I admit writing for Day 5 of this Marathon Blogging event took some effort.
I have begun struggling just a teeny-weeny bit with what to write. Today was almost going to be a filler post rather than something I felt strongly/passionately enough to write about. Not that fillers are an issue, no no, not at all! Fillers are just perfect for those rainy days in a blogathon and I shall resort to using some in the next few days maybe 😉
But just when I was about to give up hope of an inspiration popping up, something happened. Something that was a trigger for the outpour that follows next.
My dad’s-brother’s-wife’s-sister’s-sister-in-law’s-brother’s-son joined FB. Wait, that is not the issue. He sent me a friend request!!! I cringed at that message. I shrank back from the laptop. NO! I did not want him as a friend on FB.
Family and extended family have this really creepy thing they do when they are in your FB/social media circle. As if they don’t do it enough in real life. They stalk you, check out everything that you do, say, eat and wear, then gossip, shell out unsolicited advice as if they are entitled to it and go tell your parents or in-laws too!
“Oh we did see pictures of Pinky and that handsome guy skinny dipping in the Dead Sea. Is she dating him Meena? Tell us na.”
“Mom, Rita chachi is wearing the same saree that she wore for Nikhil’s sangeet at Pooja’s wedding. Why couldn’t she wear something different?”
“Looks like Ashok and Anjali are having a cold war these days. Look at their expressions and body language in that picture. I think I am going to call Anjali’s sister Tina and ask her if she knows anything.”
“Priya bhabhi seems to have gained some weight. Maybe she is pregnant. Or wait maybe she is depressed and over eating because Raj bhaiya seems to be away from home most of the time from his pictures.”
“Maddy’s status says single again. Did she break up again? Oh god, this girl just can’t settle down, can she? Her poor darling mom, she must be going through hell.”
Give it a break people!! Spare your family. In the virtual world at least.
I chose “Not now” on the new friend request and signed out. Nothing better than shoving such things under the bed, till they stare you in the face :p
P.S. – This is a totally fictional narrative people! I have a loving, warm, supportive and non-interfering family on FB and off it as well 😉 Love you family folks and this is not about any of you, I swear!! xoxoxo