Saturday, July 17, 2010

Suffrage

An unexpected Facebook friend request showed up in my inbox today--from my Dad.

"Peevie Daddy wants to be friends on Facebook," the subject line read.  My jaw dropped, but I immediately hit "Confirm Friend."  Then I logged into my FB account and posted as my status, "I wonder how many nonagenarians have Facebook accounts?"  Just curious.

I wanted to know what prompted dad to join FB, so I called him.  My dad answered, but quickly handed the phone over to mom before I could get to the crux of the matter.  (He was busy watching the Phillies lose to the Cubs for the second time in a row.)

"Mom," I said.  "Guess what?  Dad just friended me on Facebook!"

"That was me," she said.

"But it said 'Peevie Daddy wants to be friends,' not 'Peevie Momma,'" I said.

"It wouldn't let me put two names down," she said.

"Riiiiight," I said, "But why did you put dad's name and not your name?"

"Oh," she said, "I thought I should put dad's name down."

"Hmm," I said, "and why did you think that?"

"Because he's the daddy," she said with a simple, anachronistic non-sequitur.

3 comments:

Elbee said...

That was funny!

J said...

:) wow.

Speaking of strange FB friend requests - I got a friend request from my local Alderman last week. I had sent him an email a few weeks ago thanking him for his work on trying to get some recycling bins for the RP and he sent me a personal response followed by a FB request. Should I accept? Does it matter that this particular Alderman is also the former spouse of the CEO of my company?

E. Peevie said...

El and J--Thanks for the smiles.

@J--It probably doesn't hurt anything to accept his friend request, and it might help you stay connected to the one person who can actually do something to fix your neighborhood problems. If he uses FB for too much annoying political self-promotion, you can always hide his feed.