Just Ignore the Peanut Gallery
Posted October 27, 2007 by beamlette and Jill in WV
Pete: So if you want, I’ll send you the address to a good chat room. It’s pretty much unknown and there aren’t a lot of losers hanging there most of the time. You wouldn’t believe the things some guys say in those chat rooms to get some girl’s attention – like, “You’re so hot, my motherboard’s fusing together!” Major idiocy!
Persephone: Yes… I would hope it would -- if nothing else to spare the rest of the world any more of their tripe!
Pete: Another one: “Is it hot in this chat room or is it just you?” No joke. At first it’s funny. Then it’s like a train wreck, you’re just curious to see what happens next. Then it gets predictable.
Persephone: Sadly, yes – so much of human behaviour is predictable, is it not?
JB: *still nursing jaw* No kiddin’, ice princess…
Pete: Yeah – people waste too much time trying to be clever. If they’d just get real, it might go better for ’em --
Persephone: Are you listening, D’Angelo? You may well benefit from these observations, rather than obsessing on your so-called injury.
JB: Yeah, yeah… it’s not like it NEVER works –
Pete: Well, it depends on what – or who – you want, then. Not my thing, though.
Persephone: So true. We each have free will, and it is up to us to sort the wheat from the chaff for ourselves –
JB: There ya go again, Frosty - nice talk. Separate the wheat from the shaft? No wonder I get mixed messages from you. *mutter*.
Pete: Hey, D’Angelo, do you tells girls you invented “Hotmail” just for them?
JB: Hey! I like that one – can I use it?
Persephone: I understand we are all different – heaven knows, my brother has taught me that lesson well! Now there is a purveyor of come-on lines extraordinaire – in quite a different mold from the boy from Nouvelle Jersey over there.
Pete: Yeah, he seems to have a million of ‘em, doesn’t he?
Pete: Eh, maybe we should cut the poor guy some slack. Maybe he’s just having an off day, y’know?
Persephone: Or an off incarnation…
Not to worry about D’Angelo, though – he is right; sometimes it DOES work!
D’Angelo: Mmm, they sure grow ‘em tall and beautiful where you come from, babe. A guy could get real used to this view!
Clara’s Fin: *giggle* I like the view, too!
JB bounces back fast!
Then there was the episode that took its cues from a popular old board game–