But, blocking people because of what I think isn't legitimate - I don't understand. Maybe someone can enlighten me as there might be new rules that I am not knowledgeable about.
I was followed on one social media platform by a woman and I followed her back because I liked her "messages". She sent me a friend request on Facebook and I accepted. Her posts were positive and I enjoyed reading them.
First, the person put out several messages that if your posts are negative, you will be unfriended and blocked because the person only wanted to read positive messages. I can handle that as I don't like a lot of negativity. There have been people I have "unfollowed" but still remained friends with unless their posts were so toxic, I had to unfriend. If their posts verged on porn, I blocked them.
This person's posts remained upbeat.
Then, her posts were derogatory, inflammatory, sarcastic and, at first, I thought she was having a bad day. Obviously her bad day has extended to months of tirades about people. I gave her the benefit of the doubt because she is having issues in her personal life.
This person does block the scammers who profess to being widowed millionaires. I block them too. So legitimate.
Then, the tirades went from if you think I'm going to be your friend because you send me a picture of a castle and say it's your home, or you have a yacht - you have something else coming.
Why even give breath to what people are doing?
Well, her friend requests from these types of scammers increased. Put a challenge out there and there are people who will take you up on it.
This person works from home and started flaunting that she made a lot of money on her home business and if she worked in an office, she would have to ask for a huge raise to pay for some huge bills that had come in. I won't state the nature of these bills but I can tell you they weren't credit card debt. They were for a beloved animal's vet bills.
I can understand the stress she went through for months on this and still gave her the benefit of the doubt.
Then, her posts became nastier and she even turned her "attitude" on me. She was splitting hairs and how did I NOT know something was lumped in with something else.
I let it go by taking the high road. I didn't search for her posts and read them. I only read them when they came through my news feed and were staring me in the face. I kept praying her attitude would turn around. I even offered compassion and sympathy about her beloved pet.
She kept posting about blocking this person because of this and that person because of whatever. To me, it was sounding ridiculous and of course, she had friends who are on her band wagon. I'm glad she has friends to commiserate with her.
Then, I unfriend her when I read the latest of tirades, "I blocked a lot of people who sent me an event invite. Can't they ask me if I am interested first? How rude of them!"
The question that came to my mind, only I didn't ask it was: "Does this mean if someone snail mailed you a party invitation without asking you ahead of time if you would like to receive the invite, would you have stopped talking to them?"
Am I out in left field here about event invites? Should someone ask someone ahead of time if they would like to attend their event or just send the invite without asking? To me, it's not the same as adding someone to your "group" without asking them if they are interested - to me the group adding thing is rude.
I would like to hear your comments.