From the Midwest redneck author of "The Rooster Crows at 4am!," "Lizard Poop!," and "The Philippines Expat Advisor"
New Filipina Facebook Friend Wants Me To Be “Her Man.”
I'm approaching 500 Facebook friends. For a guy that never claimed to have any friends while living in the States, that's a lot of buddies. I rely a lot on that "People You May Know" blurb Facebook has on the right hand corner of the page to find new friends. It tells you that "so-and"so" and "Whatchamacallit" has the same mutual friends as you. I'll be honest, if it wasn't for this website, I probably wouldn't even be on Facebook because I'm a somewhat anti-social guy. It's not that I don't like people, I'm married to a "people," my asawa, The Sainted Patient Wife, but I enjoy the relative solitude we have on the edge of a jungle in the Philippines. If I don't see another human being aside from the crew at our "Compound," I frankly could care less. (Photo from Flickr)
It's my habit to send a personal "thank you" to anyone brave enough to accept my offer to be a friend on Facebook. Figure that's the least I could do. I know that doesn't make up for them having my mug on their "Friends" list, but I was raised to be a polite guy, so I send the message. Sent one of those "thank you" notes to a Filipina living in Tagum City the other day, and was surprised to get the following repy. "You're welcome. I want you to be my man." WHAT? Did this young lady not read my profile headline on Facebook which says I'm married?
I showed the message to my asawa and she reacted with a shocked look on her face. "What's the matter with some of these desperate Filipinas?" she remarked excitedly. I felt it was not appropriate at that time to mention to my wife that at least the young Pinay had good taste, but I wisely did not verbalize that thought to her. With my wife by my side, I deleted the "desperate Filipina's" message and blocked her from my Facebook page for eternity. It was the smart thing to do.
I've never had that type of response before from any of my Facebook "friends" and hopefully that will be the last of its kind. Of course, it is possible that the pinay of obviously good taste did not see my martial status on my page, but in a situation like that I did not even want to give her the benefit of the doubt. It also possible that she was running a scam and does this with other foreigners she runs across on Facebook.
Please note that the photo used on this post is not the actual Filipina that wants me to be her "man," it's just a cute Filipina's photo from Flickr. (Should be in the Bureau of Immigration Office in Intramuros Manila all day applying for my Permanent Visa to stay in the Philippines. I will respond to any new comments or emails as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.)