So there's this woman I know from Twitter. I will call her Mary. Only because I'm reasonably certain that I don't actually know anybody named Mary, so that makes this an innocuous choice.
Mary and I followed each other for probably two years. Maybe three. Who's counting?
We followed - literally - hundreds of the same people. We talked often. Shared jokes, shared good news and virtual hugs when there was bad news. We were not close friends, but more like good friends. Like, she's the childhood friend of your best friend, type of friends.
One day I saw that she unfollowed me. (I use Manage Flitter to unfollow inactive accounts and such) No big deal. It happens. Maybe it was a mistake, maybe it wasn't, but it was definitely not a big deal. I stayed following her and would occasionally comment on something she tweeted.
She never, ever responded.
When I would comment on a tweet of hers that had somebody else involved, she would respond to the other person and delete my handle - effectively deleting me from the conversation.
She then went on and unfriended me on two other social networks. I took that as the sign that she just didn't want me around, so I unfollowed her on Twitter.
Please believe me: This was not an "I'll show you!" kind of move. It just that if she's in my stream, I'll respond /star/RT/whatever. She obviously doesn't want me doing so, so I just remove her from my stream to stop myself from doing those things.
Every day, she shows up in the "People you should follow" setup in the sidebar of Twitter. #AWKWARD
And I know I need to get over it because it's just twitter, and I know it's not worth being upset about. And I honestly wouldn't categorize myself as "upset," it's just that it's... well... it's WEIRD, right?