I tried to talk with strangers last night. My second oldest daughter told me about this website and she suggested I check it out. So we did.
” I have to warn you Mom…” she said as I was searching for the site.
” I know, there are perverts everywhere! I’ve been around the block a couple of times myself kiddo.”
” Yeah, but on here everyone asks A/S/L and they won’t talk to you unless you give it.”
” Well, I am not giving it. We’ll see how it goes.” I said.
So I signed on and immediately a stranger said hi and asked a/s/l. Now for those of you who aren’t chat officianados that is a request for ‘age, sex, location’. Do you wonder why I didn’t feel like sharing?
I hung up on the first person. A new stranger says hi. I said hi. I said it was my first time on Omegle. They asked me something perverse and I hung up.
The third person asked a/s/l? I told them I didn’t feel like responding. They asked me if I was horny. I hung up.
A fourth stranger hung up and I hadn’t even typed hi yet. That showed me it was easier to get a new stranger if your last stranger hangs up on you!
I said to my daughter it was fun. She said ” I told you, you have to tell people what your a/s/l is. I said “Wrong.”
I found a new stranger and instead of typing ” hi” because that seemed a little tiresome I typed ” woe is me”. They asked what is wrong? I said I’m too old. They asked how old and I said ” I’d rather not say, it hurts too much to be cast aside just because I’m over 20″. They said they’d talk to me.
I had my stranger! Turns out that my stranger was a young Londoner who was up very late because he had been watching videos on Youtube and he needed to chill out a bit. I was thrilled. We talked about languages and the UK and we talked about appliances here in the US. We talked about politics and Apple products. It was a nice conversation that probably lasted 20 minutes. In the end my new stranger friend said he was going to print a log of the convo because I had given him some great ideas. He said he was going to start a new website for oldsters like me! He said old people’s ideas were invaluable.
So how do you like that? I told my daughter about the conversation when she looked up from her ipod about 15 minutes into my conversation with “my stranger”. She asked how it was going. I said I’m having a nice conversation. She asked ” with who?” I said the same guy I started talking to 20 minutes ago. She looked at the chat and she started laughing.
“You are funny Mom.”
I nodded and smiled. I turned back to the screen where my young London friend had written ” night Gorgeous”.
I nodded and smiled.