I was searching for old friends through FB last week looking for old lost friends or some serendipity if i might stumble upon any.
I did manage to discover some old friends in the kinds of old church friends, old school mates, ex colleagues and what not. Happy as i was, starting to add them one by one, many of them sounded as enthusiastic as i was except one fella.
Sent him an email asked how were things with him and i even asked for his handphone number so that i could call him up just for old time's sake. Came his email reply, i was not at all happy with what he said on the email.
Bluntly, he asked me if it was necessary to get his handphone number, he even said if i wanted to keep in touch with him, emails corresponding as according to him was suffice. Politely, i wrote back saying that all i really wanted to do was to keep in touch with an old friend and it would be nice just to hear him, that's what i wrote.
There came his email reply again, briefly saying he was doing all right but he cautioned me that if he were to give me his handphone number and if i were to contact him via handphone after getting his number with the pretext of selling him insurance or coaxing him into any Multi Level Marketing businesses, he would again discontinue any corresponding with me..
I felt disheartened with his respond then i wrote back, stating once again that sincerely all i wanted to do was to catch up with an old friend for some coffees, that's all, no ulterior motives what so ever.
I won't blame him for his indifference of catching up but to label any or everyone as someone who only wants to keep in touch with old friends with ulterior motives is to me unbecoming of him.
May be he could be sick and tired of those goons who only rekindling friendship as some kind of gimmicks for their own interest but for old time's sake, why can't we give others benefits of doubts.
Till now, nothing forthcoming from him and i just thought indeed there were only some friends who were worthy of keeping.
Note : Have you have got such a cold treatment from friends, implicating your good intentions of rekindling old friendship to taking advantage of them ?
P/S : Insurance or MLM ripping friendship apart ?