Why, no I don't think I am over reacting. Why do you ask?
Updated to add: If you want to be a "friend" on my flickr contact list you have to sign up for your own flickr account. It's free, easy, and you don't have to put up any photos if you don't want to. When you add me as one of your contacts I will be notified and can then add you as a friend. I realize that there are still some public photos over there. The rest are marked private for now.