HAVE you unwisely trawled Facebook for old schoolmates and exes and been horrified by what you saw? Here are the people best left in the past:
The person whose life you may have ruined
For a laugh, you look up a nerdy former classmate. Nowadays they have endless life problems and appear to be living in a rotting caravan in Wales. Did you help cause their decline by only referring to them as ‘Stevie Smeg’ throughout school? Probably best not to know.
The sickeningly successful person
When you last looked them up years ago they were doing some crap office job, which made you feel good about your own mediocrity. Now they’ve gone and done something like writing a novel which is being turned into a film with Cate f**king Blanchett and having ‘meetings in LA’, the inconsiderate bastard.
Your fascist best friend
You were good mates with Carl back in 1988, so why not see what he’s up to now? Oh. Why is he saying ‘England’s full’ and mentioning ‘direct action’? And what’s that lightning logo that looks strangely similar to a swastika? Maybe don’t go for a beer after all.
Your ex who has moved on spectacularly
Is that actually him or her? They look so slim, as does their partner in the pictures of them in front of what appears to be a mansion. Is that a Porsche? As you scroll down you realise they’re floating their company on the stock market this week, and the only thing holding them back in life was you.
The person you may never get rid of
Particularly when tipsy, it’s easy to get drawn into chats with people you know you should steer f**king clear of. At best your weird friend Sally may want to come and live with you while she gets some ‘headspace’. At worst your old classmate Jonno may wish to do the same, but after a worrying 14 years in prison.