The cookies worth stealing from the cookie jar.
Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies from Sonya's Garden.
Definitely has nothing to do with this entry, except that
I was munching these while editing and FB-ing. :)
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Imagine this on the right side of your FB homepage -- your picture smiling back at you with the words: Add (your name) as a friend. You'd be shocked, and perhaps, confused, wouldn't you?
I almost had a cardiac arrest when this happened to me tonight. I was happily munching oatmeal cookies when I saw it. Someone opened an FB account and used my name and picture. I felt angry, at least for a minute or two. I felt like someone just stole my identity. I had to take deep breaths and decided I will not get angry. Getting angry will not solve anything.
Instead, I reported it to FB and posted a shoutout to my friends that there's someone out there assuming my identity. I don't get it. Who wants to be me? I'm not an artista and is nowhere near celebrityhood. I thought this only happens to famous people.
So what's this person's intention? I hope s/he is doing this out of utter liking and not because of deep hatred for me. So far, this person hasn't maligned my name yet, which is a good thing. I live a simple, quiet life. I know that there will always be people who will not like me. But that's part of life.
Or maybe, that person is just bored and randomly picked me to annoy?
I don't know. Over at FB, I am very picky about who I accept as friends. I even ignore invitations from classmates who were not really close to me. I ignore invitations from people I do not have any meaningful connections with. Because really, what's the point?
I am very grateful because I have old and new friends who reported the incident to FB. I have friends who got my back. I hope they know I'd do the same if this ever happened to them. Tonight, I feel very blessed. And grateful.
And please, be careful out there. Someone could be using your identities/profiles, too. It's actually very scary how easy it is for people to do that -- steal your photos and make fake profiles.
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Photo: I'm not a cookie person but those oatmeal cookies from Sonya's are really good. Not too sweet, not too chewy, not too dry. Just perfect. Thank you CBB for this pasalubong.