By drapeau on Apr 14, 2008
I got an email message from Facebook; here is the Subject line of that message:
<name withheld to protect the innocent> said that you two are married...
That's quite a claim. I just had to read on; here is what the message said:
<name-of-person-requesting-Facebook-marriage> said on Facebook that you two are married. We need you to confirm that you are, in fact, married to <name-of-future-wife>.
To confirm this relationship request, follow the link below:
When I logged into Facebook, it notified me that You have a relationship request from <said-person>. Clicking on the link brought me to The Big Facebook Moment:
You have a request from <still-not-going-to-tell-you-her-name> (Silicon Valley, CA) to add her as your spouse... Would you like to confirm your relationship with <she-is-mine-go-get-your-own-Facebook-wife>?
then the two buttons Confirm and Ignore.
Geez, this is more involved than our wedding vows.
What happens when I press Confirm? It's anticlimactic, really: Facebook congratulates us by saying You are now in a relationship with <name-of-Facebook-and-real-life-wife>.
What? That's it? I don't even get, like, a coupon good for 20% off dinner at a nice, quiet restaurant in (Silicon Valley, CA)? Apparently, being married is supposed to be satisfying enough.
Turns out it is.