I haven’t used regular random online chat (using a program called MiRC) in ages. I used to use it all the time till about 5 or 6 years ago. And now I got a reminder as to why I don’t use it.
Random person comes to do a personal chat with me (handle shall be withheld to protect the “innocent”
She : Hello. I like your handle. Do you want to chat?
Me : Ok, nice to meet you. How are you?
She : I’m great. I’m 21 .f. florida A/S/L please?
Me (thinking, she’s gonna think I’m way to ancient) : 37.m. kochi
(Now admittedly, I forgot to put India instead of just Kochi or Kochi, India since Kochi or Cochin isn’t very well know but….)
She : Oh how wonderful! Are you excited for the Olympics there?
****dumbfounded silence on my part*****
She : Wait a minute – how do you know English? Aren’t you a Russian?
Me : No, not Sochi. Kochi. It’s a city in South India.
She : India? You’re an India? How do you know English? Don’t you speak Indian over there? This is a trick!
And with that I closed my MiRC application!