Monday, June 19, 2006

What Happened After

An exchange of SMS-es and the consequences thereof:

Him: Hope you've recovered from your first visit to ... :-D If you ever feel the urge for a juicy chat we could arrange a more conducive venue, free of possessive spouses.

Hmmm. Sounds fishy. Frankly I don't like the signifier "juicy". How do I reply this?

A day and a half later...

Me: Careful. Groupies are not fair game.

Him: Our chat was interrupted by a jealous wife. The next day I was attacked by a jealous feline. Now a suspicious mind misreads my friendly signal! Many pardons, ho hum...with chips on the side.

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear... did I "misread a friendly signal"? Was I being overly presumptuous? Time for damage control...

Me: Priceless. Sorry. Came out of said chat with lacerations. Still unnerved.

Him: A's (his wife) defence system may be primitive but it works. So much shit springs from fear. I noticed your distress and my offer of a bonus tea'n'talk session was made in good faith with no creepy agenda.

Why don't I believe him? Maybe cos his reputation precedes...but then, I never like going by reputation...I mean if people judged me based on my reputation I'd have few if any friends...so, let's practice what we preach, eh?

Me: Forgive my presumption then. Are you coming to KL?

Cos I sure as hell am not going to drive halfway across the world again to be attacked!

Him: Will be doing city run during the week, don't know when. What's your schedule and whereabouts do you live? Anyway, no expiry dates on this!

Sigh. What does this sound like to you?

Me: So far only Tuesday is booked.

Him: Busy woman :-D Will SMS when possible window opens, and leave the logistics to serendipity (my old pal) x

Me: OK. Cool.

So there you have it folks, live bits from my so-called life.

I'll keep you updated (especially if it turns unprintable because I need to explore my exhibitionistic tendencies and pander to your voyeuristic ones)

22 comments:

goldennib said...

Well, I don't know him and his rep, but I'll jump to conclusions anyway ; )

I say, you didn't presume or misread anything, juicy is a juicy word.

Plus, I say his wife's jealousy is more of a sign of his behavior than of any real threat you may have posed (yet, ha, ha.)

Jenn said...

I know...am still uncomfortable with that word...but guess, I should give a dog a bad name and hang him. Meaning that, until he does something concrete to justify the rep, I shouldn't presume.

Andy said...

The word "exhibitionist" caught my eye, partly because I've thought all bloggers have a bit of an exhibitionist streak in us. In a world where we've just about seen it all physically (online), what's left but mind porn, e.g. exposing our most secret, most taboo, thoughts to strangers, i.e. blogging?

Grey Shades said...

The word juicy does cause some red flags to pop-up! Now i know you wont be able to resist the opportunity to meet him again should one present itself. I'd suggest taking a friend along!

David Cho said...

Wow. He does seem creepy to me

Jenn said...

Andy: Hey! You're back! Yeah, mind porn. Though it doesn't have to be porn. One of my writing lecturers said when writing your writer's journal (which he had to read) he didn't want to feel like he was in the toilet with you, watching...it's all in how you do it. :)

Grey Shades: I know. And while you suggestion makes sense...you have to remember that logistically - well I am a freelancer - which means I get to meet people during office hours. Others are kinda tied to their desks. I have a friend who is a freelancer too and she would definitely come with me, except that she is a few hundred miles away at the moment, sorting out stuff with her parents and I have no idea when she will be back.

David: I dunno...there was some charm too...in all that creepiness. :)

Grey Shades said...

Will since he said that there is no expiry to his offer you could take it up when you are a little more secure about this thing or when your friend comes back! Or will the story become too stale by then?

part-time buddha said...

There's now way to ignore the juicyness of the word juicy. As for giving the dog a bad name, perhaps the reason his wife was so out of control is because she knows a pattern of behavio(u)r when she sees one.

A thinker said...

Careful girlie!

Jenn said...

Grey Shades: Actually, yes, that's an idea...need to know when she is coming back though. She hasn't replied my SMS (does it seem to you that the world is communicating through SMS now?)

PTB: Yeah. But I guess, it's good that I sort of brought it out into the open. Now that he has avowed no creepy intentions, don't you think he will have to stick to it?

a thinker: Thanks. I will be...:)

part-time buddha said...

Um, no. He'll assume you know better than to believe his promise. Guys suck this way.

Jenn said...

Sigh. What a tangled web we weave...

goldennib said...

I agree with PTB in that he will expect you not to believe him, plus I think he will try harder to see if you really are as cautious as you seem. Men love fair minded women. They love to corrupt them.

goldennib said...

Plus, I agree with our Prodigal Son that we all are into mind porn. You friend does sound like he gives good head (See, I made a funny. I am laughing hysterically about my own joke. I'm a dork. Feel free to roll your eyes.)

My curiousity at his next move would get the better of me.

Like everyone said, be careful.

Jenn said...

Nessa: I am laughing mindlessly at your joke because I too am a dork. Who is it that gives good head?

part-time buddha said...

Um, yeah, who gives the good head? I'm a little curious myself.

(I'm allowed to be disgusting for a minute.)

goldennib said...

In this particular case "Him."

But in general, I suspect all us bloggers do.

goldennib said...

As in messy with someone's head. See, i told you I'm a dork.

goldennib said...

That's messing, geez.

Oh, and what exactly does SMS stand for?

Jenn said...

Hehe...OK that makes sense...I was wondering how on earth he was supposed to "give good head". Hahahahaha.

SMS is short message system. Maybe you guys also call it texting...as in sending text messages over your phone...because of the cost structure, it is a whole lot cheaper to do that, than making actual phone calls.

goldennib said...

I can't see the phone screen or the keys so I don't send text messages. It would take me a week to feel-type HELLO.

Jenn said...

It is the preferred mode of communication here. I get a slew of SMS-es and very few phone calls.

I guess you would use the SMS application where they use voice rather than text - voice bubbles, they call it.