Fake Friends

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Feb 26, 2014
by: asanchez

This memoir came from my heart because this really marked me for life and I don’t think I could forget about this. I chose that language because it’s a memoir and that’s how I could explain my feelings. (The names have been changed.)


I remember when it was summer. I met a person named Gloria. She and I became very close and it was an instant friendship. We spoke a lot and we noticed that we didn’t like a person name Mariana. Mariana, my ex-bestfriend.

We stop being bestfriends because she did me slime. She did me slime because she started talking about me, making up things, and I didn’t like that so I inboxed her on Facebook and told her to stop talking about me and that we no longer friends.Then Gloria told me that Mariana and Gloria started talking as friends. I decided to give Mariana another chance. We started talking. But there was this time Gloria and I were about to hang out, but she would rather hang out with Mariana. I thought it was very fake of her.

Mariana added, Louis, my boyfriend on Facebook, who by then was my ex-boyfriend. She liked a status to get married on Facebook. They got married.

Louis wrote a status asking, "Who wants to hang out?"

So Mariana liked it.

Then Louis wrote a status asking, "Where you at, wanna mack?"

I hit up Mariana saying, "You mad fake."

And she said, "Why?"

I said, "Because you said you won’t have my sloppy seconds." We got into an argument.

Then she told everybody, and they went against me.

Then we all had beef. I told my cousin and sister, but my cousin got in because she doesn't like Gloria. Mariana called me a negative name.

I told her I wanted the hands and Mariana gave up so she didn’t want to fight anymore. I told her when I see her, we going to fight.

She said "Okay." We left it as that.

But all of this started on Facebook. My lesson was to not let people get advantage of me.

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Good Story

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Submitted by NTabish on Fri, 2014-03-07 11:26.

Facebook can bring people together, but it is also somewhere where people can get bullied. Your story seems to say a lot about that. I would be cool if you could expand on what you learned from that experience because I think a lot of others could learn from it, too. Good story!

In today's society, social

Submitted by CarterHendrickson on Fri, 2014-03-07 11:34.

In today's society, social media seems to be a big part of everyone's lives. With all the good it brings, it comes hand in hand with bringing bad. Your memoir really portrays how some people are a completely different person over the internet, and if they to about doing bad like so, then they aren't fit to be called your friend.

Ameda Tarr

Submitted by sTarr95 on Fri, 2014-03-07 11:36.

This is an interesting story you have decided to share. Facebook can bring a lot of problems to a person when it gets used for the wrong reasons. I would like to know more about what you learned from the Facebook experience.

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

Submitted by elIza.peralta on Fri, 2014-03-07 11:39.

Over the years I learned who my true friends were and eventually I could only count the number of friends that I fully trusted with one hand. Don't let people take advantage of you; just remember, if someone ever tries to bring you down, it only means that you are above them. I'd advise you not to fight, let alone acknowledge their threats because you're better than that. You'll learn that the best revenge is to be happy and pretend that these girls don't phase you.

Things will workout

Submitted by Cassadey on Fri, 2014-03-07 11:39.

Social media tends to bring a lot of unnecessary drama into people's lives. I babysit a middle schooler who has had a lot drama with her friends on Instagram and Facebook too. The advice I told her was just to get the negative energy and people out of her life because it isn't worth all the stress that it brings you! Fighting won't solve anything, just be the bigger person and find some true friends who will really have your back. Things will work out in the end!

Is technology part of the problem?

Submitted by absmcgill on Fri, 2014-03-07 11:45.

Cyber-bullying is such prevalent problem in our society today, I think because of the accessibility of technology; it is so easy to just post something mean and hurtful on someone's wall or subtweet someone. It is a real problem. It allows everyone to gang up on someone and feed into the bullying. I am sorry that this has happened to you, but you're not alone. I've been there before, and it's not fun. It's a growing problem for a large majority of our age demographic. Below is the link to an article on what certain corporations, like Facebook, are doing to prevent and stop cyber-bullying to take place on their website.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/11/07/243710885/facebook... | The Crocodoc version of this article tat we can annotate together is here: http://personal.crocodoc.com/mGEt1jM

Some People Never Change

Submitted by rhenkels7 on Fri, 2014-03-07 12:52.

