Appearing on "Howie Do It" is an amazing experience. And one of the best parts of being on
the show is getting to become friends with so many of you on Facebook. Thank you for your support.
But with all of my new online friendships, I've discovered
it's important to have a common understanding of what we can expect from each
other. There's been a little
confusion with some of my past Facebook "friends," which have created some
very, very, very awkward moments. So,
I hope this clears up a few things. Thanks.
When we become online friends...
EXPECT: Me to offer you well wishes when you
write that you're going on vacation.
DON'T EXPECT: Me to offer you a ride to the
airport or to water your plants, take in your mail, pick up your newspaper,
feed your cat, baby-sit your kids or put out your trash.
EXPECT: That I will be very excited for you if
DON'T EXPECT: That I will offer to pack your boxes,
move your furniture or drive your stuff cross country to your new home.
EXPECT: That I will be very happy for you if
you've just purchased new furniture.
DON'T EXPECT: That I will help assemble it...
especially if it's from Ikea or involves an Allen wrench.
EXPECT: That you can always borrow my ear.
DON'T EXPECT: That you can ever borrow my clothes, my
money or my car.
EXPECT: That I will always consider you a
DON'T EXPECT: Much more.
So, after reading this list of expectations, I'm basicallylike 90 percent of your real friends! Right? This is going to be great. You can find me on Facebook and on my website at www.viccohen.com. I look forward to hearing from you, "friend!" Vic