Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Horny…

I enjoy MSN. I feel it’s a lovely little tool.. you can chat with people at your leisure while you do other things. You can waste time… have a conversation while in the same room as another (this is very effective for work situations where you want to appear as if you are super busy but you are really complaining about your co-workers or the boss).

I like MSN because you can chat with anyone, anywhere. I have friends throughout the country that I chat with regularly because of it. I likely wouldn’t really talk to them as much otherwise… I mean, it’s not that I don’t LIKE them or anything, but I wouldn’t be phoning them all the time. But on a chat program you can just do the “hey, how are ya?” without really having too much to say.. I talk with my BFF’s just to update on how the day is going.. without having to have a major convo. When my kids and I aren’t in the same place, we can say hi… and just check in.
It’s pretty cool.

The MSN is also great for getting to know someone. I actually have several MSN friends who I ONLY know online. I’ve never met them. One friend I’ve had for about 8 years.. he and I met on a gaming site. We’ve both “outgrown” it.. but we stay in touch pretty much daily. We like to watch American Idol together and comment via MSN on the contestants. (Oh yeah I rock..).

He is quite a bit younger than me and he’s told me that I’m kinda like his “online mom”. He asks me questions he’d never ask his real mom.. he’d be too embarassed. But through the safety of the internet and the “impersonalness” (is that a word? it is now…) of the typed word, it’s less embarassing to ask those tricky questions… those ones where IF you were to ask in person.. you might blush at the answer. Or drop dead from embarassment.

So I’ve found that most people lose their inhibitions while on MSN…daring to ask and say things they normally would not do. And hey, I’m as guilty as the next online chick who pretends to be wearing lingerie but is really in track pants and a pony tail…. I admit I’ve had my share of evenings where one too many of glasses of white later, I’m sharing secrets I didn’t necessarily intend to share….

The biggest offenders of breeching online etiquette seem to be those who partake in the online dating. Yes, we’ve had this chat before.. the boys get all riled up and next thing you know you are receiving an invitation to view the webcam image of internet guy’s love rocket ready for take off… good times. Now you don’t always get the invitation to view the live amateur porn.. sometimes you just get the dirty talk via msn…. or sometimes you get the wrong message altogether. And this is why… if you are having more than one MSN conversation at a time.. you MUST MAKE SURE YOU ARE TYPING IN THE RIGHT WINDOW.

Now, I’ve done it.. but it’s never been anything stupid or serious. Just.. y’know.. an inappropriate LOL or something. However, I felt the need to address this as I was on the receiving end of a “wrong post” yesterday and felt that you could all learn from this. Learn how important it is to make sure you know where you are typing and to whom… because you never know when you are going to type something inappropriate to the wrong person and THAT person will blog about it.

So, “Bob” is a fellow I chat with occasionally.. he is amusing.. I find him entertaining.. and we’ve NEVER MET. Met online.. chat .. that’s about all. So when I received the post.. well.. oh, just read it. And yes, names have been changed… I shortened it a bit for space.. but you’ll get the gist..

Bob -Hey sexy!! Long time!!
Evil Genius. -hey how are ya?
Bob -same. bored. You?
Evil Genius. -ha
Evil Genius. -fine thanks

Bob -Move yet?
Evil Genius. -nope
Bob- Hows things otherwise?
Bob- Any bites on the house?
Evil Genius. -a few showings
Evil Genius. -no offers yet
Evil Genius. -soon I hope

Bob -me too.
Bob- I still owe you a dinner.
Evil Genius. -lol. Ok.
Evil Genius.- still looking for a gig.
Evil Genius. -woohoo
Evil Genius.- I’m getting down to the wire..

Bob -No offers yet?
Evil Genius. -two offers. both crap money
Evil Genius. -so I passed. now.. I’m kinda going.. eeeeeeeeeekkkk

Bob -Hold out!
Bob -trust me on this. career wise, never discount.
Evil Genius.- yes
Evil Genius. -I know

Bob -The most important thing to do is self promotion.
Evil Genius.- of that, I am a master
Bob -Good girl.
Evil Genius. -thanks
Bob -(DELETED EXTREMELY GRAPHIC SEXUAL EXPLETIVE) that night.
Evil Genius.- uhhh, excuse me?
Bob- Oops.
Bob -Wrong message.
Evil Genius.- ok then.
Bob -Sorry.
Evil Genius. -no probs
Evil Genius. -LOL.

Bob -Its a long story.
Evil Genius. -LOL ok
Evil Genius. -no explanation necessary

Bob -Good.
Bob -Too weird anyways.
Evil Genius.- lol
Bob- I’m single, What can I say?
Evil Genius. -LOL. you’re allowed to do whatever you want. you’re a grown up
Bob -I am.
Bob -However, it makes it hard to keep hitting on you.



So, my friends…that is your lesson for the day.. make sure you are typing to the right person before you hit “send”. Because after all, what if Bob had also been chatting with his mom? Ewwwwwww!

Life: Still plugging away..
Love: I have a date this weekend. I may or may not elaborate. We’ll see.
Pants: I am headed to the gym. Wish me luck.

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