My agent grumbled for over a year about my head shots. In December, I noticed some head shots I liked on Facebook and I booked a session. I chose new shots with my agent’s help and uploaded a new pic to Facebook.
Everyone liked it, some a bit too much.
I received a message from some guy from Gambia I apparently accepted as a friend because he was friends with another Facebook friend. The conversation progressed like this. Gambia guy asked how I was. I said fine. Gambia guy gushed how wonderful that was, how interesting his country was and how I should visit Gambia. I ignored him and stopped replying. Mostly because I don’t like to chat and certainly have no interest in traveling to a country where its hot and humid as Hades with bugs the size of dinosaurs. Gambia guy tried again in a couple days, exact repeat of above conversation, like the first conversation never existed. So, either he’s automated his spam or he’s a bit dense. He’s gone away for now and I hope he stays there.
I received another message from a guy on the see coast of France who said he used to live in California. Within hours of the Gambia guy’s message. I figured I wouldn’t hold poor spelling against him and replied with a Hi, I’m fine. See coast of France guy asks me when we can chat. I inform him I do not like to chat. He’s taken aback. He asks me how my night is and I tell him I’m working. The next day, I get the how is your night question again. Now, I’m thinking he cannot spell or read. He moves on to how old I am which I tell him and he informs me I still look young and beautiful. Now, I believe he cannot see very well either. He moves on to “are you married with kids”, to which I reply “No, I have a partner and two dogs”. He then insists I need the love of a husband, not a boyfriend. Pissed, I leave the conversation and so does he.
Yes, I should know better than to indulge these creepy friends. I know I should unfriend them. The conversations are just so darn amusing. And my choice of new head-shot is confirmed as attention getting. May it attract as many directors and producers as it has worms.