So, again DownSouthGoodEating, thanks so much for this list of local food groups. I’m out in Katy and have had something of a difficult time meeting like-minded food folk, so imagine my pleasure at clicking on the “Katy/Ft. Bend Foodies” link and discovering a Facebook group that’s full of information about restaurants, dishes, markets, everything, right in my 'hood! So excited!
There was a link to click if one wishes to join this happy group, which, of course, I did. So I clicked it. The link showed “pending,” so I waited to hear something back.
After several hours had passed with no word, thought I’d check to see how that “pending” thing was looking.
Whereupon I discovered that, not only have I not been heartily welcomed into the ample bosom of my kindred spirits, I’ve been banned from even reading about what they’re doing, where they’re going, what they’re eating, how they liked it. Not only, “no,” but HELL NO!!! YOU “DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO VIEW THIS PAGE!!!”
I had no idea my reputation was so widespread. Which one of you ratted me out?
But, overall, I think this is pretty classless. How hard would have been to zip me a quick two lines, “Thanks for your interest in joining our group, but we’re currently closed to new membership.” As it was, I honestly thought perhaps the page was just down temporarily, and kept checking until, sometime the following afternoon, I understood that it was not. That I’ve been summarily and unceremoniously rejected.
So, this is a warning to anyone else that might be interested in what the Katy/Ft.Bend Foodies might be doing, saying, eating. Do not ask to join. At least you’ll be able to read. Which is more than I can do. It turns out that actually requesting to become one of them is an unforgiveable sin for which you will be punished for life.
I do have to say that, if this is the rude and classless way they do things, I’m pretty sure I’m much better off not being one of them.