I just did a Facebook deletion of someone that I’ve wanted to delete for a long time. He was mean for many years. We hadn’t seen or heard from each other in over two decades. A year ago, he friend requested me. I was flattered to get the request and decided to give it a go.
The only time he ever corresponded via Facebook was to make a mockery of my vegan friends by posting cheeseburger comments. I deleted the rude comments and immediately added him to the “restricted” list, meaning he couldn’t see my posts. Since then, the offensive comments consumed me more than you’d understand. When more than half of what I post is about animal rights/veganism, to see something like that was very offensive.
It took me a year to end it because I feared retaliation. He recently posted photos of himself after he was beaten up as an adult, and I wondered if he had gotten what was coming to him even though I was sad to see the pictures. To be surrounded with people who don’t ever grow up breaks my heart. I really wondered if he caused it by bullying others. Somehow, I instinctively knew. Therefore, I blocked him, not for what he had done to me, but because I would not be able to give him a character reference… Ever! I finally had the guts to cut the chord. Not only do I have a moral compass, he doesn’t control me, and I don’t need him as a Facebook friend… Pardon my French, but he’s a rotten piece of sh*t!
Vegan Fierce Dragon of Hope