It’s hard not to gauge this as the end all, friendship test. You can’t even make the time to jot down a happy birthday on my wall, ON my actual birthday = you’re not worth MY time.
And that is soooooooo silly. I know it is. Especially (this is the hypocritical part) when I do not wish ANYone happy birthday. Because I’m too lazy. And everyone else does it so I figure it doesn’t matter. And Facebook keeps moving those damn notifications and I’m tired of searching around for them.
But it makes me think twice when someone I thought cared about me doesn’t/didn’t. Where was Sarah? My very best friend just 5 years ago–when I lived in Missouri and before she got a BF. Where were Dawn and Chelle, my first friends from elementary school, and closet friends at the end of High School? Where were ANY co-workers from ever? I worked with various people in the last 12 years and exactly 2 of them (and I have lots, and lots of work people on my friends list) wished my a happy birthday.
It just goes to show A) Facebook is not a gauge of true relationship status and B) Give your time and energy to those that deserve it.
- Why I hid my Birthday on Facebook (areweconnected.com)