    1. Victor, I am not very active on Facebook and don't really look for people to add.

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  4. Adding work colleagues to FB is fraught with disaster and probable doom.
    Do not.

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    1. Jayne, so far I have avoided adding work colleagues. Good advice.

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  5. I stay away from Facebook and Twitter altogether and I always will.

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    1. River, if you join FB and friend your grandchildren, and maybe children, you will find out some of what they are up to that you may not otherwise know. You never have to say anything. You never have to put up your photo. I know a few who said the same as you, but slowly they became active. Just keep it for family and close friends, and if you are like me, that won't be many.

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  6. Ooh I feel all special now :)

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    1. Fen, I don't trust too many people with a password.

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  7. Good idea always to keep work and home life seperate

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    1. I used to socialise a bit with people at work, but no longer.

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