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I had dinner with a friend yesterday. When I told him of the predicament I faced, he was quite adamant I should try to get a pay-out by appealing to the courts. But to be honest, I'm not sure I want to go into such a protracted wrangle. I just want to get out, and move on.

I've been looking at what's on offer at the various agencies in town. There appears to be no shortage of work, and this makes me feel quite hopeful that whatever choice I make, in the end all will be well.

There are quite a few weirdos on myspace -- my inbox is overflowing with badly written messages from North African and Middle Eastern young men all extolling my sparkling eyes and, in one instance, 'soculant' skin. Succulent skin? And from this they deduce that I'm 'caring and kind', and above all, interested in pursuing a relationship with them. I suppose I should feel flattered really, but strangely, I am not. Thank God for the Delete-button.

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sanda56
Oct. 16th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
There are quite a few weirdos on myspace

Have you ever tried an on-line Christian dating agency? Arrrgh! It's dreadful. All sorts of really funny men... *shudder*
gamiila
Oct. 16th, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)
Have you ever tried an on-line Christian dating agency?

Can't say I have...Thanks for the warning; I'll stay away! ;-)
love_by_137
Oct. 16th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
My space is doing my head in ! I keep getting weird messages to ! Take me back LJ !
gamiila
Oct. 16th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
LJ is so much nicer, isn't it? Not to mention, friendler, easier and safer.

::takes LJ and cuddles it to death::
bogwitch
Oct. 16th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
Maybe I should sign up. All I get is the strange bloke in the hospital who's had five heart attacks.
gamiila
Oct. 16th, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC)
Maybe I should sign up.

Only if you're truly desperate!
bogwitch
Oct. 16th, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC)
Getting there.
quietlychaotic
Oct. 16th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
Your lucky, I had a myspace account for a couple of weeks, I put up a lovely picture of my horses, because I am not the photogenic: ) I I got loads of stuff from 17 year old boy's ermmmm any how after my spammer, i deleated it all and ran kicking and screaming back to LJ... it's a nice place to be: )

I hope things are sorting themselves out for you work wise: )
gamiila
Oct. 16th, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
LJ's much, much better, I agree. Virtually hassle-free, and much easier to navigate. I only signed up for myspace for the bands...
miss_fairfax
Oct. 16th, 2005 09:05 pm (UTC)
Hee! Those Middle Eastern and North African men are so persistent! I keep hearing bad things about myspace, so I'm not going to bother with it...
gamiila
Oct. 16th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
A wise decision, although CoRo's on myspace too...
meko00
Oct. 16th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. There was a North African man at my student housing in Lyon, and he was the most persistent man ever. And off-puttingly clingy. *shudders* But I did like to discuss things with him at first.

Why can't there be persistent nice men? Why?

OTOH, I'm glad there there seems to be job openings around. :-)
gamiila
Oct. 16th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
But I did like to discuss things with him at first.

Speaking from past experience: that's where you went wrong. In their eyes, one polite conversation gives them an in, and they will not take any hint after that. It's how I found myself to be married from one minute to the next a few years back...
meko00
Oct. 16th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
*headdesk* But I love to talk! Just talk, no hidden motives whatsoever. Why is the rum gone?

It's how I found myself to be married from one minute to the next a few years back...
*boggles*
gamiila
Oct. 17th, 2005 11:11 am (UTC)
It's how I found myself to be married from one minute to the next a few years back...
*boggles*


Can you imagine how I felt? It took nearly a year to get it annulled, too!
meko00
Oct. 17th, 2005 11:18 am (UTC)
*is speechless*

That is terrible. It must have been awful for you. So glad you're safe and sane now, and not stuck with a psycho man.
gamiila
Oct. 17th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
To be fair, my husband was -and probably stil is- a kind and attractive man with a lot of good qualities. Who knows, it might actually have worked if I hadn't felt so trapped...

And it isn't like I didn't gain anything from the experience -- it got me my alias: 'Gamiila' was my Bedouin name.
meko00
Oct. 17th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
:-)

Oh? I'm sure I've asked this before, but what does it mean?
gamiila
Oct. 18th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
'Beauty', or 'beautiful'. Arabs are nothing if not flatterers! ;-)
meko00
Oct. 18th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
Aha. ;-) And they so are. *shakes head in remembered bafflement*

Maybe I should learn Arabic sometime... along with every other language on earth...
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