Sunday, June 21, 2009

Keep Your Enemies Closer

John Frank has just added you as an enemy on Facebook. Click below to accept. 

So the Bible tells me not to lie. And it tells me to love my enemies. I think the only solution to the obvious dilemma that comes about when the girl from high school who wouldn't even blink in my direction adds me as a friend on Facebook is a new application that has been in my brilliant head ever since the day I joined Facebook, as a mysterious Belgian man whose only known activity was poking--the "Enemy" application. It's simple really. If someone friends you and you know in your heart of hearts that to call them a friend would be a lie, but you do not want to insult them by refusing any part in their Facebook life, then you can simply turn around and ask them to be your enemy. If they are then insulted by this course of action, they can always choose to decline. And if they don't decline, you can declare to the whole world that, despite the fact that you never want to see this person or even hear their voice ever again, you do have a desire to be connected to them virtually. You do want to see who they spent Friday night at the bar with, and you do want to know what they are doing every moment of every working day. After all, as my grandmother always told me, keep your friends close and your enemies closer.