I'm sorry that you had o go through this - I know it wasn't easy to bring Marina back into your life because she had hurt you before. I'm sorry that she took your frind Gloria, too. Some people never change, but you for sure will. You'll be stronger from this and more savvy with your trust. Still don't be afraid to put yourself out there, you deserve better than both these girls, and your ex too! Find people that will value you as a friend and look out for your feelings. Good luck!

Facebook

Submitted by EthanDriffill on Fri, 2014-03-07 12:59.

Social media today is a wonderful advancement in technology, but along with this comes cyber bullying. I'm sure everything will be fine, but fighting is never the answer. We have all had friends that weren't so "true" but violence would only make it worse.

Non face to face

Submitted by Emily05 on Fri, 2014-03-07 13:02.

Non face to face conversations and arguments can really do more bad than good. I suggest talking to these people in person and maybe hear both sides of the story. Social media can be a good thing but it can also make things worse than they ever needed to be. Good luck!

Fake

Submitted by Allegra on Fri, 2014-03-07 13:02.

I had some friend trouble like that too in my past, and it's very tough/annoying. Social media can be a gateway to bullying and it, for lack of a better word, sucks. One of my friends and I got in a fight over another friend because she said I let people walk all over me and take advantage. I had never thought I did that until she brought it up. At least you learned that lesson early on, and I hope all work out for you and your friends! But really nobody is worth the violence.

Social media

Submitted by Kendrick Shawn on Fri, 2014-03-07 13:06.

I think that the problems social media create can be very hurtful. It is such a new technology that we sometimes don't know what to do with or how we should go about doing something. I think we will learn the do's and do nots but until then we really have to be careful so that we don't hurt others.

Facebook and social media is

Submitted by Jackie Morgan1 on Fri, 2014-03-07 13:10.

Facebook and social media is clearly becoming a larger part of today's society and especially affects friendships and relationships. Your story is a great example of this and shows how relationships change due to social media sites. I personally think that human to human interaction is very important and many social media outlets are changing the way we interact, in a bad way.

Social Media is extremely

Submitted by davideckstein on Fri, 2014-03-07 13:11.

Social Media is extremely prevalent in today's society. Even though they can be a good source of communication and entertainment, it also causes many problems. Because people aren't talking face to face, it is easier to become a cyber bully. Good luck!

good relating topics

Submitted by dmvoytovich on Fri, 2014-03-07 13:12.

I like the way you related the topic of not letting others take advantage of you to a specific time in your life, with a specific example. Not a lot of people can do this when they write, so reading this type of writing is really interesting and cool. Keep up the good work, and I hope you don't have any more trouble with your friends.

You told this story really

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Submitted by isabel.bartholomew on Fri, 2014-03-07 14:50.

You told this story really well! It was a pleasure to read even though the things happening must've been hard for you. I admire your narrative skills.

brave

Submitted by e_peife on Fri, 2014-03-07 14:54.

It was very brave of you to share your story, thank you. I agree that facebook can dehumanize situations. It is easier to be bullied online than it is to be bullied in person. I find that I can over analyze situations on facebook than in real life. Stay Strong.

Fake Friends

Submitted by Lklewis on Fri, 2014-03-07 14:56.

You make quite a good story teller,and I know fake friends can be quite a bummer. However one just needs to rise above and not take everything we see on social media too seriously. It can be hard dealing with people who say they're your friends and you've had such a great connection with. One just has to use their judgement skills and hope that others have good intentions.

This is a good thing to share

Submitted by RobbyHanlon on Fri, 2014-03-07 14:57.

This is a good thing to share with us. I think a lot of people may have experienced something similar to you on Facebook as well. Facebook can be very dangerous because people can sit behind their computer and say what they want without feeling as bad. It seems those friends aren't really good ones and I hope you soon find better ones.

While sites like Facebook can

Submitted by ANN3H0LT on Fri, 2014-03-07 14:59.

While sites like Facebook can be helpful in connecting with people, they can also be hurtful. People find it easier to type mean things rather than say them aloud, which is why cyberbullying is such a big issue right now, since there are so many social media sites where people can bully others. I am sorry that your friendships have turned sour, but it was a good lesson that you learned, and wariness around social media sites will become even more important as our society becomes more and more reliant on technology.

Social Media

Submitted by MarkyB on Fri, 2014-03-07 15:00.

It's interesting how social media can affect relationships for our generation. I personally have both a Facebook and an Instagram and while I think they are useful tools, they can also be used incorrectly. Cyber-bullying takes place through social media and can be very hurtful to victims of it. I think it's good that you've created this post to raise awareness for these relationship issues so all people in our society can understand the benefits and disadvantages of these sites.

