Okay, just when I think I have seen it all, there it is…it’s inevitable that I will come across yet another thing in life that will leave me in disbelief. I was doing my regular surfing among the promotional sites, when I came across "Imaginary Girlfriends.com". I almost hate to put the link here, as I imagine the people reading this that are going to click on over there, and how many may actually sign up, and what is going through their heads when they do. Some scary thoughts start popping into my head.
Some people will do just about anything to gain confidence, or to be deceptive, both fooling themselves and the world.
The ad talks about the reasons you might be in need of this service. Tired of having friends and family tell you that you need to have a girlfriend? Want to get over on an ex-girlfriend and make her jealous, along with a few others. It’s a good thing the woman I wrote about in “Alls Fair in Love and War”, didn’t see this ad, only in her case the opposite, “Imaginary Boyfriends.com”. I somehow think she would have been a regular customer.
When you sign up, you can send them information about yourself, and make up how you met, so that the “girlfriend”, can send you fake love letters sprayed with perfume. Depending on the girl you choose, because they are all unique, they will email you, web cam you, instant message you, and send you photos, a special gift. Then when your time is up, you can have the pleasure of feeling superior and break up with your imaginary girlfriend, or you can extend your service, of course, if you choose. Hell, why not just give them all a whirl?
I have to wonder what some of the thoughts going through the customer’s mind is, as they run around lying to all their friends and family about their “girlfriend”. Do they pass their imaginary love letter around for all to see? Leave it on the coffee table and invite their ex-girlfriend over, or better yet the person they are interested in now? Do you frame the photos that they send you, and display them in a prominent place, and carry a few in your wallet? Do they disappear for a weekend now and then, only to come back and lie some more about what a sex filled weekend they have just spent with her? And just how many helpless smucks are actually going to start believing the whole façade, before it’s over?
What do you think?