You post an ad on Craig's List. An intriguing one. It's my first time replying to one, but I figure, what the heck, I'll do it.
Now, how you totally scare me off:
1. Reply in a matter of 5 minutes. Late on a Friday night. (At that point, after seeing her photo, I realized that it was someone who had e-mailed on the dormant Match.com account, that I wasn't that interested in, but I think about getting back to her in a couple days, after the 30 hour working weekend. Couldn't hurt, I figure.)
2. Send another e-mail on Saturday, asking if you're interested. Tone is insistent.
3. Send another one on Sunday, repeating your question, but even more insistent this time. I get both these e-mails at the same time and this makes it worse.
4. Send another one on Tuesday, but this time, a little scarily, from your myspace.com account, where you have somehow tracked down your account. The tone of this e-mail is a little bitter and disappointed. It has been three days since the original contact and I've worked 40 hours in those three days and seen a concert, and now I'm pissed. And totally scared off. I was going to reply, but certainly not going to now.
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