Your Peers

Submitted by ntpotts on Fri, 2014-03-07 15:05.

At this age our peers can be down right brutal, which is exemplified by your story. Unfortunately social media sites such as Facebook allow us to be even meaner, as we can do it anonymously and without any physical abuse necessary, but plenty of emotional abuse can occur. I think we all must learn not to let other people get to us, no matter what they do. Thank you for sharing your story and I hope everyone who reads it can learn from it.

Thank you for sharing this

Submitted by MOstrom on Fri, 2014-03-07 15:05.

Thank you for sharing this story with us. Like previously mentioned, it is really interesting to see the effect that social media has on relationships. Especially Facebook, because people of all ages use Facebook, not just teenagers. It is sad that relationships today can be determined by the use of Facebook and other social sites.

A valuable lesson

Submitted by Peepers29 on Fri, 2014-03-07 15:05.

I was very interested to read your story and think you did learn a truly valuable lesson. Social media can be risky and you never know what can happen with it so you should always be careful. It's important to remember that anyone can see the stuff you're posting and it can even effect your future. You will also come to find as you get older people don't change much, and it doesn't take much for a situation to go from bad to worse. When you're upset with someone it's important to remember to keep yourself calm and approach things logically.

A valuable lesson

Submitted by Peepers29 on Fri, 2014-03-07 15:05.

I was very interested to read your story and think you did learn a truly valuable lesson. Social media can be risky and you never know what can happen with it so you should always be careful. It's important to remember that anyone can see the stuff you're posting and it can even effect your future. You will also come to find as you get older people don't change much, and it doesn't take much for a situation to go from bad to worse. When you're upset with someone it's important to remember to keep yourself calm and approach things logically.

This story offers an

Submitted by CharlieFuertsch on Fri, 2014-03-07 15:11.

This story offers an interesting insight into the potential negative side effects of social media. It might be interesting ti look into other people's stories about their experience with facebook.

Stay Strong

Submitted by sjensen on Sat, 2014-03-08 10:04.

This sounds very frustrating. It is sad that things like this happen every day though. I am amazed at how honestly you told this story.
It seemed like you did the right thing in finding a new friend and moving on. The most important thing when someone is telling lies is to ignore them and keep your real friends close. It is very difficult when someone you used to trust so much goes behind your back and takes your friends. Your story is very powerful, and again thank you for sharing it.

Great Story

Submitted by StephanyCortez on Mon, 2014-03-10 03:04.

I respect that you chose this out of your heat. I only wish you would emphasize on what was your overall conclusion. Yes Fake Friends are bad, and don't anyone ever take advantage of you, but what is the line of depth you want people to grasp? And yeah social media tends to be one of the biggest sources and portholes of gossip and misinterpretations that often lead to personal chaos. You could also look into that and see where it takes you. Overall Great Job!

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Submitted by amartinez on Tue, 2014-03-18 12:43.

Dear Alexis

I am impressed with your post Fake friends because I use to have the same problem in 5th grade and it did not feel good either.

One sentence you wrote that stand out to me is ‘’My lesson was to not let people get advantage of me”I think this is happy because I wouldn't let anyone take advantage of me either.

Another sentence that stood out to me is’’all of this started on facebook’’This stood out to me because if it was in summer why in facebook.

Your post reminds me of something that happen to me. One time I was in fifth grade I meet this girl named rosa me and her and became real close until she started to talk stuff about me and we never spoke again.

Thanks for your writing.I look forward to seeing what you write next because, it was really interesting.

Fake

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Submitted by ltaluy on Tue, 2014-03-18 12:49.

I am impressed with your writing your writing it show that don't let people take over you because one day you could mess them and they not going to like it and this is really good i never read a article that good know lie this is really good know lie.

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is when you i think this sentence don’t let people get advantage of you this is a really good point because when you let people have too much time with you they and let them tell you what to do and you listen to them and they get combo with you they think they could take care of you like noone.

Another sentence that stands out for me is when he wrote a status asking who wants to hang out with me ? Why did he text you that separated but not posting it because he know that both of yeah would say me I think he did that on purpose he wanted ationstion .

