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Good Intentions?

by taking off the mask (writer), Los Angeles, December 28, 2010

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Lemurs know better than men

As the cat in the hat says “it’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how” I couldn’t agree more. When does fun turn into to much?

Yesterday I went to the zoo with my friend who’s visiting for winter break. When we were in one section of the zoo one of the workers started talking to us and he asked us to take pictures of him with the animals with our cameras. So we snapped away at the handsome guy surrounded by Lemurs. When he was satisfied with our shots he took my number to send a text message with his email to my phone, so I could later send him the pictures. Innocent, right?

Later he texted me a text reminding me to send him the pictures with a smiley face, I told him I would and thought that would be it. Later I received another text from him saying I should add him on Facebook. So I did, figuring rather than emailing him all the photos I could just tag him, so it made it easier for me.

This morning I received a text inviting my friend and me to a pool party with a bar and DJ that ends in the morning. My friend and I joked which one of us would be his date but I told her since she is single she should go for it. I then signed onto Facebook and decided to look at his pictures. I noticed he had some with a lady and smiling small kids. Before jumping to conclusions I texted him asking if he was married and he said yes, and that he got married young, at age 19.

My friend and I were both a little taken by the news. We replayed the scene and decided his behavior was not all innocent and he sent mixed messages. He could have done things very differently. He could have simply written his email down and left it at that. He shouldn’t have asked me to add him on Facebook in my opinion and shouldn't have invited us to a party.

Maybe we are both looking to into it to much, or maybe he was wrong. I am curious to see the view of Broowaha on this matter. Do you think he was crossing lines or just being friendly?

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By Deborah Horton on December 29, 2010 at 10:39 am

I always go with the "if it quacks like a duck" philosophy. He wants to friend you, he states, as a defensive or explanatory means, that he got married at 19 and early (implying mistake), and he's going to all night pool parties inviting women he just met at the zoo. Sounds like he's hung around with a few too many monkeys to me.....

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By SZU on January 03, 2011 at 10:19 pm

I agree with Gary, avoid talking to strangers (guys) who try and be 'extra-friendly'! :)

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By PATRICK PETION on January 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

as i said in the past it is important to used our own judgement.and also be friendly isn't a crime in my opinion, we can also ad that the guy life is all open. if he was up to something he will not invite you to have his face book account were you can meet his family. I really believe he was friendly as you were. you do not know what a smile can do. read how to win friend and influence people. to end that is usually sale people approach, it is not always about love, most of the time been friendly can mean a new house or a car or life insurance policy it is business. most sale has happen in social setting than in office.

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By taking off the mask on March 31, 2011 at 04:54 pm

@Tazz and Patrick - Turns out he wasn't just trying to be friendly. I went to the zoo this week for photography and saw him. We spoke for a few minutes and he texted me after that he wanted to kiss me and etc. In some cases your right but the girls (Deborah and SZU)figured this guy out pretty quickly

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