A few days ago, someone answered an ad I have (does this sound familiar? Sorry.)
with a picture and an (infuriatingly vague) "hi"
I thought I recognized the picture as an acquaintance (I think) of a friend.
How's that for 6.34 degrees of separation?
That said, I knew a bit about him already. So, I wrote back. Politely.
He asked for a picture. I sent one. Politely.
That was that.
No word. Nada.
Of course, don't think this is the first time this has happened, far from it.
It's more like the straw-that's-making-the-camel's-back-really-want-to-throw-someone-to-the-ground-and-stomp-on-his-bloody-corpse.
Sorry, I meant "break"
Of the two most recent such rejections, I'm not sure which is worse, but, yeah, I think this one is
Maybe it's just bad karma from my avoiding you-know-who-down-there the other day. (Though to my defense, I did meet him, never once said anything that was not completely complimentary to him, and I gave a very polite and reasonable reason for why I couldn't see him for a while(ok, ever).
But I'm not out of the fight just yet.
I have two tentative leads right now. God help me.