Living where I live, my parents doing what they did for a living and being who they were, I've pretty much lived in a bubble and under a microscope all of my life. There was nothing I could do and no where I could go within a 6 county radius of my home where there wasn't someone who could report back to Daddy where I was, what I was doing....etc. Not that I was doing anything bad, just normal teenage stuff, still you begin to feel that nothing you do is private...even down to a Father's Day gift I bought one year!
I thought that once I was married and had children of my own, the need for people to tattle and inform would disappear. It didn't and only added more people to tattle to. Again, not that I was doing anythng bad. For instance, one year I bumped into an old friend in town. I was having a terrible day. Never able to pull anything over on him and before I knew it was spilling my guts about a miserable marriage that was sucking the life out of me. He put his arms around me to comfort me. Geez...even here I feel the need to defend myself and point out, we had grown up and attended the same church together, he was like a brother to me, had never been anything even close to romantic about our relationship.
Well low and behold the next day the news made it to my oldest child and when the news gets back to me.....I am having an affair.
Seems like in this small southern state a male and female can't be friends.
It only got worse when I began working. In no time I had gone from cashier to assistant manager to store manager. When your district manager comes to your store for an all day visit and wants to go to lunch.....YOU GO TO LUNCH. Oh...that went over like a turd in a punchbowl!
Beyond all of that with children grown now we have Facebook and along with Facebook comes the Facebook Police.
These are the people on your friends list that prowl and snoop though your Facebook page. They look at everything you post and comment. They look at your friends. They judge each and every thing you do.
I have a lot of friends on Facebook. People I am related to, people I went to school with, used to work with, went to church with and people I met on another blog site that have became friends.
I have been told by one of the Facebook Police that a few of my friends look like "perverts" and "stoners". I even received a message last week from an old school friend who wanted to question my judgement about having gay and lesbian friends!
I don't mind telling you, that burnt my cookies to a crisp! How the hell dare you!!!!
Why is it mine or any other persons business who another person loves or sleeps with.....????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I told her straight up that as far back as high school I had gay and lesbian friends. You know what....I've never had any problems with my gay and lesbian friends. They accept me just as I accept them.
I deleted her and blocked her ass!
Why can't people just LIVE AND LET LIVE!
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