Agony Aunt I : Dear Mags, He Said He'd Call!
I've read your blog for ages and you come across as a really sensible young woman. I was hoping you would have some advice for me, as I have encountered a problem. This is going to be long, but bear with me. I really don't know what I did for this to happen, and am shocked. My little world has been shattered. I thought he thought that I thought that he thought I was easy, but now I don't know what I think anymore.
Let me explain: I have a blog. This blog has a picture of me on the profile page. Now, this week, the first visual weirdo came along, and I think I may have inadvertently hurt his pathetic little ego. Why visual weirdo you may wonder? Well, I have attracted many a weirdo on a forum before - but that was on a forum that didn't know what I look like. I suppose a 'Beautiful Lady' title is all it takes these days. See why I think guys are so easy?
But I digress - earlier this week, Daniel sent me a message. How kind of Daniel you might think. Now before I continue, let me explain that Daniel is 33. Yes, that's right, thirty-three. And yes, if I were in America, I wouldn't even be allowed to drink a beer. Let me provide you with a link to Daniel's profile. Note that his catch phrase is "Am looking for my cinderella." How... disconcerting.
This is Daniel's message:
Message: I would like to know u better and chat with u some time...i have yahoo id firstname.lastname@example.org so if u do chat on yahoo add me so we can meet ok...I read ur profile and i love ur pic...hope to talk to u soon.
How... strangely nice. Now, mummy raised me to be a good girl, so I replied with a friendly but neutral:
Subject: Re: hi!!
Thank you :) Unfortunately I don't have Yahoo messenger, but feel free to keep reading my blog!
This did not discourage our Daniel:
Subject: Re: Re: hi!!
Message: ok so nice of u to reply me am so glad u did and am so happy.how old r u?
So when you say you read my profile, you meant 'saw the picture, found the message link and went for the kill'? That's the only option I can come up with that explains how you managed to miss my age that is right next to the picture. Now, as Daniel's description of the woman of his dreams, according to his profile, includes honesty, I had to come clean:
Subject: Re: Re: Re: hi!!
Message: You read my profile eh? I'm a 42-year-old single mother.
He never messaged me again! I'm so hurt - I was honest, I poured my heart out, and this is how I am rewarded? Dear Mags, please tell me what I did wrong. Why is it that I always seem to scare the creeps away? Am I too sarcastic? Do they not like the way I actually type out entire words? Please help me Agony Aunt Mags, for I am clueless.
Hopeless Beautiful Lady with Good Manners