You can tell a lot about a person by stalking their Facebook profile. Likes, hobbies, profession, relationship status (if you’re lucky) – its only a click away. I, of course, take full advantage of this easy access. Once my friend Tanya “connected” Omar and I, I went to his page and whala! There he was, ripe like a platano, ready to be explored and devoured.
First, I went through his photos: Corona in one hand. Corona in the other. Groups of white guys. Groups of white girls. Baseball, more beer, and then his momma and his poppa. I carefully read the captions on each photo and laughed at most. Omar was funny and, from the looks of it, a charming, sociable good-looking Dominican man. This platano could be all mine, and so I made contact. The email went like this:
“Since Tanya worked her magical powers and made sure we became FB friends, I figured I’d go against my natural female Dominicaness (you know, our “mosquita muerta” act lol) and email you a hello.”
A few minutes later, my FB Inbox lit up. It was Omar. He said: “Damn, are you using reverse psychology on me already? Where you living in NYC? Also the fact that you are a writer is quite scary, if I do something wrong, ‘Will every Hispanic know about it?’ LOL.”
Not wasting any time, I replied to his message instantly and clicked ‘send.’ I waited, watching the clock, but after 5 minutes decided to log off. For now, the ball was in Omar’s court. Until he made contact, I’d continue to stalk his Facebook page, if only to get a glimpse of a potential future with lots of Coronas and little platanitos.