Once upon a time there was a day when Facebook was only for college students. Well, unfortunately that time is long gone and surprisingly it’s not the prepubescent 12 year olds that are ruining the scene, the adults are. Nothing is more awkward than having to explain to your 60 year old grandma that the red cup has ‘apple juice in it’ or making up excuses to your former high school teacher that saw you as the’ National Honor Roll Student of the century’ for those embarrassing statuses your drunk friends put on your profile for the world to see when they hacked you. I personally got so fed up one day with all the questioning that I deleted all of my family members off of Facebook when I got to college. Was Thanksgiving dinner awkward? Yes. But was it worth it? Yes.
The truth is: Adults don’t need to know everything that’s going on in your life. That’s why you’re in college, to learn, grow up, become independent, blah blah blah all that boring stuff. So what they don’t know won’t kill them. And if they need to find out weird things about you, a social networking site isn’t the place, probably a face-to-face conversation would be more appropriate. So whenever I get a friend request from an adult whom I really don’t want to be friends with, I let it sit there forever and avoid eye contact with that person at all costs.
Bottom line: It’s time to cut the cord, and not the umbilical, that’s already shriveled up and died. I’m talking about the internet. Just stick to the e-mails and texts when it comes to family members, former teachers, or other adult figures in your life. It will be best for both sides!What are your thoughts on this? What do you do when an unwanted adult adds you on Facebook? Or do you have any funny experiences you’d like to share?