Here's something odd that just happened, while editing I received a message from someone who wasn't on my service provider and I didn't wish to accept it but hit the wrong button. It was a teen claiming I was another kid. The language was mostly text abbreviations etc. I couldn't remember how to block her messages but I told her "sorry but you have the wrong person. I'm not in the States even, and I am a mother of two. Not your friend's pseudonym at all."
They didn't let up. I reduced it and then they continued typing ruder and ruder little messages as they thought I was their girlfriend.
Honestly, I thought if they did this sort of thing to the wrong person, well, you know what I mean?
I told her that she'd probably got one letter off and that she should check.
She kept on going on about how I wasn't older...and to stop it. I reduced it for five more minutes...then I brought it back up.
Finally I addressed her a message in French, telling her to stop bothering people and go find the right address.
Then I told her, "see? I don't think your friend has learned French since the last time you saw her...huh?"
Finally she gave up!
Is this the way the kids use the system of instant messaging? I'm pretty appalled. My kids don't use it, they only send e mail, and frankly I police it.
What if this child had gotten someone who wasn't a mother and concerned about their safety?
Here I was just minding my own business. I could block it but I have friends and family. As she was on a non provider system and thought she had the right address, my keystroke meant I couldn't block her!
I'm kind of worried if this is the way people communicate now.
And happier about this place.
What do you think?
I was born under a wandering star.