Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Return To Sender
You are chatting away with a friend; they say "see you around" and go off. Next day you call round and there's no reply - nothing. You try phoning; e-mailing, texting - silence. You check their address with the authorities and you're told "address not found".
You've been meeting someone regularly, you look forward to their news and then one day they don't turn up. Each day you go back, but they're not there.
And you start wondering. What has happened to them; why no contact? And you start worrying.
I always looked forward to reading "Just a Normal Chick": except 2 weeks ago her blog disappeared. I clicked on her link and was told that her blog could not be found. What's happened?
I always think the worst so I started imagining that her partner had smashed the PC, except I know she wrote her posts at work. Maybe she's been sacked or is forbidden to use the PC for non work related activities. But that doesn't explain the message - it looks as if her blog's been deleted!!!!!
This is too much. Now a while back she was upset by some comments she'd received; maybe she'd had enough and made it impossible for the jerk to insult her by removing herself from the blogosphere. After an appropriate period she'll reappear. Or maybe she still out there with a new blog on WordPress. But if so, why weren't we told. And if someone had been bothering why not tell us, her friends, and we'd go round and duff up the plonker in cyberspace sort of way!
Am I taking all this too personally?
Then there's "It's me Penelope". In early June she's planning her trip to Amsterdam - a 2 week break - and then back to tell us all about it. Since then sod all. People would drop by, bang on the door and shout through the letter box, "Are you there?" but only silence. I got so desperate that I left a comment on one of her friend's blogs; but nothing. Maybe, just maybe, Penelope was also tired of some jerky comments on her post. Or she simply tired of blogging. Or maybe it's something more serious.
And what about "100 MPH and counting". I'd just discovered his fascinating tales of work, biking and all. He tells us he's lost his job in late May and since then nothing.......except both Normal Chick and Penelope are followers. Is it too fanciful to imagine that they've run off together and are hold up in a five star blog in Philly watching videos of the Cowboys greatest games?
Do I take all this far too seriously? You will tell me?
A while back, I thought "The Cathedral Choir" hadn't posted for a while, so I rat ta ta tatted on his window, just to make sure he was ok. I'm glad to say he was.
Now if you don't hear from me for while, put out an all points bulletin or a message in the lost and found of the local paper.
That's if you're all still out there!