Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Changing Status

A few weeks ago, my friend Julie and I were playing around on Facebook and changed our relationship status from single to "Complicated" (meaning in a complicated relationship). Really, what we were trying to do was put that we were in a relationship because we thought we were being funny, but then chickened out. So, we went from being single to being complicated overnight. Which is fine, whatever. I would've switched it back that night, but then it would broadcast to my myriads of friends that "Kristen is no longer in a relationship" next to a picture of a broken heart (OUCH!). Needless to say, I left my relationship status as complicated, because obviously, it is (or they are, whatever, we don't need to be technical here).
So, the other night I was feeling optimistic and removed the complicated part, which means it now says I'm in a relationship. Big deal, right? Technically, I'm in tons of relationships, right? So, saying it on my Facebook page shouldn't be some major declaration. Wrong. I'm seriously stunned at the drama brought on by a simple status change. I've gotten tons of emails, comments, and people mentioning my big relationship. Who knew it'd even matter? And NO WAY am I changing it back to single (because, again, I don't want that stupid broken heart next to my name - that's horrifying!). At this rate I'll just be "In a Relationship" forever (because I have a fear of the broken heart and being publicly scorned on Facebook).

1 comment:

MaryDoYaWantTo said...

Very interesting...that broken heart icon is depressing...