Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pride Cycle

The husband just confessed a big one to me. Something I don't know if I was ready to hear. But, honestly, I have been waiting and wondering when this day would ever come. Because it is inevitable.

I was downstairs, watching the news, and he went upstairs to get something and said he would be right back.

So, I believed he would. I had no reason not to believe.

About a half hour later, I im'd him to see what the deal was. Where was my husband? He said he would be right down.

After our little chat, he came bounding down the stairs.

I had him help me with something. He is a good helper, btw. And smart. So, I'm glad I have him.

And then I believe his conscience was eating at him and, "Do you want to know what I was really doing upstairs?" says he.

"Yup," answer I.

"Well, I was looking at your facebook profile- mainly who your friends are. And I noticed that you are friends with most of my family members. And I am not. So I requested a bunch of friends you have that I do not."

Now, major major props go out to the husband and his facebook friend-finding frenzy.

Do you know why?

This is why: the husband prides himself on being a facebook snob. I have literally started writing a few posts on this subject that I have never published. And now I wish I had, because I could link back to them as proof that the husband believes he is superior to all other facebookers because he has never pro-actively added anyone as a friend. Yet, he has throngs of people desiring his friendship. And another reason he is a facebook snob: he has never updated his status. I believe he considers this a strength. Can you fault him? He really is a cute facebooker.

Wouldn't it be sweet justice if those friends he just requested ignored his request? Sweet justice, but not very nice. Please be his friend- he needs good facebook examples.

To be fair, I don't believe that he intentionally set out to be a facebook snob, but once he got caught up in the lifestyle, it was pretty much impossible for him to get out. And so, I can appreciate these baby steps he is taking.

Beware of the pride cycle my husband, because there is a fall. And now, you have fallen- and humbled yourself. And I am proud of you for taking the first steps.

Those ones are the hardest, you know.

6 comments:

Nathan said...

This is oddly encouraging. Maybe we mere techie mortals can eventually catch up to him someday.

Merrianne said...

that is funny! :)

big_smartmouth said...

that's funny! i always pat people on the back who are on facebook but never get on because it is SO DANG ADDICTING!! i even have my updates texted to my phone to see who responded fastest to my witty status! *sigh* i need to get a life. so, kudos to the husband! stay strong, my brotha'...stay strong!

Mechelle said...

what a sneaky fella! That is funny!

Melody said...

Ran across your blog tonight and have enjoyed reading it. I love your family picture on your header...we have something in common with our blogs...."wedgies" in the title.I had to smile when I saw it. Now I can convince my hubs that I'm not the only one with wedgies on my blog!

Sandi and Curtis said...

So funny! Let's see who he becomes friends with!