What planet is this assclown from?

(35 Posts)

About 15 years ago, I ran a writers' group with some friends. Though it's been defunct for years, it still comes up if the relevant terms are searched for, and every now and again (about once every couple of years or so) I will get an email from someone interested in joining the group. I always reply politely, explaining that it's not running any more and offering suggestions as to where else the person might go for useful advice. So I got one of these emails last week and sent the usual reply, and got another email back from the enquirer which said ' Thanks. I would like to meet you when my divorce is finalised.'

WTF? I thought, and sent another email along the lines of 'try googling local writers' groups'. And now the mad fucker has sent me an invitation to come along to court for his next divorce hearing.

In what universe is this a) an appropriate way to behave and b) likely to win a woman's heart (or fanjo)?

YouTheCat Sun 13-Oct-13 22:54:24

His next divorce hearing?

Well he sounds like a keeper. hmm grin

PeppermintPasty Sun 13-Oct-13 22:56:01

What on earth are you complaining about SGB? God, you'll never get a man with that attitude....

Onesleeptillwembley Sun 13-Oct-13 22:56:11

Is it (remotely) possible he's thinking he's emailing someone else? What a random thing to write to a stranger.

Tommy Sun 13-Oct-13 22:56:23

just made me laugh!! Thank you grin grin
(what a nutter)

Onesleeptillwembley Sun 13-Oct-13 22:56:36

Sorry - I mean someone else from his address book.

MsWilliamTheBloody Sun 13-Oct-13 22:58:33

Maybe he's not massively into romantic dinners and thought it would be something 'different'?

Odd for a first date though.

More of a second or third date thing.

meditrina Sun 13-Oct-13 22:58:50

Well, I'd email back "I think this message must have been intended for a different recipient".

And that recipient is either a) a different person who he did mean to send this message to or b) a bizarre fantasy woman who he imagines might respond.

Then again, there is that old adage that if you ask enough people, one day someone will say yes. Maybe he's trialling it?

YouTheCat Sun 13-Oct-13 23:03:51

Could you ask him to send you half his earnings just to save time with the whole getting married/divorced thing? grin

JumpOnIt Sun 13-Oct-13 23:14:24

Have I missed something? Is a "divorce hearing" a euphemism for something I am not aware of?

I want to know who was stupid enough to marry him in the first place!

ICameOnTheJitney Sun 13-Oct-13 23:16:04

Assclown grin my next insult that is...I'm saving it up.

"You Assclown you!"

Lucky you're happily single

Or you'd just be salivating with anticipation at an invite like that hmm

What a weirdo

TidyDancer Sun 13-Oct-13 23:20:54

If I didn't recognise your name, I might think you were making this up!

How utterly bizarre!

FunnyRunner Sun 13-Oct-13 23:29:03

Maybe he writes romantic fiction and thinks this is the beginning of something beautiful grin

oh don't be mean. sounds like a fantastic day out.

YoureBeingADick Sun 13-Oct-13 23:31:54

ummm.....

nope- I have no words.

Coffeenowplease Sun 13-Oct-13 23:32:51

I think you should go. Would be hilarious. Then you can update us all.

ErinExquisite001 Sun 13-Oct-13 23:47:37

He sounds like a keeper! I'd go!!
:-|

I am ignoring him at the moment. I don't intend to engage with him as I hope he will get bored and go away. If he gets tiresome, though, and I need to have him warned off or something, it's probably best if I can show that I haven't been stringing him along in any way.

blimey! just.... blimey.

thebody Mon 14-Oct-13 00:25:24

he sees 'book club' as a euphemism.

to be honest I usually think they are swingers.grin

thebody Mon 14-Oct-13 00:25:53

ditto writers group!!

Darkesteyes Mon 14-Oct-13 00:32:04

What a weird bloke hmm

exexpat Mon 14-Oct-13 00:34:33

Was it a 'specialist'/erotic writing group?

But whatever the case, ignore ignore ignore. He is obviously bonkers, as the invitation to a divorce hearing as first date must prove...

Darkesteyes Mon 14-Oct-13 00:37:55

A divorce hearing as a first date. That IS a new one!

Notafoodbabyanymore Mon 14-Oct-13 00:44:30

See, now, this is where a little [glue] emoticon would be appropriate.

Seriously, the bloke's off his tits on something if he thinks this would ever be appropriate behaviour.

I sort of want you to go though.

joanofarchitrave Mon 14-Oct-13 00:50:22

laughing like Muttley here.

I'd email him back saying 'Many thanks for a fantastic anecdote.'

pollywollydoodle Mon 14-Oct-13 01:36:59

assclowns come from uranus , obviously....

pollywollydoodle Mon 14-Oct-13 01:40:01

is he hoping that this plotline will tempt you to restart your group?
ignore him and his strange date plans...

RedorBlack Mon 14-Oct-13 05:05:10

And they say romance is dead! Best snap that one up quickly gringringrin

ElleBelly Mon 14-Oct-13 06:13:17

Haha! Most romantic thing I've ever heard. Can you imagine the ex wife's reaction. "Let me introduce you to this total stranger I googled and invited along on this incredibly stressful and difficult day to hear the finer details of our finances and relationship history".

Pobblewhohasnotoes Mon 14-Oct-13 07:02:59

Well it's an original first date I guess...

thebody Mon 14-Oct-13 07:52:35

as my dm used to say, if you are too picki body you won't get anybody',!!!!! heed wise words SGB.grin

he sounds delightful.

DropYourSword Mon 14-Oct-13 07:56:40

Pffft, at least you know he's available! Sounds like a keeper!

bebopanddoowop Mon 14-Oct-13 08:11:09

Hahahah that is brilliant

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