How To Lose A Friend On Facebook In One Easy Comment


I laughed for 20 minutes straight so it was probably worth it.

PS. Okay, she didn’t unfriend me, but for about 2 minutes I thought she did.

PPS. I just learned that this may only be funny to me since she didn’t understand why I would want to post this to my blog because once I realized we were still friends I asked if it was okay to do this funny post and she questioned my use of “funny.”

PPPS. I explained why it was funny by saying “the social awkwardness was a perfect circle” but when I have to explain why something is funny, it is already less funny.

PPPPS. I wonder if I’m about to be unfriended now that I wrote that “PPS.” Of course, then it would be a double circle of social awkwardness making it less funny and more awkward, which is where I’m most comfortable really.

PPPPPS. I don’t think she reads my blog.

PPPPPPS. She totally reads my blog.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

18 thoughts to “How To Lose A Friend On Facebook In One Easy Comment”

  1. I’m not unfriending anyone because I figure that makes me look like a petty, immature person who can’t handle the fact that others doesn’t share my political views and ideologies.

    But I have started hiding people. Because when you write this:

    “Dad is on a roll. ‘Well one good thing about the election. (sarcasm) That girl from Georgetown can get her birth control now. I feel like her pimp, buying her BC so she can have fun! Why doesn’t she ask her partners to buy it? If she has the nerve to stand up in front of congress and ask them for it, surely she’s not embarrassed to ask her partners??’ Ohhh Ralphie!!! Lol”

    or this:

    “Ok heard this and laughed out loud. Early returns expected to show Obama leading since Mitt has to wait for his voters to get off of work.”

    or this:

    “Good job America and Virginia, you’ve screwed us all for another 4 years. Time to move.”

    Then I basically have to squelch a deep desire to tell you exactly how ignorant, tacky, and all-around ridiculous I think you are, and so I figure I should probably just remove the temptation to do so. Because I think fighting on Facebook is dumb.

    1. I had to unfriend someone who took their angst of the election results to my wall. I asked them nicely to stop, twice, they didn’t and then dared me to unfriend them. So I took them up on that.

  2. That’s hilarious. I love poking fun of people who perform social cleanses. I’m sure that I’ve been unfriended for that. It’s the ultimate bitch slap in facebook.

  3. I’m having a pretty crappy day so far, but this post made me laugh out loud. Maybe I just appreciate awkward social humor, but it added a little bright spot to a frustrating morning. So thank you door that.

  4. This is very funny. I’ve been in this awkward moment a few times myself. It’s even more awkward when you are laughing at your own joke so hard tears are streaming down your face and the other person doesn’t even get why it is funny. Yep. Good times!

  5. I love it! Lots of unfriending going on FB due to the election. I got unfriended by a friend who got mad at the result… I had to look back on my wall to see what I had said that could have gotten her so hot and bothered.

  6. I like posting awkward comments on FB too but had to lay off not because people were getting offended, but because my dad either would make REALLY awkward comments or just wouldn’t get the joke and then would say so. And that’s the most awkward thing of all.

  7. hahahaha…and ugly, hilarious

    I didn’t lose friends on the twitter, my blog, or the book of face during the election. At first I was ticked because I’m liberal and so many friends and family members are righties. Then, I felt good about it because it means either a) they still like me despite them being wrong about their politics or b) they’re lazy.

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