Ok, I’m gonna ruin my nice girl image here. You see I have this kind of snide side of me when it comes to people who annoy me. So, here goes.
I can’t not mention an incident that happened to me the other night. I was at some undisclosed place, just dancing by myself, making silly comments in chat, fielding a few IMs, minding my own business… dancin’ and prancin’. So, this guy tp’s into the club, and I say, “Hiya [undisclosed guy]”. If you know me, you know I say “hi” to practically everyone. And right away, the guy sends me an IM with some follow-up flattery (he’d sent me an IM a couple nights before telling me I look “very clean” and I thanked him, as I assumed that was a compliment… /me scratches her head).
Anyway, the guy’s next comment was, “you look very young, how old are you?”.
I thought he was joking, I mean, we had exchanged roughly two simple sentences in few moments in time I’d actually become aware of his existence, and he fires off that whizbang. I said, “Don’t you know not to ask woman her age?”
Instead of just dropping it, he persisted with, “twenties? thirties?”.
I said, “You are really on the wrong track with this line”.
And then he blurts out, “I’m fifty”. And he asserts that since we “are already friends” (huh?), he just wanted to know because, “I don’t want to talk to young people”.
To be fair, I can understand where the guy is coming from, but to start a conversation by basically demanding to know someone’s age (my age) reveals in one sentence that this guy has no manners and no class. I mean, would a normal guy ask a woman he hadn’t truly met her age in real life? And here’s what I don’t get, if I looked too young for him , then why was he trying to chat me up in the first place? (btw, I like being younger looking than I am in real life, but I’ve noticed that a lot of peeps can’t seem to remember that we are all avatars.)
(Did I mention he was NOOB… hehe.)
The moral of the story is that a buffoon will behave like a buffoon in any life, and the beauty of that is that they disqualify themselves as friends with a minimum of fuss.