“Be my friend?”

Written on August 27, 2009 at 11:03 pm
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6 more work days!

Work’s been a bit stressful today… Which really sucked. It did not help that I was preoccupied with something that was related to work (but not at the same time)… It’s complicated.  So yeah, work went very slowly today and overall it kinda sucked. I did get some stuff done, but not nearly as much as I wanted. I did a lot of research and emailed a dozen companies during work yesterday, but I only had 1 company email me back with a quote for the parts I wanted (for the project that I’m doing – yay for being vague).

Oh, and I got this total gem of an email in my inbox yesterday from a UK email address:

Hello dear
Greetings to you,My name is REMOVED, i read about you in this
site and i decide to communicate with you  and it will please me if you will be my friend,
i wish if you will respond to my mail box so that i will tell you more about my
self, i hope to hear from you.
yours REMOVED

Lack of spaces, capital letters, commas and proper spacing of any sort… All original, I just copied and pasted it from my email. The person apparently found my email from a fanlisting (I went to that fanlisting to check – my email was listed, but it isn’t any longer).

I have never had anyone randomly pull my email from a fanlisting and then proceed to email me and ask me if I’ll be their friend. In a way, it just seems so forward and rude. It’d be like me going up to a random stranger on the street and going “Hi! Want to be my friend?” Which would be probably socially acceptable if I was under the age of 5, but it still seems rude and forward reading it in an email. I’m not quite sure what to make of it, honestly. Have you ever gotten such a random and kinda awkwardly written email before? Ugh, weird people…

And, to end up on a good note (for once?), my dad’s been super awesome. Back when I was looking for my first camera (as in – only belongs to me!), I really wanted to get a DSLR, but because it was a gift from my parents for Christmas, they didn’t wanted to spend too much and I got a point-and-shoot camera instead (Sony Cybershot W150). Which is nice as well, and it fits into my small purse. But because I was still interested in SLRs, my dad gave me the old film SLR cameras (a Nikon and a Pentax), the camera bag and all the lenses and filters that we have for them. Which was really cool and I love it, but I hadn’t gotten around to buying film. So when my dad gave me some unused rolls of film, I got a little confused. But he’s really taken to the fact that I’m interested in photography (since he’s the one that bought the SLRs and all the lenses and filters and such) and has spent time sitting down with me and going over what all the different filters do. So I thought that was pretty cool of him.

Questions for you:

  1. What is the oddest, most recent email that you’ve received from someone that you don’t know?
  2. What’s something awesome that one of your parents have done for you lately (without being prompted to do so)?
  3. What is something that you’re looking forward to this weekend?
  4. Why did your parents pick the first name that they did for you?

My answers:

  1. ^ That one pretty much covers ‘odd’ and ‘recent’.
  2. My daddy bought me film for the SLRs so I can actually use them!
  3. Seeing Clay (tomorrow!) and watching a play on Sunday with my sisters (we’ve had tickets since June!).
  4. It was in the top 10 girls names the year before I was born (my parents obviously have no creativity, whatsoever).

7 Responses to ““Be my friend?””

  1. Jinny says:

    I have definitely gotten e-mails like that from people who find me through fanlistings. I’m pretty sure they’re just fucking around though. I never answer them, in any case.

  2. Kristi says:

    Wow, the fact that your dad is being so nice is really awesome and makes me happy!

    That is a very strange email o.O did you reply at all? I’m not sure what I would do if it got sent to me, hrm.

    What is the oddest, most recent email that you’ve received from someone that you don’t know?
    – It was an email from Matthew, asking me to come home.

    What’s something awesome that one of your parents have done for you lately (without being prompted to do so)?
    – My mom offered to put money in my bank account. Granted, she gave it all away to afew different people before it made it there but.. its the thought that counts.

    What is something that you’re looking forward to this weekend?
    – Partying tomorrow night!

    Why did your parents pick the first name that they did for you?
    – My mom was a fan of Kristy McNichol (some actress from her generation) so I got named after her. My grandma chose the spelling of my name.

