You go grocery shopping and see someone you are friends or acquaintances with. They having a conversation with someone else you don’t know about something that you overhear and have an opinion on. Do you…
- Approach the two and interject your opinion, forcefully or not.
- Quietly go about your business, and maybe acknowledge your friend with a nod, smile, salute or thumbs up, as you pass by.
- Try your best not to listen to the conversation.
Do you know which of the above answers are correct, follows etiquette and socially acceptable?
If you answered A, you are in the wrong. This is considered rude behavior and unless you see that they are harassing your friend or belittling them, you have no right to come into their conversation unless you see your friend specifically call you to them by name.
If you answered B, this is considered proper behavior if you are more than acquaintances and are actually good friends with the person you see. By good friends, we mean that you actually talk face-to-face or on the phone within the year about things not shared with the general population.
If you answered C, this is considered proper behavior for everyone who doesn’t fit in the B category.
The truth is, this quiz IS about Facebook. I am sorry that Facebook is so rude as to lay out other people’s conversations between them and another friend which isn’t a mutual friend where you can see it. But please, do NOT interject your opinion on these posts if you can help it.