Passive aggressive people are the biggest cause of frustration in my life. This whole culture of Facebook and instant messaging and text messaging just breeds passive aggression, to the point where I'm frankly embarrassed to be part of the first generation of people who really grew up with these things readily available. When there's Facebook and text messages, nobody has to actually talk to anyone face-to-face anymore. If someone wants nothing to do with you, but doesn't have the sack to actually tell you off and stop being your friend, this is perfect for them. They can just speak cryptically or flat out make things up and never have to make definitive yes or no answers because they never have to actually look someone in the eyes. It's always "I may have to do this so I don't know" or "I don't know if I'll be home" and then they just never respond to you. I don't know, I don't know, I don't know. It's always I don't know. I can think of one person in particular who I was friends with for years. I always thought he was a great guy and a pretty normal, straight-forward guy. Didn't get involved in any of the drama or any other bullshit in our high school years. He never had a Myspace; people always told him he needed to get one and his response was always "nah I don't want to bother with that stuff". Then one day he got a Facebook account and added me. Ever since that happened, it's like he was infected with the disease. We were hanging out pretty regularly before this and used to watch hockey games together all the time. But once he got the Facebook disease, the I-don't-knows and the maybes started to creep in. Eventually it got to the point where I didn't even want to hang out with him anymore, but kept sending him text messages just to see what his response would be. Now I've deleted him from Facebook and all that crap, but it feels so depressing to see someone who you grew up with and you were close with just wanting nothing to do with you for no reason... and if there is a reason, they don't have the balls to tell you. Again, because they've become passive-aggressive douche bags. I've just articulated the most heinous case, but I've seen this happen to probably a dozen people I used to be close with. I can't stand it.