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Conversations as a One Way Street
Conversations as a One Way Street
I recently e-mailed about a dozen or so prospective partners on AdultFriendFinder, I left my yahoo address, which is discouraged, but I don’t expect to be renewing, when my free month is up, so what do I have to lose? Anyway, I was beginning to think that people weren’t reading the e-mails, when I got two replies on the same day, It was on Saturday (If you read my previous blogs you know I wasn’t in the best shape to contact ANYONE, let alone someone sober enough to read my reply.
Well, of course I knew better.
Hey, I’m even funnier when I’ve had a few beers! What’s not to love? Hmmm.
It started out well enough, I typed replies to both of the e-mails, both to the AdultFriendFinder addresses, and the supplied Yahoo addresses. What’s more I didn’t do too bad a job, the problems came not with the typing, nor with the content. The problems started on Monday! When I was contacted by a “Yahoo IM” user. Now which of the two lovely ladies was using IM, I surreptitiously scanned my e-mails, whilst trying to keep a conversation going, no clues, she mentioned the e-mail I had sent, so I looked at the two replies. They had both combined and got confused in my memory, I didn’t remember typing either of them (whoever came typed them for me was a good writer, very tasteful, couldn’t have been me), some of the content was familiar, but which one. How do you ask “who the hell are you?” without offending? “I’m sorry, but I don’t remember who you are, but I’d love to chat” followed by “Creeeeak, clunk” I wish people would attach a copy of the previous e-mail, no wait this was IM, DRAT, well at least tell me who they are in the opening line by giving their AdultFriendFinder handle.
I thought I had it.
I had traced the “pushier” one back to AdultFriendFinder, and said, “Ah ha, you must be JoyNinaNavajoDown?” I had taken parts of the different ID’s and names in the trail, and concatenated them together, adding the last name, the one that had come up as the IM ID. (the names were nothing like that by the way, much less amusing, and changed to protect the presumed innocent) Certain now that I had got the right person I waited for a response. It came as question marks. Darn, it must have been the other one!
“So are you EveNinjasFlewBi ?”. “Wrong again, not me!”, came the curt reply, now I knew I was in trouble with this person, so I came clean and told her I had sent several e-mails, and only had two replies, so unless you haven’t contacted me before . . . . . . . .The light was creeping in, like dawn slowly giving it’s warning, that I was going to be late for work.
“First time contact”, came the reply.
Shoot. Now for another problem, I also get the occasional message from strangers off Yahoo Personals, just wanting to chat, and this was IM, not my e-mail box after all.
Yep you guessed it, I asked (very tentatively) if they had come from Yahoo Personals, or AdultFriendFinder? The reply, getting shorter each time came back “AdultFriendFinder!”. Well at least I didn’t have to explain AdultFriendFinder to ”an innocent” and the replies must have gotten as short as it’s possible to send surely?
So now I started gabbling, stating the obvious, and trying to dig myself out of a ten foot deep hole, with a teaspoon (the tattered remains of my wit), whilst juggling e-mails, in several accounts, along with a list of those I had contacted (which was incomplete as I didn’t always save the sent message), and people “On line now”. All to no avail. The replies did get shorter. They stopped coming all together. So after about a dozen lines of message, sent in short bursts, to keep her reading, I finally gave up, and asked if we could start again.
There’s a moral here somewhere, I read that people who “get on in life” can always find the moral, and treat it as a learning experience. So where’s my silver lining? What moral can I get from this tale of woe? It can’t be, don’t get drunk. That’s too obvious, and anyway I had a full measure of enjoyment from getting drunk, and I might not have done from my mystery e-mailer. No all I can think of is, “Never make first contact when drunk, hung over, or the day after that!”
Last night I had another one-way conversation, when I contacted someone in AdultFriendFinder by IM. Didn’t go very well either. “Sorry old chap, didn’t realize you wasn’t a girly, and I wouldn’t have contacted you at all if I’d known it was the wrong time of the month”
9/20/2005 9:11 pm
oh my gosh...that was sooooooo funny!!!! Probably not to you but I was laughing so hard!!!!|
9/22/2005 3:17 am
Did you like the concatonated names, I thought they were inspired.|
Join in and have a ho down, and Evening just flew by.
9/22/2005 3:23 am
I just noticed, where the replies were getting shorter I typed AdultFriendFinder as ayefef, but it was expanded automatically to what it probably now says above. I'll try A.F.F. too, I'm becoming a control freek here!|