I think I might have just scared someone into never logging in to YM anymore. Ha! Ha!
It took me about a year and a half to start using YM again after a few incidents of spam messages from spammers (who else?) as well as the need to avoid certain people and of course the disappearance of the original people whom I used to communicate via YM. The main reason however was because Yahoo! and everything that contained that word was banned at work, and Vista (at home) had the habit of jamming up each time I opened YM (still does, but not as frequently as before)
Anyway, I was logged on to YM just awhile ago, chatted for awhile with a friend who logged out soon after to have dinner. As I was staring at the blogger page wondering why I can't seem to write anything properly these days (I must admit, churning out posts is becoming alarmingly difficult... perhaps it is time for a break, which I don't feel like taking) I saw an old 'friend' pop online.
Now for a bit of history, this friend and I connected pretty well back in the day, sharing similar interest in books and writing, and although we did get cut off from each other for awhile after graduation, we managed to reconnect about a year and a half later. And then after two years of communicating, all of a sudden, this person disappears from the face of the universe (deletes me from his Friendster list (one of the earlier social networks that I joined because he invited me as he liked to keep 'all his friends under one roof') Those were his exact words. So I was a tad bit puzzled over that exceedingly unfriendly act.
Ever since then, this person has been missing in action, but I suppose everyone has their reasons for doing so. My sister says he's constantly PMSing... which I suppose could be the case. As I have recently started using YM again, I noticed this person come online only to go offline a few seconds later. Out of respect for his decision to not want to communicate with me anymore, I left him well alone. Except for today, that is.
And guess what, the moment I sent a message (a short one saying 'hello'), he immediately went offline again. So much for trying to reconnect. I bet he's going to remain invisible for a long, long time after this. But then again, this whole thing might just be part of my imagination!