You know, I'm starting to think someone should write a book based solely on Facebook faux pas.
My daughter's teacher did a lovely thing today for all her students. My daughter attends year round school and so is going "off track" as of today and will restart school in January. Since they will not be in school for the holidays, the teacher presented each child with an individually labeled, wrapped gift. When we got home and daughter opened her gift, it was a Scholastic book of "Silly Kid Jokes", which she loves. I talked to another mom in the class and her daughter got a Scholastic book about her favorite character, Junie B. Jones.
I posted on my FB wall that I thought it was a lovely gesture by the teacher and how thoughtful it was of her to do this and make sure each child had something they loved. Because, gosh darn it, it WAS a lovely gesture and took lots of thought.
Negative Nancy, who has been posting some rather untoward things lately, felt it necessary to chime in and tell me it wasn't all that generous of the teacher - and used the phrase "Not to burst your bubble, but..." and went on to say that teachers all get tons of Scholastic books for free and all teacher was trying to do was to get rid of clutter by giving books out to the kids.
I'm seriously thinking of de-friending Negative Nancy, since she has posted some other things lately that are slightly offensive to me, and it seems as though if anyone posts something positive on their walls, NN has something ... well, negative to say about it. She just got done posting an update that was all ticked off because someone already de-friended her and didn't send her a "goodbye cruel NN" note before they de-friended her.
First of all, do I leave her nasty comment about DD's teacher up there, or can I delete it?
And secondly, is there an etiquette for de-friending someone that I don't know about? Do you have to write that person a note and tell them why they are being defriended? Doesn't that sound like something that would start World War III?
And yes, DD is writing her teacher a thank you note for the lovely book this evening. I don't care if it was free, she took the time to pick out something for DD that she knew DD would love.