I have a fake friend to but she in my old school she was my friend and all that time I thought she was my friend but she was not my friend I wanted to mess her up so bad but I got clam down

THANK YOU for writing . I look forward to seeing you writing next time tell me in person and I would be so glad to read it again the next time you wrote I be looking forward to read.

On my block

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Submitted by djoseph on Tue, 2014-06-24 08:48.

Dear alexis:
I am egear by,your post, " fake friend ," because some people want to be fake friend on my block.

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is We stop being best friends because she did me slime. She did me slime because she started talking about me, making up things, and I didn’t like that so I inboxed her on Facebook and told her to stop talking about me and that we no longer friends.This boy had move to my building and he brong a boy and i was like who is that and he was like who you talking to and i said you nd that why we not friend because i would of clap that boy.

Another sentence that surprised about" I decided to give Mariana another chance. We started talking. But there was this time Gloria and I were about to hang out, but she would rather hang out with Mariana. I thought it was very fake of her." This stood out for me because that is what i did i gave him another chances.

Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time another boy hit me then i hit him then my friend dad said that if i hit him back am going home.

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because i have problems like this to.

Fake people

Submitted by sophie on Wed, 2014-03-19 09:59.

Dear Sanchez
Your story say all that's how fake people is and your story is like what happened to me . I'm not lying people should quite being fake . We'll I had this friend I meet in 6 grade we became close and there was this other girl name Maria she was my best friend . She was always there and I will always there for we even made a promise to be beasties for ever . So one she started hanging out with that other girl and Both were my friend few days they both would look at me and laugh and I would just feel sad wonding what did I ever did to them, few weeks I herd rumors around that school I was really angry I walk up to both them and almost fight but then I dint because I know my self better then them so I stopped hanging around with them that whole year . When we was in 8 grade Maria wanted to come back in my life I was like hell no move on somewhere I'm done with you fake self and everything about you ... Sees then she is a whatever I still go to same school as her now we are in high school I still don't talk to her . My lesson is don't ever just trust people or make promiss if they going to keep it . :)

Fake people

Submitted by sophie on Wed, 2014-03-19 09:55.

Dear Sanchez
You story say all that's how fake people is and you story is like what happen to me . I'm not lying people should quite being fake . We'll I had this friend I meet in 6 grade we became close and there was this other girl name Maria she was my best friend . She was always there and I will always there for we even made a promise to be beasties for ever . So one she started hanging out with that other girl and Both were my friend few days they both would look at me and laugh and I would just feel sad wonding what did I ever did to them, few weeks I herd Romers around that school I was really angry I walk up to both them and almost fight but then I dint because I know my self better then them so I stopped hanging around with them that whole year . When we was in 8 grade Maria wanted to come back in my life I was like hell no move on somewhere I'm done with you fake ass and everything about you ... Sees then she is a whatever I still go to same school as her now we are in high school I still don't talk to her . My lesson is don't ever just trust people or make promiss if they going to keep it . :)

I'm sorry this happend to

Submitted by sada on Wed, 2014-03-19 10:12.

I'm sorry this happend to you. Fake friend won't never change I know how it's feel it's not easy to get over with it. That happed to me this year. I have a best friend her name is Maria and this happed because she turned fake on me. She took my boyfriend away from me. That time when she took my boyfriend away from I wanna kill her really bad but then next day when we came back to school I give her another chance because she used to be my best friend but however she never change. One day her and I we're became friends again. This boy name Danny like me and she know everything about Danny and me but she stared hanging out with Danny so I got mad I ignore her and after school she stared kissing Danny front of me. Next morning when I came to school this girl name Elsa told me that Maria were talking about me so I went up to her face and ask her about what she have done. We almost fight but she act so scared and go tell a teacher about what happend. And after all that she ask for another chance and I'm like no girl I already give you a chance. The End..... I hope you feel better and get over them already. Fake people are difficult and I know this to be truth from my lesson.

I'm sorry this happend to

Submitted by sada on Wed, 2014-03-19 10:12.

I'm sorry this happend to you. Fake friend won't never change I know how it's feel it's not easy to get over with it. That happed to me this year. I have a best friend her name is Maria and this happed because she turned fake on me. She took my boyfriend away from me. That time when she took my boyfriend away from I wanna kill her really bad but then next day when we came back to school I give her another chance because she used to be my best friend but however she never change. One day her and I we're became friends again. This boy name Danny like me and she know everything about Danny and me but she stared hanging out with Danny so I got mad I ignore her and after school she stared kissing Danny front of me. Next morning when I came to school this girl name Elsa told me that Maria were talking about me so I went up to her face and ask her about what she have done. We almost fight but she act so scared and go tell a teacher about what happend. And after all that she ask for another chance and I'm like no girl I already give you a chance. The End..... I hope you feel better and get over them already. Fake people are difficult and I know this to be truth from my lesson.

