Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Am I in the wrong generation, or???


I was chatting on the drive into work this morning with a friend who volunteers in my office.

She: "I have go to tell you something, even if it's TMI."
Me: "OK, what?"

Now I wish I wouldn't have asked...but I had to hear it, and now so do you. Apparently my friend S has a friend who wants to be more than her friend.

His way of telling her was to text her asking if he could send her a "naughty picture."

I'm thinking...what kind of naughty?

S knew exactly what naughty meant (naked) and replied, "OK, but don't expect one back." Apparently expecting one back is naked text picture etiquette.

Huh?

Anyhow, he sent her the photo and she told me way too many details about the bits of someone I don't know.

"I think he's trying to get me to think of him as more than a friend," she said.

I personally don't know how any male could think this would be a successful technique for getting a date (or getting into a friend's pants.) Tip for the uninitiated: don't offer!

But more confusing to me was the fact that this was apparently commonplace.

Mind you, I've been off the market for more than six years, but I still have my share of rude come-ons. However...I've never had a guy text/email/snail mail me a naked picture. Or ask to.

I asked my friend L, who is the same age as me: "Is this a generational thing, (because S is 23 and we are 34), or are we just in the wrong social texting group?"

L replied, "It's a generational thing. Our generation's big thing was people getting on the internet."

Huh. I don't know if I should feel spared or ripped off!

20 comments:

Robert Tres said...

I don't think that it is a generational thing. For example, I am 55 yrs old and I'm sending pics all the time. That is how I landed my last job; staff dancer at a nursing home.

(I was fired for an unfortunate misunderstanding involving the copy machine and a potted plant.)

Senorita said...

I don't know what is up with guys, but it's not a generational thing. Men love to send pics of their bits. I've been surprised (and not in a good way) where I will be on the IM and the dude on the other end will IM pics of him naked, usually holding his Johnson. They won't even warn me or ask permission, and once I was at work while Mr. Pervo sent it to me.

LL Cool Joe said...

Really? Geez I really haven't lived at all have I?

Where's my camera?

Boonie S said...

Nobody’s ever sent me a naked photo of themselves – and having read this I now feel to be the poorer for it.
Fun post. Thanks.

Have a good day, Boonie

Lynn said...

"I think he's trying to get me to think of him as more than a friend," she said. ... you think?

Laughing out loud at Robert Tres's comment!!!

Fireblossom said...

the lolcat is hilarious.

I can't imagine what goes through some men's minds ( and i dun wanna know)

G said...

Ummmm, yah.

I have no idea where to got with this one, but I thought I would pop in and give you an award.

"The So-Far-From-Left-Field-That-It-Came-From-Right-Field" award for the second most blindsided topic that I've read in the past two days.

The award also comes with a very nifty yet exquisitely cheap diamond zirconium necklace that falls apart the second you touch it.

Also comes with a bumper sticker with a picture of your favorite politician saying "Miss Me Yet?"

Granny Annie said...

I cannot comment until I get up from the floor and regain my senses. You have opened an entire new page of life for me. I guess if I was planning to open a nudist colony I could view prospective member's members:)

You need to give Robert Tres some kind of comment award. funnnnnnnyyy!

WhatIGotSoFar said...

I don't see how looking at a nude image of me would make a woman want to do me. I need the element of mystery and frankly, powerful intoxicants to not get shot down.

Aliceson said...

Must be a generational thing. And, I have to add, at 30, I feel super-old. When I first started dating my husband 12 years ago (now I really feel old), I didn't even have a cell phone. I talked to him on the corded landline phone from my parents kitchen and be damned if I was going to send him naked pictures of myself so he would like me. WTF? Perhaps it's different for men and sending nekkid pics of themselves is their attempt at flirting.

Alpha Za said...

jeez, does anyone really want naked pictures of themselves on the internet? seriously?

rockygrace said...

I must be ancient, because if some dude sent me a naked pic of himself, all it would do is skeeve me out.

RA said...

Hah! And who said women were treated as objects? :D

Darth Weasel said...

Mr. Tres, that was a fortunate incident. The unfortunate part was it was the plant that was potted, not you...

(generational alcohol reference ftw)

Mama Zen said...

I vote for spared!

Riot Kitty said...

LMAO everyone! I guess nothing generates so many comments as fast as an e-mail about nudity or sex?

WIGSF: I miss your blog! Email me: ml_madison@yahoo.com

Scarlet Ily said...

Robert Tres needs to apply at our ALF...we could use someone with his skills! lol

PS - I'm familiar with sexting...never done it, but it's big nowadays (no pun intended).

Sidhe said...

Don't know because I feel a little bit ripped off myself. Perhaps nude pictures of prospective partners would have enabled me to make better decisions in my earlier days...it's possible, right?

Riot Kitty said...

Ily: I was cracking up before you said "no pun intended"!
Sidhe: Hola! And LMAO!

Holland said...

If anybody would send me a picture of himself holding his whatnot to make me look at him more than just a friend... I probably send him a picture back of me holding a tube of toothpaste... with a little note that says something like: "forget about it.... the one I hold last a lot longer and no chance of a bad after taste!"