Sunday, June 1, 2008

Rules of Engagement.

People in glass houses should not throw stones. That I know. I also know that I am pretty much Captain Google Stalker. I mean, I am a freakin black belt jedi master at it. You tell me two digits of a person's social security number and their shoe size and I will tell you every web site they visited and/or thought about since 1997. [Don't get scared. I am not internet stalking YOU of course].

But everyone knows there are RULES when it comes to internet stalking. Actually, just one rule.

We all do it, but it is not to be discussed. Like, almost ever. Seriously. Bad idea.

I bring this up because of a guy I dated a month or so ago (the "Producer"). We went on around five dates. Producer was nice. Producer was cute. Producer was also horribly boring. I mean, not funny. At all! I can't have that. So anyhow, I used the "fade out" on him. You know, where you slowly make yourself unavailable, become slightly less agreeable, take longer to return msgs, etc. I have not heard from him for about two weeks, making me believe that my master plan had worked. UNTIL...I get a myspace message from Producer on Friday.

"You still around?" it reads.

I do not reply because 1) what the hell kind of stupid question is that [where might I have gone?], 2) why is this joker sending me myspace messages when he can call/text/email, and 3) because I don't like him. Mostly because I don't like him. Ok, 100% because I don't like him.

Then yesterday, Producer sends me an email to tell me that he KNOWS I read his message and he wants to know why I didn't reply. And then reason he KNOWS that I read his message is because myspace tells you when someone reads your message.

Sending me a myspace message to see if I will read and reply so that you can settle once and for one whether I still want to see you or not is a little lame, but somewhat understandable. However, bringing it up is creepy. Worse yet, he has sent me a third message, that I am afraid to even check.

A total violation the e-stalkers code. Also probably a sign that I need to bid my myspace account farewell.

1 comment:

The Hodge said...

From a guy's POV I would say that being direct with him about the fact that you don't want to see him again is the best course of action. Ignoring someone can be considered offensive in some circles.