IM conversation of the day

Pretty much everyone at Yahoo! uses Yahoo! Messenger to communicate, since there’s a lot of interteam, intercampus, and international collaboration. It’s not uncommon to get an IM from someone you don’t recognize who turns out to be a coworker, so when I got just such an IM this morning, that’s what I assumed was the case.

The following conversation ensued (name changed to protect the grammatically challenged):

mysterious_monkey786
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Ryan Grove
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mysterious_monkey786
sorry do i know u ???

Ryan Grove
You tell me. You sent me a message.

mysterious_monkey786
oay hello i dont even know u …???? u r not added in m frnd list how can i sent u a msg

mysterious_monkey786
cheap trick to talk with a grl

Wow.