My wife has a Facebook page. Her 60 something, mostly girl, friends have a Facebook. Kids at church have a Facebook page. And now, inexplicably, two of my (guy) friends who are both in their 40’s (they will remain nameless) have Facebook pages. Gene and Gerald (couldn’t help it), one single and one with 3 kids (2 teens), have now become Facebook friends with my wife and others.
That led to an email from my wife yesterday encouraging me to sign up for Facebook because Gene and Gerald have signed up. At that point I called Gerald and asked him how he could go against the “man-code”, be seduced by the darkside, whatever you want to call it. He, and I paraphrase, told me to let it go and just deal with the fact that I need one.
So, this is why I am posting. I don’t feel like I should have a Facebook page. I am 35, married with 2 kids: one is 4 and the other 2. I understand joining if you want to keep up with the trends of your teenagers or something in that range, but I am not there. Why should I, or any guy in my position, have a Facebook page?
What can possibly be earned, other than a few brownie points, for being able to get “married on Facebook”? And, as an aside, my wife wants us to get married on Facebook. I don’t think so. The look in her eyes that she’ll get when I do it will be long gone and I’ll be stuck with talking to 50 people I haven’t seen in 20 years about stuff no normal human being would ever care about, except for the fact that you have to talk about something because you are Facebook friends.
So far I have resisted. I will not give in. I refuse to let “The Man” bring me down. I will fight on behalf of the oppressed. Yeah though I walk through the valley of Facebook, I will fear no evil.
Brothers, hear my cry. Don’t give in. Never give in. We must stand together, united. Except of course for Gene and Gerald.