I guess I am too old school for this internet age and some things are just beyond my grasp. I have recently been getting friend requests and it has proven awkward to say the least. I have sent them each a PM explaining my thoughts on the matter to prep them for the impending rejection.....it almost feels like middle school dating. These are my thoughts on the matter:
I have 2 people listed as friends. I have known them both for nearly 20yrs. I have laughed and cried with them and put my life on the line for them as they have for me...many times. I know their names, their faces, their spouses, their children. I have broken bread with them, sat in their living rooms and shared the success and failures of everything from relationships to simple hunting experiences. I take them for their good and bad attributes as they take me for mine. My friends are a reflection of who I am as a person. I choose my friends very carefully and protect them to a fault.
So, if I have rejected you in the past, you are not alone. If I reject you in the future, you have been forewarned. I would greatly enjoy meeting anyone on this forum so that I could actually know your name and your face and call you an acquantance. With luck, we may then become friends.
Hey Zach, how on earth do you keep up with almost 1,000 birthday cards:wink: