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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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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...