One of my attendings wants to be my Facebook friend. For the second time. Last time he was my attending, he friend-requested me. I thought that was a little unusual, but friendly, so I accepted the request of course, and didn't think much about it.
Now it's six months later, and he's my attending again.
And I get a friend request from him.
I didn't de-friend him in between then and now. Which means he must have de-friended me. And now he wants to be friends again.
Is there Facebook etiquette in a case like this? I don't abuse Facebook. I never really post much at all. So it's not like he would have de-friended me for cause. He must have just scrolled through his friends one day and perhaps forgotten who I was, or decided he'd never see me again, so may as well get rid of me. But then why ask me again six months later? Is this just what he does? Does he just want to be Facebook friends with people on his rotation so he can monitor their activities and make sure if we're ten minutes late one morning it's not because we were out with friends the night before, or if we switch shifts with someone else it's not because we wanted to take a secret three-day weekend?
But it's not like I can say no to the request. He's my attending. I have to accept the request. But maybe I'm allowed to accept it and then de-friend him?
Am I overthinking this?