I'm on the lame-a$$ website POF, when I open to a woman with some David M material, and I get a nice reply from her.
K: Well are you not the witty one! Hi I'm K!
So I go in for a number close:
X: Thanks for your reply!. Wit and humor are my go-to tools in the toolbox of my personality, as well as kindness and courtesy.
Funny how you talked about how you like to have fun because you might be in for a treat!
I'm not really fond of emailing back and forth to try to get to know someone. I'm not online too much and I'm really busy...
whats your phone number ?
K: My brother is in icu so I'm at the hospital.
I'm thinking, Wow, either she really doesn't know how to deal with me or she really is in the ICU with her brother.... I let it alone for a day or so and come back with:
X: Well you must have a lot on your mind at the moment. I would like to talk with you when you are ready. Everything going ok with your kin? Is he out of the hospital?
K: He died yesterday
OK, I'm trying to put myself in her frame of mind, if this is a sh!t test, its a good one. I'm thinking of just backing off for a while, move along as it were.
I'm thinking of posting a reply like:
I'm sorry to hear that.... I would be devastated if my brother passed away before me.
No way in hell I can come off funny and cocky on this one....