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.
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!