Do you ever wish that chat didn't exist on Facebook? This post is a homage to creepy Facebook chats. (I'm sure I have more but I just included two)
Here is a 'chat' with a girl from Zhuhai (China):
VP: (She has an active account so I won't use her name or pic)
do I know you?
No, I think you friended me. Am I wrong?
well yeah I didn't. but anyway, thanks for adding me on Skype!
I mean will you add me on skype?
Why? So we can Skype? I usually only Skype with family.
yup. please add me on skype (skype address)
Cool. Gotta go.
okay but you really will add me on skype, right? it's a PROMISE between you and me! and by the way, I love to write.
Alright, I'll admit I didn't keep my promise. I also don't remember making that promise but I did appreciate the exclamation point at the end and the final attempts at finding common ground.
Then there was a guy who would try to chat with me almost every time I logged on FB. I couldn't figure out how to hide that I was on facebook or block him. In our conversations he found out that I don't go clubbing, I don't drink, I'm happily married with children, and I live on a farm (I'm not sure where he got that idea.) I learned that he had a huge publishing company in India that he never really had to work (he had employees for that) and he just bought a hotel in New York (he likes to travel for work- 'do you like diamonds? I'll bring you some.') I clearly entertained his chats for too long (maybe 3 chats) but I figured out an easy way to block him.
My favorite conversation-
Hw yu sexxy?
(Name), why are you calling me sexy? It's kinda strange, ya know...me being married, us not really knowing each other...my picture being of a dead actress from the 1930s
I thought it's ur pic...awwww
Unfortunately this wasn't the last time he tried to chat with me.
And then to just put a cherry on the top of this post, check out this chat attempt today:
Never spoken to him (?) in my life. But he's waiting for me...his dear.
Anyone else feel like this is what is trying to grab your attention online?
So PLEASE tell me that you get these kind of 'friendly' interaction on social networking as well.
You probably have even better stories than I do. Please share and we can commiserate in stories of strange spam tactics and lonely men from foreign lands.