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A net.romance cut terribly short - Ari Rahikkala
October 19th, 2006
04:56 pm


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A net.romance cut terribly short
My ICQ account seems to have become some sort of a magnet for random Eastern European people who contact me out of the blue. I don't know what's going on, though so far I do kind of enjoy the randomness it brings to my life.

I censored most of the personal details about this guy... just because he freely told this stuff to me without even being asked about it doesn't mean that the world really needs to know.

123456789: hello
123456789: how r u?
123456789: @}->--@}->--
Ari: ... do I know you?
123456789: no
123456789: but if you want you can know me
123456789: :-(
Ari: Let me guess (I'm not looking up any information here, just making an... educated guess based on past experience): You're a Russian person who found me in ICQ's people search and, since I know English, contacted me, because you want to learn English?
123456789: do you want from Turkey 1 friend?
Ari: Hm, so Turkish, not Russian.
123456789: no I m from Turkey/.......
Ari: Anyway, you're the third guy within a couple of weeks who's contacted me out of the blue, apparently wanting to learn English.
Ari: Both of the other people were Russian.
123456789: I m working in . ..... ....
123456789: ............
123456789: have you been in Turkey?
Ari: I've never been abroad, and I do wonder why you'd want to tell me about your job..
123456789: I m .. years old
123456789: .. and .. kg
123456789: ..... ..... hair and ..... eyes
123456789: u?
Ari: Eh. I'm a fat geek. :/
123456789: I like fat girl
Ari: That sounds good, now I'll just pop some estrogen and we can move together
123456789: are you student?
Ari: Yes, I study computer science.
123456789: ok
123456789: have you picture?
Ari: I don't really like spreading pictures of me online a lot...
123456789: ok
123456789: your very dificult girl
123456789: have you boy friend?
Ari: Also, I'm male. I guess my joke about estrogen went over your head a bit :/...
Ari: Way to lose interest, man :p. Where did you get the idea that I was a girl anyway?

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[User Picture]
Date:October 19th, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC)
Since when does Turkey count as Eastern European? I count it as "A place to be conquered and partitioned between Kurdistan and Greece" :p
[User Picture]
Date:October 19th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
Well as its (going to be) in the EU, it is the the Euro vision song contest, and for many other reasons, it can be counted as European.

And it is in the East.

So it is eastern European.
[User Picture]
Date:October 19th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
1. WHOA YOU MET THE PERSON WITH ICQ NUMBER 123456789!!! Or not really, but now you've got me wondering who that is. I'd check, but I don't have ICQ these days. Maybe it's God. If I were God, I would use that ICQ number. That or pi.

2. You have successfully convinced me never to go on ICQ with my occupation listed as "English teacher".

3. You've never been abroad?!
[User Picture]
Date:October 19th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
Well, in today's case of awesome synchronicity, it turns out that the person with the ICQ UIN #123456789 is... Turkish. No, he's not the same guy as the one I talked with.

Having the full decimal expansion of π as your ICQ number would be pseudodivine, but e would reach the full glory of divinity, IMO.

And no, I've never been abroad. What's so strange about that?
[User Picture]
Date:October 19th, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
Just...well, you seem pretty cosmopolitan, Finland isn't very big, you don't seem particularly poor, and I thought most Europeans were big international travellers.
[User Picture]
Date:October 19th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
ar come on...He's been to Finland, what more do you want?
[User Picture]
Date:October 19th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]
Date:October 19th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
And E is also taken up!
[User Picture]
Date:October 19th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
This happened to me about 6-8 months ago. It was particularly annoying. It wouldn't have been too bad if they weren't 13 or 14 year old girls that wanted me to tell them how cute they were. It hasn't happened in a while though, so I reckon it's your turn.
[User Picture]
Date:October 19th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
(comment replaced since I wasn't thinking in the right language when I posted it)

I don't really find it annoying, it just weirds me out. It never happened to me before that people would just message me out of the blue, now it's happening all the time. Do they do this on purpose, or?
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