Strange messages on the Internet
Anyway, one of these websites, one that wasn’t very successful before, pinged me with a message on Friday morning. This is what happened (lightly edited to remove a couple of details).
HER – ‘What a nice picture. I’m quite into staircases, and the chap in front didn’t spoil things too much either. Hello!’ (One of the pictures has some stairs in the background)
TOAST – ‘Why thank you – yes I agree it is a fine stair. Isn’t it a lovely day? What are your plans? It’s pay day so I’m going to buy at least one thing I can’t really afford.’
HER – ‘What a superb idea. Choose wisely. It is a lovely day. Sadly I won’t be frolicking in the sun. I’m going to get my act together (any minute now … any minute … /now/ …) and get to the office.’
<Toast checks her profile and reads that she is in a relationship but considers it ‘open’ . Toast says ‘blimey’ a few times.>
TOAST – ‘Sorry to hear about your lack of frolics, perhaps there will be time for them at the weekend.’
HER – ‘Quite possibly. For the first time in ages, I have a weekend that won’t be spent entirely either working or in another city or both. Just waiting for the rain to start as soon as it realizes that. D’you have a frolicsome weekend planned?’
TOAST – ‘Nothing planned either. I have some work stuff to do and I need to trim a hedge but that’s it.’
HER – ‘How about lunch in Nottingham on Sunday with some random woman from teh internets?’
TOAST -‘ Sadly I have to be near a computer at lunch time this weekend – I have to report on an event. Yes I know what a pain. It means I have to stay in <TOWN NAME REMOVED>’
HER ‘I would come and see you but, alas, I don’t think I can justify quite that much time out (trains seem to take at least 90 mins each way with a change in <TOWN NAME REMOVED>). Another time, perhaps! :)’
How bizarre. This evolved over the course of about an hour.