  3. Deena says:

    Aww, have a nice rest. You look like you’ve worked hard. Yay for 6 more days of work!

    Eww, that is just rude. I bet it was some person who had wanted a good brain so badly and went to plastic surgery, only to find that the surgeon had put some six year old’s brain instead. O_o Do you have any suspects, like some previous spammers?

    Aargh, I am jealous. I really want a Sony Cybershot. I have a Samsung NV10 or something which has so many buttons that it is a 90% chance that I make a mistake whenever I turn it on. Your dad was nice to get you that!

    1. What is the oddest, most recent email that you’ve received from someone that you don’t know?
    Well, I have already deleted it but it was something to do with “top 10 ways to masturbate” or something. Bleurghh.
    2. What’s something awesome that one of your parents have done for you lately (without being prompted to do so)?
    My dad bought us a harp last week, because I have been learning for quite long but only rented one which was broken and out of tune (we had no tuning key).
    3. What is something that you’re looking forward to this weekend?
    Arranging my sister’s birthday party. Not to be at it, but to bake the cakes and pastries! 😀
    4. Why did your parents pick the first name that they did for you?
    My parents selected about a few very odd or original names that they thought would suit me and let my grandma choose. Since the name “Deena” sounded both Western and Thai they went with it.

    Anyway, take care, and I look foreward to more pictures of Sophie and Belarus!

  4. Dane says:

    1. What is the oddest, most recent email that you’ve received from someone that you don’t know?
    I don’t read the emails I get from people I don’t know, just delete them 😛

    2. What’s something awesome that one of your parents have done for you lately (without being prompted to do so)?
    Well, my mom recently told me that she does like Royce, so that was really great.

    3. What is something that you’re looking forward to this weekend?
    My days off, which aren’t even during the weekend, but whatever, they’re coming up.

    4. Why did your parents pick the first name that they did for you?
    They had a baby name book. My mom wanted to give her babies names that no one else had. She only succeeded with one: me. Epic fail.

  5. Caity says:

    Hahaha what a strange email. I would have been a bit creeped out. I’m so glad that your dad has been nice to you and gave you that film. What a nice gesture of him! :)

    What is the oddest, most recent email that you’ve received from someone that you don’t know?
    I got a strange email the other day from some guy wanting to be my friend. He got my email from my website and said I had a pretty nose and eye. (Apparently I have only one eye?) He wants to make friends and I help him make a website.

    What’s something awesome that one of your parents have done for you lately (without being prompted to do so)?
    Well, as a whole I think my parents have just been way better at giving me my space since I moved out into my own apartment and I have been really appreciative of that.

    What is something that you’re looking forward to this weekend?
    Some peace and quiet, maybe going to see my friend’s new apartment, and playing with my parent’s new puppy which I am addicted to. And of course blogging because I’m addicted to that, too.

    Why did your parents pick the first name that they did for you?
    My parents wanted something unique. Caitlin was a unique name at the time, believe me. My name is also Irish for Catherine which is my mother’s name.

  6. Jenna says:

    LOL I’ve gotten emails like that in the past before I got post box.

    It’s nice that your Dad has taken an interest in photography =)

    1. What is the oddest, most recent email that you’ve received from someone that you don’t know?
    Well recently the president of my university accidentally sent an email to all the students instead of the teachers demanding us to come to a meeting to discuss the new school year. Oops.

    2. What’s something awesome that one of your parents have done for you lately (without being prompted to do so)?
    My Mom asked me what I wanted for dinner for HER birthday. My Mom’s all sweet and caring like that. XD. It was okay though because we wanted the same thing for dinner anyway. Besides it’s her birthday XD.

    3. What is something that you’re looking forward to this weekend?
    Celebrating my mom’s birthday =D

    4. Why did your parents pick the first name that they did for you?
    They doctors and everyone thought I was going to be a guy so my mom just choose the first name she liked from the baby name book. If I had been a guy my name was going to Matthew lol.

  7. Holly says:

    Wow, that does sound very random! I don’t think I’ve ever got a message like that!

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