I swear, I have no idea why kids run around putting me on their Buddy Lists. It's a little weird, and sometimes I just get the strangest instant messages. Take the following, for instance. My IM-blocker thingy went "whoop" to let me know a stranger was trying to IM me. Then, after a bit of time had passed, it began to go "whoop-whoop-whoop-whoopwhoopwhoopwhoop..." until I hit "ignore." Then, when I decided to confront this pest after they changed their screen name, the real fun begins...
Sender: Hey, what's ur problem? I think I can report u
DPoem: For what? Ignoring you? You're a special kind of moron, aren't you?
Sender: Yes, I am. lol I'm special. But I advise u to keep ur language, as in moron to a minimum because there r little kids right here
DPoem: Why? You ARE a moron. Deal with it.
Sender: That was my friend. U were on my buddy list and she was trying to find out who u were. And I think YOU are the moron here. I already told u to NOT say those words. My daughter is right here.
DPoem: I don't care. If your friend wants to send me 100 IMs in a span of less than thirty seconds, I'm going to block the moron.
Sender: How old r u anyway?
DPoem: Teach her some manners.
Sender: Ur a big asshole and I don;t think ur very nice. Seriously, how old r u?
DPoem: Not hard to learn manners. And I do not enjoy being harrassed.
Sender: U live in the Adirondacks?
Sender: SHE WASN'T TRYING TO HARASS YOU. IF YO)U WOULDN'T TAKE EVERYTHING SO PERSONAL IT WOULD BE OKAY.
DPoem: I didn't invite her nonsense you idiot.
Sender: Well, she didn;t know who u were
DPoem: So if she doesn't know me, why is she IM-ing me? And, perhaps you should keep better control of your children.
Sender: You could have just said, "Please stop IMing me."
Sender: She isn't my child
Sender: I have one
Sender: just makiing me kind of mad the way u would handle a situation like thius
DPoem: Am I supposed to care?
Sender: Very much
DPoem: Tell your friends to leave me alone.
Sender: She is just a child and YOU need to leanr manners
DPoem: Am I supposed to respond to every single person who tries to IM me more than 100 times in thirty seconds?
Sender: Well, they will. it's not like u ever talk anyway
DPoem: Some people might consider that a clue.
Sender: No, but u could at least just say please stop IMingm me
Sender: That could be nicer, says the one who wants other people to get manners
DPoem: I don't really have time for this pointless conversation.
Sender: Yea, okay, that's great. Don;t call me an idiot
DPoem: Go smack your friend and stop being such a damn pest.
Sender: I prolly have more wisdom then u
DPoem: I doubt that very very much.
Sender: Sorry, but I'm not a bitch
DPoem: Yes you are.
Sender: I don;t smack people
Sender: I'm not
Sender: If u would take the chance and getto KNOW someone, mayb they wouldn;t seem as bad as u think they r
DPoem: Maybe if they wouldn't IM me 100 times in thirty seconds, I wouldn't ignore them.
Sender: Oookay, well, if you had told them to STOP they would have
DPoem: Why should I have to tell them to stop?
Sender: You know what, I coudl be mean and think of u as a bad person, but I am nice and know somewhere inside u r prolly a good person. That I have top pester u? R we 3 years old again?
Sender: Well, if it';s such a problem to YOU, then you should tell them to stop?
DPoem: Why can't I just block the idiots?
Sender: Because, you shouldn't assume
Sender: You r ASSUMING I am an idiot
DPoem: You're actually broadcasting the fact that you're an idiot. I'm just agreeing with the display.
Sender: haha.; Ur oh so funny. But not amusing.
DPoem: How long am I required to talk to you?
Sender: And I am not an idiot. You just think I am because u refuse to to get to know me and therefore you think I am an idiot because you don't really know me
DPoem: I don't want to get to know you.
Sender: I don't know. Technically you r not REQUIRED to talk to me. I was just wondering why you blocked me. Well, I can see YOU have a social life. MAKING FRIENDS helps your self esteem level. You should learn that. I'll ttyl and we can continue this conversation, mayb get u some manners
DPoem: There isn't a snowball's chance in hell I'll talk to you again.
I know... I'm mean. What can I say? I was grumpy that day.