Facebook Comment Causes Drama – The Counseling Corner
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Dear Brain and Courtlin,
I work at a job where I have contact with the public. I've always been friendly and out going and our customers seem to really get along with me. Sometimes, a customer will look me up on facebook and will send me a friend request. If I remember them I usually accept. I very rarely have any contact with them so I guess I don't see the harm. A few weeks ago, a person that I became facebook friends with posted some rude and inappropriate jokes on my wall. I hid them from public view, but he posted more. After I hid them all I went to his page and posted a sarcastic remark on his wall. About a week later I got a strange message...from this guy's wife! She stated that my relationship with her husband was unethical. I was shocked! There was no relationship! I'm a happily married woman. I simply hid the dirty jokes that HE posted, and replied on his wall! She proceeded to tell me that she was going to call my employer and let them know of the situation and that she wasn't going to stop until I understood why this was wrong. I am PO'd! What did I do wrong? I hid the questionable content that was on my wall. I only posted ONE comment on his page. I know I'll see the guy again at my workplace. How and I supposed to deal with him then? Sometimes I feel that social media does more harm than good. Should I be worried about this? Or is this guys wife just overreacting.