Last week I was following a video course and testing out some of what the narrator was describing using my G+ account which resulted in my snagging some new people into my Acquaintance circle. Again, just testing something out and the person who’s circle I used is someone I know pretty darn well so I knew that our interests would be largely quite common. Part of the test was to see how many people added me back and how quickly that happened. I figured that eventually I would clear that circle out after awhile. So, I pretty much forgot about it.
But then, someone who added me during that time frame started trying to initiate a chat. The first time I was deep into something at work and just ignored him. The second time I told him I was at work and couldn’t chat. The third time was this weekend and after exchanging hellos his next message was “age”. After an eyeroll and a quick look into his profile to determine this was a very young guy from somewhere overseas who seemed to like posting photos of himself but not much else (clothed thank goodness!) I closed the chat and intended to remove him from my circles, but got distracted.
First this this morning it started again. I had *just* gotten into to work and was mildly amused at his persistence so I gave it another shot. Here’s the chat transcript for your amusement:
R – Hello!
Me – Hi!
R – age
Me – Old enough to be able to advise you that it is not wise to ask that of someone you don’t know the first time you chat
R – Do you want a relationship?
Me – Um – no – look at my profile – I already am in one for over 10 years now – if that is all you are looking for, then move on somewhere else please and stop trying to chat with me.
R – But I love you and want to marry you!
Me – <closes chat and removes R from circles>
So that was my Monday morning – how was yours?!