Yes. This is about Mona. Yes, many of you don’t like her. But here me out…
So I’ve worked in the corporate world in my career and have been friendly with lots of people. Yes, women too. Talking in the office, going out for happy hour. Etc.
And on Facebook, I’m connected with many people I’ve been friendly with throughout my life.
Yes, women too. And when they post pics, I’ll occasionally hit the Like button.
Now, my current company does have an office building in Manhattan and I do go in occasionally. One day, an ex coworker, Beth, checked in on FB next door to my building. “Whoa, you work that close to me? Let’s have lunch one day” I posited innocently.
Now, last Friday I went into the office. I had my annual review so I pitched lunch with Beth. She couldn’t do it but said yes to drinks.
Mona was very concerned about my review and wanted to know how it went. But after the review, I had to work then went out to meet Beth in Grand Central Station for a drink like old times.
But I never texted Mona.
And Mona let me have it because I didn’t text her how my review went or even say that I was leaving work before I went to have a drink with a FEMALE friend.
I’m sure that I was hanging out with a woman didn’t help. She’s never been friendly with male coworkers.
Is it inappropriate for me to be friendly with women? Most men don’t have female friends. I get that. This was nothing more than catching up with someone I used to work in the same office with. Not like Beth and I are going to start regularly hanging out.
So Mona and I had many conversations about my not texting her and about my drinks with Beth but eventually her head cooled down.
And then, Mona looked at Beth’s pics on FB. Especially those that I pressed Like on. Mona took note of the selfies I Liked.
By the way, Beth happens to be really attractive. And in selfies, not that she’s doing much more than smiling, but she looks good in all pics that she takes. It’s not like she’s doing anything excessively sexy or is scantilly clad but she’s good looking in general and that’s just how it goes. And I hit Like on some of those pics.
And Mona, seeing this, lost it. Like, told me not to come over tomorrow, saying how inappropriate it is if I hit Like on an attractive Facebook friend’s pictures. Specifically, 10 pictures in 19 months. Mona texted me the pics.
Now, am I in the wrong? For meeting up with female friends while having a girlfriend? For liking female Facebook friends’ pics on Facebook? For having female friends? (Not like could give a rat’s ass about that one. I do. Deal with it.) Does the fact that Beth is attractions cloud everything? (I’m sure that’s a yes.)