I Was The Horror Story
Just because we often meet people who are the creepy ones, it doesn’t make us immune from being the creepy ones. This honest person on Reddit shared their story about meeting their internet friends in person. On the flip side, they were the horror story.
They said, “I was part of an online writing community that I enjoyed and I made a lot of good friends through the years. One man and his wife were visiting from another country so another guy from my area and I were going to take them to dinner and have a nice in-person evening with sight-seeing and conversation.” We all have good days and bad days. It happens. This person just so happened to meet up with their internet friend on a bad day.
They said, “my (now ex) husband and I were having major issues and I was near my mental and emotional breaking point. I had lost 15 pounds in three weeks just from pure stress. On top of that, my family had chosen that evening to have a get-together for my uncle who would soon be traveling to undergo surgery for cancer.”
That’s completely understandable. It would even be a good topic to discuss at dinner since their internet friends would probably feel compassion for them. Unfortunately, they were only a shell of the person they were. They said, “I showed up in the body, but that was basically it. My mind was a million miles away. I wasn’t talkative at all, and I left after about an hour. I feel like I lost three good friends that evening because of my behavior at dinner and my subsequent withdrawal from the whole community. I’m sure they look back on that evening and think what a nightmare host I was.” At least they didn’t lie about their age or stalk them like many other people on this list experienced. Even though it’s a sad way to end a friendship, it’s better than others (via Reddit).