The Sorrows of Young Werewolf (eyeteeth) wrote,
The Sorrows of Young Werewolf

All the wrong places

One good thing about my recent spate of stressors is that they have relegated my desire to meet men to the back burner. I say that this is good because meeting men is not my strong suit, and when I want to and can't it makes me edgy. So at least for the moment I'm happy to spend my time worrying about Aki, worrying about my novel, worrying about work, and worrying that the paychecks my primary client owes me won't get here in time for me to order gray-market antidepressants from Canada so that I get them before my current supply runs out. For some value of the word happy, anyway.

Nevertheless, I still frequent this online personals site. I bought credits with which to attempt to talk to people there, and I haven't used them up yet. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.) Today I had the following exchange with a guy who sent me an instant message:
He: where in ny

[I decided to go out on a limb and assume that this was meant as a question, despite the lack of punctuation or complete sentence structure.]

Eye: Queens.
He: what part
Eye: Why do you ask?
He: bayside u
Eye: Why do you ask?
He: where r u
Eye: Why do you ask?
He: ?????

[At this point I had begun to suspect, with increasing terror, that our exchange might continue in this vein until the end of time.]

Eye: It's a fairly simple question. Why do you want to know where I live?
He: curious dahhhh

[For the record, in his profile this man claims to be thirty-seven. Note that he manages to misspell "duh."]

Eye: That's like saying "I want to know because I want to know."

At this point he appeared to give up, because he made no response.

I have this whole thing about parasitic twins and the custody battle over Jeff Dahmer's disembodied brain, but I've been shirking my editorial duties lately, so it'll have to wait. Oh, and I passed the Penguin Putnam editing test, which means I may soon get to edit something I understand, rather than endless manuals about getting the most out of Red Hat Linux. As an English major, I find it hard to get worked up about that stuff.
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