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Stupid people IM me randomly.

If it wasn't a weekend, I'd wonder what a 15-year-old is doing up at this hour, much less randomly messaging me to ask if I'm on LJ and if so, will I give them an invite code because they found me on AIM. I understand being young and poor, but $5 is budgetable. Bleh.

For reference, the other person's text appeared in my AIM window in bold red MS sans-serif on black. Gah.

[01:29] NeoCharles1987: Hello there!. How are you?
[01:29] NeoCharles1987: r u there?
[01:30] Highqueen: All right. Do I know you?
[01:30] NeoCharles1987: no........do u have a live journal?
[01:30] Highqueen: Yes.
[01:30] NeoCharles1987: hve u like referred anyone yet?
[01:30] NeoCharles1987: or invited.. whatever they call it
[01:31] Highqueen: Yes. Why are you asking me this?
[01:31] NeoCharles1987: damn.. cuz i need to find an invitation
[01:31] NeoCharles1987: can u invite me?
[01:32] NeoCharles1987: ¿
[01:34] Highqueen: I only give out invite codes to people I know or give me a good reason why they need one. You need to either find a friend of yours with one (free users get one invite code) or pay for an account; they start at $5.
[01:34] NeoCharles1987: i really want one, and all my friends alredy have one, and invited already
[01:34] NeoCharles1987: and i dont have the $$
[01:34] NeoCharles1987: :(
[01:38] Highqueen: That's not a compelling reason. $5 is _not_ a lot of money. Once you save that up, all you have to do is go out to a grocery store, supermarket, etc., buy a money order and mail it to LiveJournal. (Check and money order payment information is in the FAQ at: http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=21 ).
[01:39] NeoCharles1987: :'(
[01:39] NeoCharles1987: what can i do to let u give me 1?
[01:40] Highqueen: Speak English, for starters.
[01:41] NeoCharles1987: what can I do for U to convinve U to give ME the CoDe
[01:44] NeoCharles1987: :-\
[01:44] Highqueen: I could use the furniture in my living room rearranged.
[01:44] NeoCharles1987: >:o
[01:44] NeoCharles1987: OnLiNe
[01:46] Highqueen: What? I know I'm online and, quite frankly, there are very few Internet-specific favors I want.
[01:46] NeoCharles1987: :-D
[01:48] NeoCharles1987: . . . . . . . . . .


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Dec. 28th, 2002 11:42 pm (UTC)
"u r very mean y dont u give ppl refers........."

Heheheh! I ended up taking my AIM name off of the profile because the same moron kept constantly IM'ing me with "who are you?" but it was never when I was around to tell him to fuck off. This is someone who's added me as a friend but I have no idea who he is. I don't mind; my journal is pretty much all public, but when we obviously don't know each other and IM'ing me with "who are you?" is not a way to get on my good side. I know you can sympathize ;-)
Dec. 29th, 2002 12:33 am (UTC)
This is the first time anyone's randomly IMed me looking for an invite code. Usually random IMs on AIM come from people sure I'm someone they know. (Apparently a number of pre-teen and teen girls tell guys that their AIM username is highqueen. I poop on them.)

I used to get ICQ messages all the time from Middle Eastern guys asking me sexually explicit stuff. Last year one offered me $50 for my used underwear, but when I told him he had to pay half upfront via PayPal (to cover shipping) he bailed. It could have been so lucrative... *laughs*

Anyway, I'm starting to get punchy from lack of sleep (and a bouncing floor, as the guys were playing DDR for the past hour) so I'll stop here before I say anything seriously weird.

auntiesiannan gave me some great advice on killing inflatable snowmen, so I'm off to try it within the next few days. When we lived on base, people left their outdoor holiday decorations up until February, when housing sent out a leaflet instructing everyone to remove theirs for an upcoming base excellence inspection. So much for the housing manual saying it all had to be down NLT 5 January.
Dec. 29th, 2002 09:17 am (UTC)
Well, I was close... I always wanted the username "Queen Bee" but stuck with my high school nickname instead. I've had that same username since AOLIM came out. I really should change it, but I'm not in the mood to ;-)

I used to get random messages from Middle Eastern men too. I haven't used ICQ in years but one day I dusted off my old laptop and logged on to the net - ICQ was still set up on there and I had hundreds of messages from said men. I realized that back in 96 or whenever I'd set up the account, I put "afghanistan" in the "country" field in my profile. Oops! And about selling used underwear, my friend insists that tehre are ads for such things in the back of Penthouse and I could make a fortune. They used to sell it on ebay but they now enforce health standards that say they have to be washed. Cruel.com had a thing about it. I also hear in Japan they have used panties in vending machines, but I'm sure that's an urban legend. People are pretty fuckin nasty, if you ask me!

You don't live on post anymore, do you? I wonder if there's some kind of regulation that the town has for such things. I remember these people had a jack o'lantern decoration hanging on their door well into March.
Dec. 28th, 2002 11:56 pm (UTC)
Moron kid. Like a grown adult would want an internet-specific favor from a 15-year old. Then again, society can be pretty sick, too. *shrugs*
Dec. 29th, 2002 12:24 am (UTC)
Well, I could think of adults who'd trade an animated userpic or something for a code, but I can do most of I'd want graphics-wise by myself.

I seriously would have traded for help rearranging my living room, but he was probably nowhere near me. I have no shame in accepting the help of others in moving furniture. It takes me hours to move anything that weighs more than me by myself.
Dec. 31st, 2002 01:08 am (UTC)
Heh, furniture usually isn't much of a problem for me, unless it's something big and clunky. I'm pretty built still from when I was an athlete in high-school, partly because the first few years in college I made an effort to try and stay in shape.

Too bad I live in Ohio. I'd help with the rearrangement if I were in NC. :(
Dec. 29th, 2002 12:04 am (UTC)
"You want to do me a favor? Go ask Mumsie and Dadsie for five bucks, you whining entitlement droneling."
Dec. 29th, 2002 12:44 am (UTC)
I seriously would have traded for help rearranging my living room

Hahahah! CLASSIC!! I LOVE it!

Let me share, too. One day I was on AIM when I suddenly started getting hit by all kinds of windows popping up. From ALL over the world.

"Get the webcam on; I have some steam to blow off and I'm late for work!" one commanded. When queried for a photo, I confusedly referred them to LJ, my only pic online, whereupon one decreed me "yummy".

Turns out some jokester went into a webcam/porno site and told everyone to IM boobookitty213. Never did find out who. But I could sure live happily ever after w/o seeing: A/S/L/ again...
Dec. 29th, 2002 08:43 pm (UTC)
Ugh. I hate them ALL. I feel your pain.
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