Dear Alexis:I can't help but

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Submitted by jose.green18 on Thu, 2014-03-20 08:45.

Dear Alexis:

I can't help but to find your post, "Fake Friends," awful. Not awful in a bad way, but in a way that it makes me wonder. I think that it may not have been a good choice to form a friendship with someone that is based on hate of another person. After one of you know longer hates that person, what other reason is there to be friends? The entire situation seems to be quite sophomoric.

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: "She liked a status to get married on Facebook. They got married.>" I understand that marrying someone on Facebook symbolizes something much more than it should. Being a youth in today's society I feel like my responsibility to myself, and my generation is to represent it in the best way. I want to be successful (whatever that may be.) I have come a long way from the pugnacious mentality I used to have. Fighting won't fix anything permanently. I think you should focus on your education, and everything else second.

Another sentence that stood out to me was: "But all of this started on Facebook. My lesson was to not let people get advantage of me." This stood out for me because I am glad you learned to amend the value you place on friendship. However I do not think you took anything else from the situation.

Your post reminds me of when I was a preschooler. When I was really young cousins were the only real friends. I grew up with my cousins, and went everywhere with them; most of them even went to my school up until elementary school. Janelle, Justin, and (Joseph) I were best friends.

Then came more cousins Mariella, and Brandon who was Justin's Brother. When Janelle and I would get into an argument we would fight over Mariella; everyone was to pick a side, and estrange oneself from the opposing side. It was officially war of the rugrats. We would sometimes fight physically over the littlest things like (a facebook status?) playing with someone else's toy when I was not supposed to be speaking to that someone. It was war then, but we laugh at it now.

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next. Your post was very nostalgic, and it made think a lot about myself. It always made me realize how immature I can sometimes be. Good luck with your next post!

I am interested in your post

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Submitted by mortiz on Fri, 2014-03-21 11:57.

I am interested in your post because I know a lot of fake friends. “I met a person named Gloria. She and I became very close and it was an instant friendship.”

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Mariana added, Louis, my boyfriend on Facebook, who by then was my ex-boyfriend. She liked a status to get married on Facebook.”

Another sentence that I liked was “We stop being best friends because she did me slime. She did me slime because she started talking about me, making up things, and I didn’t like that so I inboxed her on Facebook and told her to stop talking about me and that we no longer friends.”

Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I had a friend that had beef with two guys and the next day all three of them jumped me after school.

Thank for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because u had fake friends and so did I.

Recently in english class

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Submitted by jperez on Tue, 2014-05-27 12:17.

Recently in english class we’ve been studying Jordan Davis. At first I thought that Jordan was the one who murdered someone. When I heard that a 19 year old kid was murdered I was wondering who was the person that murdered Jordan. After doing this study, what i think about this issue is that Micheal Dunn should be in jail for 60 or like 70 years at least, well he did take another guys life away. For example I heard that they don’t know about how to settle it either do time outside of jail or inside of jail full time.

One thing that I know for sure about Micheal Dunn is how he isn’t gonna get off with 1st degree murder. Now I’ve studied my share of Religion and that they shouldn’t believe Mr.Dunn should be off trial for what he has done because he said he was attacked but he didn’t have to take out the gun and shoot him 9 times. Personally, it’s funny to me how he had to take out the gun instead of at least trying to solve it with him or something he didn’t need the gun.

I am sad to hear that you think it was his mother’s fault your Essay “Too Young To Die, But Was It his Mother’s Fault?’’ because if you think of it his mother wasn’t there when all this happened. Also he was out with some of his friends. Another good reason is how he didn’t really have any problems with Mr. Dunn until Michael Dunn wanted him to turn the volume down and he refused.

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Her father was in the U.S Army dental corps and the NAACP.” I think this is weird because i don’t really get what made you bring up the mother’s dad. If were talking about something way different. Like how a young man’s life was taken away from his family.

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Submitted by grodriguez on Thu, 2014-03-27 08:46.

