Sometimes you just have to write people off…

The Friendship Algorithm

Sometimes in life, we come across people who by all appearances seem to be someone you’ll be long-time friends with.  And, then they don’t.  The last time I wrote, I seemed to have caused quite a stir amongst my friends, and received many messages expressing hopes that I had not felt neglected by those writing.  I want to express my sincerest thank you’s to all of those who wrote.

The one person I had in mind as having been neglectful, didn’t bother to write.  I made the decision this week, whether it was the right decision or not, to “write off” this person as a lost cause.  The internet is a wonderful thing, but there are times when it can backfire on people.  The person who was written off was on my instant messenger list and on my Facebook friends list.  I could see them “lit up” on messenger and could see their activity on Facebook.  They chose to ignore my messages… and before anyone jumps to conclusions, no, I wasn’t sending messages every few hours, let alone every day.  So, it was a conscious decision to ignore my inquiries.  So be it.  I deleted them from my lists…

I’ve never read the book or even watched the movie, “He’s just not that into you”, but apparently it works for friendships too… Guess I didn’t follow the friendship algorithm properly.

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Deep thinker whose mind operates at warped speed. Philosopher pondering the big (and little) things in life. Storyteller. Office Ninja. Model. Teller of bad jokes. User of big words.
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2 Responses to Sometimes you just have to write people off…

  1. Nothing is more frustrating than a friend who decides not to put in any effort to responding to messages or coming to see you.

    It’s worse than a break-up, almost. At least you have your friends there when you go through a break-up.

    Good post

    • Thank you! I agree that it IS almost worse than a break-up, at least with most break-ups, the one leaving is more than happy to spout off what it was that you did wrong and what caused the end of the relationship. In this case, it was just silence. Silence is deadly, especially for someone like me who prides myself on my ability to communicate. Thankfully, I have other, very good friends, and they are quite happy to talk to me. 😉 Thank you for the comment!

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