… about absent on-line friends?
For the last month or so, I’ve chatted and/or exchanged e-mails with an on-line friend. Last time we conversed was Friday evening, and he ended the conversation abruptly. It wasn’t all that unusual, since he has 2 preteen kids who are a priority in his life - he’s signed off before to tend to boo-boos or school activities or other crises that come with kids.
But it’s been 4 days. I’ve not seen him on IM - tho I haven’t been on a lot myself. Nor has he responded to a couple of e-mails - usually he’s very prompt. I don’t have his home phone, and I don’t know that it’d be appropriate to call anyway. Still, I’m a little worried.
Did something happen to one of the kids? His wife? Him? His computer? It occurs to me that I may never know.
It’s also possible that he was an imaginary friend - he could have invented a family to see if he could pull it off. Maybe he got bored with the game.
Or maybe something happened. So I’m fretting a wee bit, trying not to let my over-active imagination fun amok. Sometimes the cyber-world is no fun.
I’m not alone in this, am I?