tafnaj (tafnaj) wrote,

Why I am friends only.

After much deliberation I have decided to totally friends lock my LJ. A series of recent events, including what I feel to be an invasion of my privacy, has forced my hand into keeping my private thoughts and feelings between me and those I care about. I would much prefer the ability to talk about work/pool/life without fearing reprisal. For example, I'd like to be able to exaggerate (I think my coworker is going to slip rat poison in my breakfast taco), to complain (my family is so frustrating!), and to feel (I'm in love!) without being either emotionally, promotionally, or financially blackmailed.

That being in the case, I'm optimistic about being fairly liberal about who I add as a friend - mostly, I want to know you in real life, or have known you at some point in the past. Common interests, of course, also tend to be a bonus if I don't know you - unless you're snarky and obnoxious, in which case I'm more likely to enjoy your company. ;) Adding coworkers makes me a little nervous, although I'll happily consider people on a case-by-case basis. Please don't be offended if I don't add you back - I assure you, it has nothing to do with you, and instead everything to do with my intense desire for my private life to remain that.
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