All right... now I *am* mad at google.
I went into reader, and it said one new person was following me- my old landlord. It also said I was following 19 people. It auto-added these people- people I must say that I didn't want to follow me or to follow. I was able to purge myself of my new followers (I think), but now it says "request sent" in reference to a lot of people that I don't want to follow, and frankly didn't want to contact regarding this. And I can't remove these so-called 'requests'! They need to clean their act up FAST! I've emailed a lot of people over the years I've had my gmail account, and for them to mine those old 'contacts' in this way is inexcusable!