I am entertained with your post because you included facts and information to your post. I also like your grammar and spelling it is perfect and you support how they are fake and stuff. You really are a good writer you should thank who ever helped you with this and if you did it by yourself even better.

One sentence that stands out for me is “ I hit up Mariana you mad fake. It stands out for me because I have done the same thing. I did that because he stopped talking to me and started hanging out with my friend mecca. He wouldn't want to go to the gym with me and we even planned it out but he went with mecca thats how he is fake.

Another sentence I seen was “Because you wont have my sloppy seconds. This stood out for me because Mecca said because I dont share with him. I dont know what he talking about he has money with him all the time like who he think he is. Then we stopped talking to each other.

Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I found a new friend named Marcos he was cool and we hung out everyday and played games together all day. He was my closest friend then some other kid came and he started hanging out with him. Then I talked to him then he said i'm to boring. Ever since then we never talked or looked at each other.

Thanks for you writing. I look forward to your writing to what you write next because this was interesting. I hope you write something better than this so I can comment on it.

Friendship

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Submitted by 16sharpem on Thu, 2014-03-27 11:38.

I agree that fake friends are something that should be watched out for. However, if you try to never let anyone hurt you, you will inevitably end up shutting everyone out. It takes a certain amount of vulnerability and trust in order to maintain healthy relationships. Fake friends and the like are just something that has to be accepted as an occasional occurrence. If you try to go around looking for signs that someone is a fake friend you will alienate yourself. Also, if you realize someone is a fake friend or has some traits which you do not like, it is important that you distance yourself from that person.

I am ecstatic by your post

Submitted by vfarmer on Fri, 2014-03-28 08:34.

I am ecstatic by your post about ‘’Fake Friends’’ because it talks about how friends can turn on you in a heart beat. In this Matter the way your Friend Mariana ‘’did you slime’’, because she started talking about you etc., etc shows how that happens in many cases, i just found this intriguing because something like this happened to me, in many reasons for that of my situation of course.

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: I hit up Mariana saying, “You mad fake. This stood out for me because I disagree with this because i feel you could have taken a different approach towards this matter you could have hit her up and explain why you felt this way about her and also instead of saying’’ i told her i wanted the hands. Also explain why you think that what she did was wrong to her. Sometimes people make mistakes but just a little insider on that don't get in trouble for that though.

Another sentence that i read was : My lesson was to not let people get advantage of me. I feel so grasped by this message because i use to always fail to realize not to let people take advantage of me and that is why i was so stubborn when people told me that i did not listen i still continued, but i soon realized a couple of years ago to not let that happen anymore.

Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. 2 years back i met a friend named Gary in my school, i met him because he made a joke that i thought was funny and i started laughing we became like bro’s ever since. But one day we was in class in that year and he said my breath stink. I thought he was joking but he kept on with it for like a week and then i finally told him to shut up and to stop trying violate me in front of people and we left it at that . The next day i posted a status on Facebook and he said to brush my teeth then we started arguing on Facebook and he started talking about my mom so i started talking about his mom after that he said he was going to punch me in my face but i said i'm not fighting him over something so stupid like this. The next day he said to me he was going to catch me laccin and i told him again why i'm not fighting him then he said i don't care, ii and started to press me. I went to the dean and said that if he say one more thing i'm going to beat him up real good after that we left it at that we didn't really talk anymore after that. That's how i can relate to this situation.

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next i feel you have many things that us all can relate to that is exactly why i want you to write more so that we can feel what your feeling.

wow!

Submitted by r.nayelyn on Thu, 2014-04-03 10:11.

Dear Alexis :
I am very touched by your post, "Fake Friends," because I know it must be hard to express your feeling especially writing about those who once were your friends. I believe your post made a lot of sense and I actually agree with your actions.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: "I hit up Mariana saying, "You mad fake.” I think this is interesting because it's crazy that I actually said the same thing to my friend. I think that maybe you could have took the situation differently but I also agree with you in a way.
Another sentence that I liked was: " I told her when I see her, we going to fight." This stood out for me because it's crazy how that one person you once trusted turned out to be one who was your worst enemy.
Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was with my friends and we were good. We Both disliked the same person and both had things in common. Then, she started to say she wanted to fight me and I was like that's pretty fake. I swear that if it was not for my school I think I would have fought her.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because of the connections that I can make with your writing. I also hope that you forget about those who did these think to you.

