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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Online Profiles - They are there for a Reason!

Anyone who is on America Online knows that you can create a profile on there. So my question is...why don't people read them!

Please see the following sample dialog:

Annoying Stranger: "Hey sup?"

Me: "Not much. How are you?"

Annoying Stranger: "Not much man. How are you tonight? You Looking?"

Me: "Doint great. Just hanging out. Chatting a bit. Not looking!"

Annoying Stranger: "Cool. ASL?"

Me: "No. My name is Matt. Are you looking for ASL?"

Now in my mind I am thinking: Why would you ask me to hook up if you didnt know which sex I was, where I was located, and how old I was?

Annoying Stranger: "LOL. No. What is your age? sex? location?"

Me: "Well its all in my profile! Did you not read my profile before you Imed me?"

Annoying Stranger: "No. I will read it now."

Me: "Why would you IM someone without reading the profile first? Especially if you were looking for a hook up?"

Annoying Stranger: "Yeah i just dont always read them."

About one minute passes......

Annoying Stranger: "Hello???...."

Another minute passes........

Annoying Stranger: "You still there...."

Another minunte passes........

Annoying Stranger: "Thanks for being a prick. night!"

Now let us analyze this conversation. Was I really being a prick? I dont think so.

Why the hell wouldnt he read my profile first? I hate it when people ask me ASL, especially when it is already in my profile. It's just annoying. I took the damn time to fill it out so you shouldnt ask me any questions that are answered in there.

And to be honest, do i really wanna talk to someone online who is asking to hook up with someone of unknown gender, unknown location, and unknown age. What if I was a retired plumber aged 76 living in Florida instead of Dallas?

Not the smartest cookie in the batch was he.....?


  • At 12:50 AM, Blogger Jim said…

    This is also annoying, like people that send you a picture of their torso. Right, sorry about you being decapitated!

  • At 1:00 AM, Blogger Matthew said…

    LOL - i know - that must have hurt when they did that -

    but what amazing strenth to flex and hold the camera with such good coordination while having no head!

  • At 1:23 AM, Blogger Jim said…

    Maybe there is a yoga video on the market for people that have been decapitated.

    "Now hold that pose ... and BREATHE, oh, wait, scratch that last part" lol

  • At 4:45 PM, Blogger Brian said…

    will you PLEASE just comment on my blog so I don't have to search for you every time :)

    I'm in dallas this summer!


  • At 7:32 PM, Blogger The Biased Reporter said…

    Hey, guys. This is Kristal and I'm just making an announcement.

    I've been doing some revamping of my website. My new url is

    My new display name is, of course, The Biased Reporter.

  • At 8:07 AM, Blogger Scotty said…

    LOL...I SOOOOO agree...DUDE! I am in a gay chatroom...good chance I am MALE! And I always so...ummm check my profile! Duh!


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