Venus And Lord Gumby
When we’re 15 years old, we don’t know any better. What we see is usually what we believe. This is also true for people on the internet. This user shared their experience with their internet friends Venus and Lord Gumby. They said, “I knew she was a woman but had no idea what she looked like. I also knew she was dating a guy in real life with the handle Lord Gumby, who was also a friend online. Being a socially misadjusted 15-year-old, I had a crush on her anyway even though I knew they were both like 18.”
It’s completely normal to have a crush on someone who’s a few years older than you, especially as a teenager. There’s something mysterious about an 18-year-old woman. They said, “this was like 1992, so privacy wasn’t as big concern and they knew my address. This was also when people would randomly come by your house to see if you were home. That’s unfathomable today.” If this happened today, people would lock their doors and call the cops. Even though it’s the sad reality of the world we live in, there’s nothing we can do about it.
He said, “so one Saturday morning I’m at home on my computer totally disheveled, un-showered, and just gross in ratty sweatpants and no shirt. I hear a knock on the front door and go open it. There’s a woman who was incredibly beautiful standing there and she just goes “Hi! I’m Venus!” I stood there for a minute it seemed like jaw dropped trying to say something when Lord Gumby walked up and was like “Hey doofus, ever met a woman before?”
Needless to say, I wanted to sink into a hole in the ground and die.” That’s one way of finally meeting your internet friends. At least they were friendly and made jokes to lighten the vibe. It could’ve been a lot worse (via Ranker).