—-the names have been changed to protect myself—-
During my second week here in France (early September), I logged onto Facebook and did my normal add-friends-poke-back-wall-post deal as usual. Unlike MySpace, I never really check who I’m adding, I just do. The ‘book is just not as crazy as MySpace so I don’t find the need for background checks.
Well, maybe that time has come, because just when I thought Mark Zuckerberg had made it safe to Facebook, I got a message from “Julie” on Facebook messenger:
“Welcome to Nancy! I am excited that you are here.”
“Thanks,” I answered.
“I am friends with your teammate. I saw your practice today.”
“Have I met you before?” I asked.
“No. Just saying hi,” she replied.
Like most random people who hit me up on FB Messenger, she just wanted to say hi. I was fine with that.
A few days later, she hit me up again.
“How are you?”
“I’m cool,” I answered.
“I miss you,” she said.
“Wait, what? I don’t even know you. I’ve never met you before.”
The whole “I miss you” thing
“Why are you being mean? O.K. then. Goodbye,” she wrote.
The next day at practice I told my teammates about the whole interaction. Naturally, they asked how she looked. I tried to help them focus on the point of the matter. She had never met me and she missed me. That pretty much negates everything else anyway.
So a few days later, I was with my man Lamayn at a local club and she showed up. I felt kinda bad about what I last said to her and since this was our first meeting, I apologized, but told her that it’s not normal for someone to miss someone they had never met.
The next day she hit me up on FB Messenger again.
“So are we still on for Friday?”
“What do you mean are we still on?” I asked her.
“You told me we would get together on Friday.”
“No, I didn’t. I said one sentence to you. I never said anything about that.”
“Why do you change your mind?”
“I DIDNT TELL YOU THAT SO MY MIND NEVER CHANGED.”
“Then when you are ready to spend time with me let me know,” she said.
Then an hour later:
“You can just tell me if you want to hang out with me or not,” she said.
I wasn’t near my computer so it went unanswered.
“Fine. I guess I have my answer,” she wrote.
A week later she sent me a message about how she doesn’t want me to leave the team and that she read in the local paper that I could be leaving soon. I disregarded it.
Fast forward to November 8th.
I had just gotten back home from a road trip to Cholet. It was 1:15 AM and I was about to leave my spot to go to Lamayns to pick him up and hit the club.
As I walked out of front of my apartment building, there was “Julie” at the call box.
“Who are you here to see?” I asked, befuddled.
“Don’t do this to me,” she said.
“Don’t do what? You’re clearly not here to see me.”
“Please don’t do this, not again. You know I’m here to see you.”
“Are you serious right now? I didn’t invite you here. Don’t do what to you?”
“You told me to come over.”
“No, I didn’t. I’m clearly leaving. It’s 1:20 in the morning. I’m going downtown. I was supposed to meet up with Lamayn 5 minutes ago,” I informed her.
She started getting teary eyed and I felt a little bad.
“Where, when, how did I tell you to meet me here right now?” I asked her.
“We spoke on MSN,” she answered.
“Well, I don’t have MSN. People in the US use AIM. MSN is for Frenchy’s. Everyone knows that I don’t have MSN. If thats true, what’s my screen name?”
“It’s Boom Tho,” she mumbled.
“I mean, that appears to be a good guess, but I don’t have MSN so someone is playing a joke on you or you’re lying.”
“I don’t believe you,” she said. “I think you’re lying to me.”
“YOU don’t believe ME?” I nearly yelled out. “O.K. I’ll prove it to you.”
It was nearing 1:30 now, but I didn’t care. I ran upstairs and grabbed my laptop. I brought it back down and proceeded to scroll through all my apps. MSN was nowhere to be found. I then took the laptop back upstairs and came back down. She was teary eyed again.
Maybe she thought I was going to invite her up or something but that was the furthest thought from my mind. I was late for party time with Lamayn.
“So there you have it. Sorry to tell you, but either you’re being pranked, or you’re lying to me. Either way, I have to go.”
I got in my car and left and had a great time that night. I ended our Facebook friendship (first time I’ve ever ended a FB friendship) and I haven’t heard from her since.