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Thursday, September 12, 2013

#GBE2: Slippery Slope

Would you say, "Yes" to a friend invite from a stranger who looks like this?

Let me rephrase the question, if you hadn't been married since before this kid was born . . . would you?

My daughter got the random invite, but she told handsome, "No" because after a reverse google search (however you do that), she found the photo to be a fake. When I google searched the name of the person seeking new friends, I found the photo below.

I have a feeling this is not the guy looking to hook up with young college girls, but I may be wrong. 

Yep. My daughter went down the slippery slope of engaging in conversation with a stranger on the internet. Of course, I've met all of you blog visitors personally, right? At least that's what I'd like to tell my kid. Anyway, she's definitely mine. Here is a transcript of her conversation with the stranger.

1:51am Erica: Hi Jack! I just wanted to say that whoever you are that you should not hide it. Embrace yourself and actually use a real account instead of creating a fake one. Hopefully you will learn to have better self esteem in the future. I wish you the best of luck in life! -Erica

2:02am Jack: how do you know that's actually not me

2:03am Erica: You just changed the picture. But I did a reverse image search because the profile picture looked unreal.

2:06am Jack: you shouldnt care that much

2:08am Erica: well you shouldn't friend people that you don't actually know.

2:08am Jack: well you should just ignore it

2:09am Erica: I did. notice that we are not actually friends.

2:09am Jack: but you are talking to me so that is not ignoring but okay

2:10am Erica: yea you do make a fantastic point but at the same time I am distracting myself from doing homework and trying to teach a stranger a valuable lesson so I feel that it is a win win for me.

2:11am Jack: thanks mom. you shouldnt put your nose in other peoples sh*t. and do your homework. its important

2:12am Erica: Well thanks for trying to teach me a valuable lesson as well! Now why don't you go back to creepily friending people that you don't know. It was a pleasure talking to you. And by friending me you made it my business btw! Good night!

2:12am Jack: nice chattin with ya

2:13am Erica: Nice chatting with you as well!

I think he chatted with her just to see her beautiful face over and over again. Below is my response to her after she shared the chat and hoped I wasn't mad at her for making a blog worthy post with a stranger:

  • Joyce:  Quit stalling with the homework.

    Notice the time stamp on the conversation. Yep, proof! It was definitely the older gentleman in the second picture. 

    BTW, is it weird to want to correct the spelling, grammar, and capitalization of her conversation before posting? I left it as is, however, I did edit the curse word. :)


Agent 54 said...

To friend or not to friend, that is the question.

I like to hook up with other writers because, eventually I'm going to ask all of them "how do you get paid for being funny"? Maybe someday I will find out how.

stevebethere said...

I think your daughter dealt with it really well, unfortunately this is rife on the internet isn't it.

You would have thought he would have chose a more convincing photo LOL.

Looks like he he was well and truly rumbled.

Have a tanfastic eekend ;-)

Masshole Mommy said...

I get random friend requests on occasion and I always ignore them. Why would I want someone I don't know in my business. Good for her for telling him off.

mail4rosey said...

That's funny that she called him out.

My second oldest is a dork who talks to strangers on the XBox Live thingy, some of the conversations they have are ridiculous.

I miss that kid (he's gone off to college too). ;)

Unknown said...

Your daughter is gorgeous and that conversation cracked me up but at the same time those things always make me nervous. We had our first experience with creepers and my son earlier this summer (he is 14) - kind of scary!!

stevebethere said...

Throws Joyce a "W" to add to my typo of eekend ;-)

Theresa Mahoney said...

I've gotten a few randoms before. Unless we have mutual friends, I just ignore them. Your daughter definitely handled it well. She seems like she has a lot of class.

Unknown said...

Good for your daughter. She is smart!!

Rhonda Albom said...

Your daughter is a pretty clever girl. This is pretty funny.

Anonymous said...

Whoa, scary! Your daughter handled it so well, though! My son is just starting to get into Xbox and it freaks me out when he "joins" with strangers to play a game. You just never know who's on the other side of the cyberspace wall...

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Your daughter is quite smart. She knows what is right and what isn't in the virtual world.

Grace Grits and Gardening said...

Yikes what a creep!

Natashalh said...

Oh, yikes!! That is creepy.

Veronica Lee said...

Your daughter handled the situation really well.

Creepy!! Shudder!!!!

Jean Has Been Shopping said...

That's disgusting. What a creep. I wish I knew how to do that reverse picture thing.

LA Botchar said...

Your daughter handled that perfectly!!! Bravo. And she's kinda my hero now. LOL
but whoa, way creepy to think that is how easily these type can come into your home. And more and more people need to realize that allowing them into your digital life - is pretty much allowing them into your home/life these days.

Margo Dill said...

This completely creeps me out but glad it had a good ending and that she is so mature and beautiful and open. You are lucky!!! :) UGH--people are so weird and the Internet helps them. . .