Poor Carl. His mother is an idiot!!
I’m on my kids’ facebook, but no matter what I see, I never ever post shit that will embarrass them or undermine them on their own page.
Carl’s mother is really stupid. She couldn’t ask him while they were sitting at the table eating? She had to ask on his page, where everyone would see it?
As if she didn’t know that calling him ‘sweet boy’ would set him up for teasing.
I am so glad my mom is not retarded. Maybe it is because I am an adult, but my mom is one of the more funny and entertaining commenters of my fb friends. Also, my mom could totally beat up Carl’s mom.
In any event, I feel bad for Carl even if he is a little creepster. His classmates shouldn’t have added him back though if they did not know who he was. Odd. Glad that facebook came about during my college years rather than my high school years. Rather than a vehicle for me to have gotten made fun of with in high school, it is a vehicle for me to see how unsuccessful and overweight the classmates who picked on me in high school got. Score 1 for the underdog!
Poor kid. I would NEVER do that to either of my sons! How did his mom think this would not effect her son negatively? I have both of my parents on my FB they’ve yet to show this level of ignorance about social situations, even though they both aren’t as informed about social structure as most people are.
There are two ways to handle a situation like this: embrace it or ignore it. If you want to ignore it, remove all those people you don’t know from your friends list, and don’t react when people call you that name. If everyone sees they aren’t getting any reaction out of you, they’ll eventually get bored and leave you alone, and you’ll fade back into obscurity.
If you choose to embrace it, you should start calling yourself that name. Tell your teachers you want to be called “sweet boy carl”, or just “sbc” or something, when they ask what name you go by. Have t-shirts made up, and wear them. Shave “SB” into the back of your head. If you play it right, you could be the most popular kid in school. Of course, you’ll probably be mocked mercilessly at the beginning, but if you stick with it you’ll end up ahead.
Which path to take depends on what you want the end result to be, and how much abuse you’re willing to take on the way there. The worst possible thing you can do is to get upset and tell people to cut it out…that’s like running from the cops with a dozen donuts stuck to your ass.
@cynic: because stupidity is everywhere, specially in 14 to 16 years old.
I am trying to figure it out how he could add all these people, where did he get names from classmates he hasn’t have already. He is mentally wrong… I bet he is an stalker!
I’m assuming he just looked up the “network” for the new school (high school or college) that he’s going to and just started adding people. It’s done all the time. I’ve seen my friend’s pages explode with “new friends” whenever a school year starts. I’m sure the other people that accepted his friendship thought the same thing.
There’s nothing weird about that at all. However, his mom probably feels horrible, which she definitely should.
@Madrid… when people get accepted to a new high school or college, they sometimes add themselves to that school’s network… making them “searchable”. I think facebook would even allow people to add only freshman/same age students. Or maybe he looked on page snippits to see ages and added the same age students.
Again, I’ve seen this done numerous times and I see nothing “out of the ordinary” about it and he’s definitely not a “stalker” just because he added a half dozen names to facebook.
Carl’s mom is a royal bitch. First she names the poor kid Carl, then she does this to him!? What kind of mom does this to her kid?? That’s just so wrong. The other kids probably wouldn’t have even said anything if she wouldn’t have posted. She sucks.
@mcowles: thanks, now I undertand how he could do it.
I think it is very unsafe to add people you don’t know, even when you are going to meet and share lots of time with them. It should be like the old times: you know someone, become your friend and then add him/her to your social site. Well, my opinion.
Aw, that’s kinda sad. I feel bad for Carl, kids who think they’re cool can be really mean. Then again, I’ve always been a bit of a “collector of strays” and I usually root for the underdog.
When it comes right down to it, the damage is done, now you deal with it. Sensible Madness is right, you don’t tell people to stop and show that they’re getting to you.
Also, not everyone lives in the same house with their mom… and not all members of the older generation quite understand that stuff like FB isn’t private. Lay off the dude’s mom. He’s the one that added her.
Ok so as much fun as this was to read…I enjoy the comments people post way more! lol..
and for the record…Carl could have added his mom…she might not have added him.
I agree its kind of lame, but kind of cute at the same time…
Sweet boy will be the new nickname I’m sure…
but how can you be a creeper when you send out a friend request someone confirms…if they don’t know you why would they say yes??
Awww – I laughed but I feel bad for him.
Hopefully he can play it off all cool like and turn the situation around.
I don’t have an issue with my parents on Facebook (thought neither of them are on there) but I would set my privacy levels to a different thing and set guidelines.
And hey – adding people on facebook before starting somewhere is a good idea. It’s easier to break the ice online often.
I think it’s insane for a male between the age of 14 (or whatever age you need to be to be on Facebook) and 30 to have their parents as friends. Otherwise your guy friends can’t be trusted not to be complete wieners.
finally – agreed. Maybe Brett wants some sweet lovin’ from sweet boy.
That nickname will probably get Carl laid before the week is up.
#58: I think you read too much into this. Once CJ’s mother was murdered, he left but he came back when he saw fit and he joined back with his “old school of gangstas”. CJ didn’t make new friends when he went back to Grove St. but he had to know people who knew people in San Fierro and all that business. Yes, CJ’s brother’s nickname was “Sweet” but this post has nothing to do with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. This is clearly just an overbearing, yet loving mother posting on her son’s page. You read waaaay too far into that.
The whole “NEVER have your mum on FB” is a bit ridiculous. Maybe it’s because I am, you know, an ADULT, I don’t think the fact that your mother loves you is ‘ like ZMG the most totally embarrassing thing evar, lol’
Yes, the problem is with the mother, and not the fucking idiotic bullies.
Having said that, don’t go around and add a whole bunch of people you don’t know.
I don’t care how old you are: If you ascribe your mom to the “more funny and entertaining commenters”, then you either have a messed up parental fixation or some really shitty FB friends.
@A whole bunch of people above (I don’t feel like including all of your names).
The rudeness of “the other kids” is neither Carl’s fault nor his mother’s fault. Carl’s approach is common for students first entering school. Flaming another student because of something his mother says is just ridiculous and juvenile.