You can tell a lot about a person by stalking their Facebook profile. Likes, hobbies, profession, relationship status (if you’re lucky) – its all there, only a click away. I, of course, take advantage of this easy access. Once my friend Tanya “connected” Omar and I, I went to his page and whala! There he was, ready to be explored.
I first 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 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, which is why I made contact!
I clicked on “send a message” and began to type. 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.
“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, looking at my clock, and after 5 minutes decided to log off. For now, the ball was in Omar’s court. And so, until he made contact, I’d continue to stalk his Facebook page, if only to get a glimpse of the possibilities.