Somehow we started talking about expectations.
It started off playful, of course, with silly name-calling and ridiculous accusations that neither of us really meant. I don’t remember how we got to it, but things turned serious and he said you’ve met all my expectations so far so of course I asked him what were they?
His answer came after a short, weighted pause, and surprised me in being less a list of expectations, but a list of characteristics that described me. I didn’t buy it at first. No one perfectly meets every expectation on someone’s list! I could name you three things immediately why he’s not my girlhood image of Mr. Perfect.
“You are a disgrace to the Eastern Time Zone”
-T.Kolasa, after I woke up at 1pm to respond to a text he sent at 9:30am.
So I manage quite a lot of websites for different clubs on campus using WordPress, including Harvard Wushu. Of course, I don’t really go in and moderate these websites too much, just once every so often. To my surprise, one day after logging in there were 300+ comments.
Wow, I thought. Wushu suddenly got really popular!
Then I actually read through the comments, and realized most of them were spam. In fact, all of them were. What amused me greatly was the content of the spam. I must say I’m extremely impressed by the thought and detail you put into these spambots, and it saddened me that these wonderful praises of the non-existent writing on the wushu website was alas, only a script. If only I could get actual comments like this on my blog!