Yesterday when I woke up I had a friend request on Facebook from a fellow named Jeremy Lay. I am pretty open to accepting anybody who wants to be my friend, so I accepted his invitation to FB friendship. Because of my public profile from this website and some of my other sites, a lot of people want to be my friend on Facebook. People who enjoy reading my articles here and such. So, I don’t necessarily know all the people who want to befriend me, but that’s not an issue for me. Really, it gives me a chance to make a new friend and develop that into a true friendship in many instances.
So, I approved Jeremy’s friendship request without a second thought, and went on about my day.
Later in the day, I got an e-mail notifying me that Jeremy had written on my Facebook Wall. I went and checked it out, and this is what Jeremy said (all of the mis-spellings are his, I am quoting it verbatim):
Your weard you got a Asian fetish? I got to watch who I add to my list your white dude get some American freinds are you part of a mail order bride click? your face book weards me out wow weard – Jeremy Jay
Hmm. Really? Yes, for sure the vast majority of my Facebook friends are Filipinos. Duh… I live in the Philippines. Wouldn’t it be natural that most of my friends and people I know would be also from the Philippines?
So, to answer Jeremy’s questions:
- No, I do not have an “Asian fetish.” I am indeed married to an Asian woman and have been for nearly 22 years. I don’t consider it a fetish.
- Yes, I am white, and I do have American friends. I didn’t realize that white people should be required to have white friends.
- No, I am not part of any “mail order bride click.” Is Jeremy part of a “white supremacy clique?”
- Jeremy, I am sorry if I “weird” you out… you are the one who requested to be friends, not me!
Ah, the joys of meeting new “friends” on Facebook!