I wonder why I have twinges of wondering, every so often, if someone I’ve recently met online is actually someone I know, who I’ve told to go away, who is lying to me and pretending that they’re someone else? This happened last week, although I had a damn good feeling about the fact that the person was lying to me. Found out a few days later that they were. I wasn’t surprised, but it got me wondering if my instincts will ever miss something like that.
I know who was pretending to be incognito during my radio show that night a few weeks ago, I had a hunch from the moment I did a /whois on them in irc, and the more little hints they dropped, the more things I did designed to get a certain reaction, and they reacted just as I thought they might. I never really had confirmation about it, but I know somehow. So now, every so often, I get a twinge of paranoia about people who I don’t know that well who have started chatting with me possibly being someone I actually know really well who is lying to me about who they are. I think my problem with it is that it feels like a violation – if you’re lying to someone in that way, you’re not respecting them at all, and that’s just wrong.