I checked my frienster account. I got a weird message from this guy.
Obviously, the text with >s out beside is his message. I just had to write him back!
> Hola Kim!
> How are you doing on this wonderful winter day?
> I am fantastic. I am taking some time to play on
> the computer and see who I can meet in this big
> ol world of ours. Because isn’t that what the
> Internet is for? Meeting people you would not
> normally meet in your day to day life…..And now
> a bit about me……
> My name is Edmund Ravenel Mansfield III (30)
> years old) but I am not nearly as stuffy as my
> name makes me sound. My friends call me Rav
> since it is much shorter and easier to say. I am
> not sure what my enemies call me because I do
> not associate with them but I am sure it is
> something rather unsavory. I work for an
> alternative paper here in Atlanta GA. I am the
> sales manager and also do a spot of writing (my
> My sign is Sagittarius (this means nothing to me
> but I am told to some people it means a lot). I
> am six feet tall, blue eyes, black hair.. I like
> to read, write, travel, and have long
> conversations. I feel I am now the cheesiest
> bastard in the universe but I shall continue
> I love to watch movies (both new and old). I
> love to just play. I love to go to plays and
> concerts. I do not love wrestling, lazy people,
> close minded people or NASCAR. What am I looking
> for? I am looking for friends. I have a
> girlfriend so you know I ain’t looking for the
> one. In fact, she is peachy keen but a person
> can never have enough friends or fleeting
> internet virtual pals……..
> I want to meet people from all over. See if it
> what is funny in Georgia is also funny in
> Katmandu. Someone who is serious and silly and
> loves to put thoughts to paper….err computer
> So if I sound like your cup of tea or even your
> favorite brand of spiced rum, write me back and
> I promise a letter that will be more
> entertaining than a barrel of monkeys. Though I
> have heard that a million times, I must admit I
> am not sure how entertaining a barrel of monkeys
> can be .In fact, I believe I am a hellava lot
> more fun than any old curious George. Hope to
> hear from you. Feel free to ask me anything. I
> am here for you, I am here to help.
> That's It. That's the news and I am out of
> From The Forgotten South,
> (name removed)
> PS You gotta admit this letter contains a
> plethora of exciting facts. This may not be
> entirely true but at least I got to use the word
> plethora in a sentence. Woo-boy can you feel the
Dear (name removed),
I am fine, thank you.
Did you bother to read my profile? Because if you did, you would see that I am married, and only on friendster to meet friends. Not only that, but I am lazy and like wrestling.
You say that you have a girlfriend and are only looking for friends, but you don't say that until after you have given me a slew of interests, likes and dislikes, and your astrological sign...things that I would think belong in your profile. This comes across a lot like a personals ad, and quite honestly, I would have been more receptive had you just said something along the lines of 'I'm just on here looking for new friends' or something of that nature. I prefer getting to know my friends slowly.
I don't know what you would consider 'fleeting internet virtual pals', but I get the feeling that is something I wouldn't be up for. I do love meeting and getting to know people on the net, but once I am someone's friend, I am truly their friend, there isn't anything fleeting about it. I take my friendships, both online and IRL seriously.
What I find *really* odd about this post is that you sent me this message, yet there is no request for me to friend you on here.
One last thing. Your job sounds very interesting. Since you write, it would not surprise me at all if you were doing this solely for job-related purposes.
I don't know what your intentions are, but good luck in your quest to meet people from all over.
Has this person hit anyone else up on friendster? I am curious. I personally think he's looking for net chumps to exploit in his little paper or whatever. Heh.
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