Facebook Mystery Solved . . . Sort Of

September 26, 2014

I’m not a lover of social media sites and, up until yesterday, I had never been on one. Well, actually, I still haven’t gotten on one but that’s not because I don’t want to give it a try, it’s because I can’t figure out how to get on it and how to find out what all those buttons mean.

Anyone who knows me, can attest to the fact that I’m technologically challenged. That’s just a nice way of saying that when it comes to technology, I’m illiterate. As proof of that, I’m still using WordPerfect 5.1 in DOS. Don’t ask me to learn Microsoft Word. If I was supposed to learn it, Microsoft would have come out with the Windows 7 version before they introduced DOS.

My extremely creative graphic designer opened up my Facebook account and set everything up for me. He had more confidence in my technical ability than the situation warranted. I sat here trying to figure everything out, but couldn’t. Then, since my computer died and I had to have my computer techie resolve those issues, I asked him to walk me through the login process.

I can now say that I have a page on Facebook. I don’t know what to do with it yet, but I now have one. Since Facebook first came out, I’ve been wondering how anyone could possibly have 500 friends on a social media site and now I think the mystery is solved . . . sort of.

Within the first minute and a half of getting on the page, I had 71 people wanting to be my friend. Hell, when I moved house, I didn’t even have one person who asked to be my friend and now I had 71 people.

In the past, when I moved into a new neighborhood, neighbors came by to introduce themselves. They came bearing cakes which I served with coffee after I dug the coffeemaker out of the packing boxes. And that was the easy part because I knew how to make coffee. But none of them asked to be my friend.

And, here it is, many decades later, and 71 people said they wanted to be my friend and I didn’t even have to serve them coffee and cake.

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