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What planet is this assclown from?

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SolidGoldBrass Sun 13-Oct-13 22:52:30

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)?

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

Hahahah that is brilliant

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

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

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.

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

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

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".

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

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

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...

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

assclowns come from uranus , obviously....

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

laughing like Muttley here.

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

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.

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

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

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 00:32:04

What a weird bloke hmm

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

ditto writers group!!

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

trashcanjunkie Mon 14-Oct-13 00:17:30

blimey! just.... blimey.

SolidGoldBrass Mon 14-Oct-13 00:15:37

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.

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

He sounds like a keeper! I'd go!!

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

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

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


nope- I have no words.

hashtagwhatever Sun 13-Oct-13 23:31:20

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

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

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

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!

LaurieFairyCake Sun 13-Oct-13 23:18:57

Lucky you're happily single

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

What a weirdo

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

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

"You Assclown you!"

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