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Submitted by roneshasingleton37 on Fri, 2014-04-25 12:09.

Dear Alexis:

I am intrigued with your post, "Fake Friends," because I can relate to your post. I think fake friends teach people a valuable lesson. I also think Facebook is not that productive because it can cause a lot of conflicts.

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: "We stop being bestfriends because she did me slime." I think this is interesting because this is the main reason why all relationships usually end. I believe this is the main reason relationships end because a friend will always betray another friend even if they know it or not. One friend may take something very offensive, while the other friend did not think it would be that serious.

Another sentence that I found interesting was: " My lesson was to not let people get advantage of me." I agree with you because when people think they can take advantage of you, they start to play you like a fool and think your stupid.

Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time one of my close friend started to talk about me behind my back. I knew she was talking about me because my other told me. The girl would talk about me behind my back, and then smile in my face. I told her to not talk to me any more because she was being fake. She was trying to talk to me and be my friend after the situation, but I was not having it. I do not approve of people being fake to me one day and trying to be my friend the next day. I only give people one chance.

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I can relate to your situations.

True Facts

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Submitted by DPreston on Tue, 2014-04-29 12:25.

Dear A.Sanchez,

I am intrigued by your post “Fake Friends” because these thing are true, some people are like that they talk behind your back and do things to make you angry. For example trying to steal your best friend or other things important to you .One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “We stop being best friends because she did me slime.” I think this is disrespectful because she said that her friend did her slime. That means that you did some one dirty or disrespected someone.
Another sentence that I liked was “I decided to give Mariana another chance.” This stood out for me because it is good to give people another chance. Even though that she did you wrong or slime that’s why I think it was very nice of her.

I do agree with you that some friends do act slick or slime on the low. One reason I say this is because I saw it happen before. Another reason I agree with you is because this is a true fact about some people in the world.

Thanks for you're writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this is one of the true things that is happening. One way that will bring me back to read more is something that is true or any interesting topic that is good.

Reminds me of what happened with my sister

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Submitted by IFofana on Tue, 2014-04-29 13:59.

Your story is a little interesting because when you was talking about how your friends are fake thats true.When my little sister had a best friend name Ashley they alway hang out with each other.One time my little sister came up to me say “I’m gonna hurt Ashley so bad”.Then I said what happened I tote you and Ashley was best friend my little sister told me that “Ashley had beef with my friend Emily now she tried to make me fight emily for no reason”I told my sister I had a feeling you and Ashley wasn't gonna get along.

Dear,asanchez I am

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Submitted by JHernandez on Tue, 2014-05-06 11:35.

Dear,asanchez

I am emotion about your poem "Fake Friends" because I know how it feel when you have a friend that hang out with the person you hate. Well I know what you be though with that because I had a friend that did that to me, When I felt like that I just want to punch him. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is "Then Gloria told me that Mariana and Gloria started talking as friends. I decided to give Mariana another chance. We started talking. But there was this time Gloria and I were about to hang out, but she would rather hang out with Mariana. I thought it was very fake of her." I think this is stupid because If you know that your friends might do it again why give her another chance. Well if it was me I would be like that you a FAKE FRIENDS that we can be friends again because i don't want to have a friends that will make me start problem with the person i had problem with.

Another sentence that I Hate was “Mariana added, Louis, my boyfriend on Facebook, who by then was my ex-boyfriend. She liked a status to get married on Facebook. They got married.” This stood out for me because she just want you to get mad want problem with your so that was like say that i want to fight you.

I don't agree with that because i don't want a friend that will alway talk behind my back. One reason i say this is that i been through this and i know how it feels. another reason i agree with you that because if your friend goes up to the person you have a problem and tell her that she was talking about you that means that she just want to yea fight.

Thank for you writing. I look forward to see what you write next, because I like how u be writing about truth story and how it hard for people to have friend like my cousin say “YOUR BEST FRIENDS ARE YOUR FAMILY FOR EVER THAT THE ONE PEOPLE THAT CARE MORE ABOUT YOU AND ARE ALWAY THERE FOR YOU.”

Dear Asanchez: I am not

Submitted by cnieves on Tue, 2014-05-06 12:09.

Dear Asanchez:

I am not surprised by your post, “Fake Friends,” because now a days most girls do that to others because it is either they're jealous or they just want to try to be better than you or they just trying to make you look bad. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “She liked a status to get married on Facebook.”

