But to just L A U G H at some of the messages I get on Facebook! And then sometimes I have to laugh, shake my head and wonder what the heck is wrong with folks!
Last night of course was Superbowl XXXVI. I always know the year of the Superbowl because we are the same age, I realized this at Superbowl XXII which was a few years ago. Anyway on Facebook people had been making comments all night about commericals and the game. After the game and the Vince Lombardi trophy was being taken to the field and all the folks were touching and kissing the trophy and leaving prints all over that nice shiny trophy and I made a comment on my Facebook wall that said:
"I would be telling them boys to stop puttin their greasy lips on the shiny trophy!!"
I got a private message on Facebook from someone who said "Don't your think your comment is very racist? About the greasy lips...I'm just sayin". I wrote back and asked "why would it be racist?" *okie is seriously still trying to figure out why it would be a racist statement since people tend to leave a greasy print when they kiss something of a solid surface*.
I immediately had to call my friend Carmen, aka ScrapperDelighted and tell her about the message and she had to ask me to repeat it because I was laughing so hard when I called her. Of course it might have been because as soon as she answered the phone I said "OMG! I'M A RACIST!" to which she replied with "what the" and some rather non-lady like words that I will not repeat for the open public to read and then added "are you talking about?". When I told her we both cracked up laughing about it and she told me "she obviously doesn't know you or anything about you".
Then I got another message from the woman....
The woman responded with "There were more than a few AA kissing that trophy.
Not to make a big deal about it, but sometimes we get on Facebook and just say the first thing that comes to our mind and "poof" there ya go!"
I responded "uh I saw a bunch of people kissing the trophy...I didn't pay attention to if they were AA NA WA. All I know is that they were American men who played a good game.
I say what comes to my mind a lot. I can fix that for ya real quick. BUH BYE!"
I told my friend Carmen "I am just gonna remove her from my friends list that way she doesn't have to read what comes to my mind" and I preceded to remove the woman from my friends list.
Was it because I was upset about her sending me a private message? Nope. I get a lot of private messages on Facebook.
Was it because I was offended by her calling me a racist? Nope. I am not offended by people calling me something that I am not.
I removed her because she obviously gets upset about people posting "what comes to their mind" on their own Facebook wall. I feel it is MY Facebook Wall just as this is my website and if I want to write about something in MY OWN spaces then I am allowed to do so. If someone is going to be offended then I can remove them so they don't have to read what pops into my mind. I have always told folks "if ya don't like what I post then don't read it and don't come to my blog" and I guess I need to make the same statement about my Facebook.
I just wonder how many other people I offend by writing what pops into my mind...oh wait...it doesn't really matter because I can say what ever I want IN MY HOUSE *okie falls out chair laughing*.