I'm FB friends with an ex-colleagues' husband (have occasionally seen them socially but wouldn't call either of them friends, more like acquaintances). Ex-colleague doesn't have FB.
The problem I have with him is that he constantly sends me app requests (I have never once responded) and worse, he constantly posts the guilt-trippy, PA copy'n'paste status updates and I've had enough. This is the latest and actually the least annoying so far, except perhaps for the stalkerish overtones;
Attention everyone who is on my friends list...! I do enjoy hearing about you and your family life, the good news and support during the dark times. I love the pix & all. Whether you know it or not, I visit you from time-to-time (on FB). Thank you so much for being part of my life, whether or not we talk on a regular basis, you are still in my thoughts. I do wish I could see you all in person much more often though!.... Let's see who actually pays attention. If you like this post, copy it as your status for just one minute. I'll be watching to see who actually does cherish family and friendship!!
Problem is, if I defriend, I will get the (very hurt) "why have you defriended X" from his wife when I see her next. What can I say which politely addresses the fact that I won't put up with this sort of stuff any longer?
I have accepted friend requests from about four people who would have been insulted had I not accepted; but who I didn't really want to add. One is from a friend of my husband's whom I've met twice and don't really care for but he kept asking my hubby why I hadn't accepted him and it felt rude to keep ignoring him (and his wife). I don't dislike him, more that his comments are not the sort I want on my FB - he swore in a comment thread which my mother was also commenting on although he wouldn't have known it was my mum, but still, who swears on the FB page of someone you don't really know? (or on anyone's!).
Can I defriend, or would that be impolite now that I accepted in the first place?