Another sentence that stood out for me was; “Louis wrote a status asking, ‘ who wants to hang out?’ So Mariana liked it.” this stood out for me because people shouldn't do that to someone they're friends with.”

I strongly agree with you that friends should not do that to someone they are close to. One reason I say this is because no one would know how much you really like a kid. However I disagree with you for letting your friend convince you to be friends with someone you weren't talking to from the start.

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because what happen to you is familiar to what happen to me when I was 12 years old. I really look forward on what else happens to see if I have been thru the same thing.

Dear Asanchez: I am impressed

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Submitted by josephgonzalez on Fri, 2014-05-09 12:22.

Dear Asanchez:

I am impressed by your post "Fake Friends" because the first thing you shouldn't do is let someone your not friends with add your boyfriend knowing you weren't friends with her from the beginning.

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: "My lesson was to not let people get advantage of me." I think this is something intelligent because it’s the truth that's what I think.

Another sentence that I like was: "the But all of this started on Facebook." This stood out for me because this dont happens all the time if you weren't pay attention to it meiby that weren't happened.

I don't really agree with you that was because of facebook One reason I say this is for believing in a friend that you didn’t now perfectly.
Another reason I agree with you is because she add your boyfriend on Facebook thats really disappointed.

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because people learn to not do that same error that you did. It’s really nice I'll wait for another one.

I really enjoyed your memoir.

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Submitted by AG08 on Wed, 2014-05-21 09:50.

I really enjoyed your memoir. I found it interesting that in this day it is not unlikely for such intimate things to go on over the internet like something like, Facebook. I enjoyed reading your post because it was concise, but still able to convey an important message. I can relate to the feelings of "fake" friends. But through your story, I think you did a good job of clearly stating your side and how it affected you. Nice work.

I agree that some people who

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Submitted by 18cheng on Wed, 2014-05-28 10:35.

I agree that some people who pretend to be your friends really don't care or are just trying to hurt you. Even when given a second chance, there are some people that simply can't be trusted. In my opinion social networks like Facebook give people the courage to say and do things they wouldn't do when with someone face to face. With most communication done between certain people on Facebook, not seeing the person makes it easier for them to lie and it makes it harder to know who you feel you can trust and who you feel you shouldn't.
In the book The Back Door of Midnight, the main character trusted all the wrong people by trusting most of all the murderer of her parents and uncle.

DEAr A SANCHEZ: I like your

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Submitted by YSanchez on Wed, 2014-06-11 12:25.

DEAr A SANCHEZ:

I like your post, “FAKE Friends,” because all of the things that you are saying are very good.sometimes you think that people are your friend and they are not your friend and people act like that sometime.One sentence that stands out for me is: “I told her that I wanted to the hands and mariana gave up so she didn't want to fight anymore.” I think that this is real because we need more of that . we need people to not be so fake and weird.
I think that mariana was obnoxious. “mariana added louis , my boyfriend on facebook who by then was my ex- boyfriend. she liked a status to get married on facebook they got married.” this stood out for me because it wasn't real and fake because you guys were so called friends.

I agree with you on what you did. one reason I say this is because you did good things because she is not a good friend. another reason I agree is because she was a bad person for you. it was good that your not her friend after all she did to you.

Thanks for you writing . I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this story to me was very real and the truth and honesty. what will bring me back to see more about you is stuff that happens to you or anything else .

fake friends

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Submitted by lhiciano on Thu, 2014-09-18 14:58.

dear alexis
i am impressed by your short memoir ‘’fake friends’’because you are stating something that could be a lesson to anyone.

one sentence you wrote that stands out for me is Mariana added, Louis, my boyfriend on Facebook, who by then was my ex-boyfriend. She liked a status to get married on Facebook. They got married’’.I next time instead of putting my boyfriend just say straight up my ex boyfriend.

another sentence that i think about a lot is I hit up Mariana saying, "You mad fake.",next time you should give in more details
You're short memoir reminds me of the time i was in elementary school and a girl named ashly used to talk to me for a while and then she met someone new and her name was shakira she ignored me.But when i saw in the park one day in spring she called me and said ‘’hey layza u wanna play’’i thought it was very fake for her to not talk to me in school and talk about me in school, to then then act mad fake and smile in my face.

Thanks for you're writing. i look forward to seeing what you write next because you write with a lot of emotion.