I can’t explain how incredibly sick to my stomach I am right now for a bad Facebook gaffe I just made.
Awhile back, I happened to locate the FB page of an old acquaintance. It’s not like we were real close or anything, but I sent a friend request just to touch base and see how her life was going. And no, I’m not trying to hide this from my wife. We weren’t a couple or anything. We were just acquaintances. I just wanted to see how her life was going, since it had been a few years since I’d spoken with her.
I couldn’t see any messages on her page until the friend request was accepted. Well, today it was. As usual, my first thing to do was to wrote on her wall to say hello and to say that I hope life was going well. Then I started reading some of the posts.
Sadly, they were posts saying how much people missed her, wished she was still here, etc. I scrolled back farther and farther. It didn’t take long to realize that I was looking at a memorial page. Over a year’s worth of posts confirmed why the knot of disgust at myself was growth.
I don’t know the circumstances, but my acquaintance passed away over a year ago. Needless to say, as soon as I caught the trend of postings, I immediately went back and removed my post, but I still fear the damage was done. Honestly, how could I be so insensitive to post “Hope life is going well” on someone’s memorial page?!
Really feel like hurling right now.