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to be really weirded out by this?

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Bearfrills Sat 30-Mar-13 13:55:19

Last night DS was at the local OOH and while waiting I exchanged a few polite words with a lady in the waiting room. Literally four or five pleasantries about the weather, poorly kids, and that was it.

This morning I had a FB friend request which was withdrawn before I could click on it. I went into the email notification and didn't recognise the name so clicked on it.

The profile it took me to belongs to the lady from the OOH waiting room (I recognised her from the profile picture).

I've double checked my security settings and as she's not on my friend list all she would have been able to see is my profile picture, nothing else, but I'm really creeped out by it.

I didn't give her my name or any of my details. DF was with me and called me by my first name, once. Then when the doctor called for DS she called his full name (we have the surname). I can only presume she's pieced together my name from this and then looked me up on FB. I'm guessing the friend request has been accidental as it was immediately withdrawn as soon as it appeared, but why the effin Jeff is she a, piecing together my name and b, trying to look at my profile anyway?

Weird and creepy, right?

MoaneyMcmoanmoan Sat 30-Mar-13 13:59:18

Yeah pretty weird.

Maybe she is/was super-bored.
And found you fascinating.

But yes. Weird. Glad she withdrew the request though.

Bridgetbidet Sat 30-Mar-13 13:59:25

Not really. Maybe she thought that she recognized you from somewhere and wasn't sure where so looked you up to see if she could work it out. Maybe she when you started talking to her she thought that you thought you knew her and was trying to work out who the bloomin' heck you were.

There are loads and loads of perfectly reasonable explanations, I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that she's a stalking axe murderer just yet.

cookielove Sat 30-Mar-13 13:59:50

It is odd, however i know some people who just add anyone. If i were you i would make my profile completly private you can make yourself unsearchable if you really want to go to the extremes and just decline it.

My exp wife has tried to facebook friend me several times by 'accident', she has also stolen my number off of other peoples mobile phone and text and called me by 'accident' she hasn't done it for a few years now, i had to threaten calling the police if she kept it up. Now that was wierd and creepy!!

MrsRajeshKoothrappali Sat 30-Mar-13 14:00:13

Uber creepy!


You may have a stalker...

GirlWiththeLionHeart Sat 30-Mar-13 14:01:25

That is fucking weird!

Bearfrills Sat 30-Mar-13 14:05:47

I don't think I was that fascinating! I was in that mildly haggard got-a-poorly-child state of being, you know - thousand yard stare, mild scent of sick, huge eye bags grin

She spoke to me first, it really was just an "all right? ... freezing isn't it? .... hope he feels better soon" non-chat.

I'm not worried she an axe murdered, just a bit perturbed that someone would remember my first name from one non-direct mention and take a guess at my surname based on a doctor calling out my child's name then put the two together in order to look me up on the internet confused

thezebrawearspurple Sat 30-Mar-13 14:09:18

Many people are nosy feckers with too much time on their handsgrin

oldraver Sat 30-Mar-13 14:15:38

How do you withdraw a friends request ?

goldenlula Sat 30-Mar-13 15:37:56

Do you share a friend? If so, maybe she thought she recognised you as a friend of the mutual person and was having a look, then accidentally clicked on the friend request?

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