... and I don't feel bad about it.
To be honest, I accidentally requested the "friendship" -- the person is a friend's mother.
A while back she (the mom) posted something ignorant -- about a small issue. She was incensed that people under 25 needed to take a boating class.
As someone who grew up on a lake and knew about LOTS of stupid stuff people have done on boats, I said I thought it was a good idea.
She came back with some ignorance -- and one of her friends/relatives chimed in. I said that boats can be much more dangerous than cars -- especially since you can drown.
I got notice that ignorant friend said something like "well, if you grew up by water like my kids, you'd know it isn't necessary."
When I went to reply, it turns out that I'm no longer "friends" with the person... hmmm. So, for the record: I grew up on a lake. My dad taught me to "drive" a boat when I was 6. I've known people who were almost killed by other people in boats. A friend from high school lost her husband of 2 months (60 days!!) when he drowned in the lake I lived on. I think it's necessary..and, ignorant friend, if your 21 year-old gets hurt in a drunken boating accident, you'll think so too...
also -- in case you were wondering, Facebook does not send a notice that you've been unfriended... I always wondered that.