Gabi: ”something banter-y” stated.
Jonathan: Pithy comeback making fun of the previous comment.
Gabi: Embarrassed grin and shoulder shrug, followed by self-deprecating humor masking real chagrin.
Jonathan: Vague pop culture reference accompanied with link to animated .gif
Gabi: Laughter out loud, followed by desire to share that sensation, followed by the physical typing of alphabet letters which somehow convey that state of being to Facebook companion.
Jonathan: Searching google for a new and appropriate emoticon. Settling on a standard wink.
Gabi: Sigh of relief at somehow emerging from attempt at witty repartee unscathed by enduring emotional breakdown.
Gabi: Followed by immediate sense of self-doubt…
Gabi: And questioning of entire former conversation… To delete or not delete from wall?!?!?!
Jonathan: Unjustified need to have the last word in a thread that isn’t even an argument.
Gabi: Passive aggressive recognition of above stated condition – accepting of gauntlet thrown.
Jonathan: Sudden and unreasonable shift in conversational tone.
Gabi: Recollection of former grievance against own person by said Facebook companion – conclusion that said Facebook companion is no longer worthy of actual friendship. Logical conclusion: de-friend-ation. Satisfaction that said former Facebook companion is now feeling proper guilt and shame. Eagerly awaiting renewed friendship request.
Jonathan: APOLOGY WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS THAT SOUNDS INSINCERE. RECIPIENT WILL NEVER SEE THE APOLOGY IF THEY ACTED OUT ON THE DEFRIENDING THREAT.
Gabi: After awkward IFLencounter, decision to re-friend so to appear benevolent and self-sacrificial.
Gabi: On a whim, mention former conversation that led to this entire awkward situation, hoping to laugh it off and at same time hopefully have other person assume blame and ease own sense of fault
Jonathan: Passively aggressively assumes blame in the hopes that the other party will share it. Left unsatisfied and resentful for being at fault.
Gabi: Happiness at having restored friendship and own sense of self-worth – cosmos once again in balance.