You probably should read this one first. Thanks.
AOL has a little thing called TOS. The Terms of Service. Most companies and services have these, obviously. Pretty sure they are required by law.
So I used to go into the Kids Only chat rooms and I would act like a kid. And maybe I acted a little bit like an internet bully. Though, back then we weren't really aware of the possibility that there could even be internet bullies. But maybe I was one. Or maybe I was just an idiot. Like I said before, can't talk to humans in real life... couldn't do it back then either - so anything I said or did on the internet... with people I didn't know.... definitely could have never done it in real life.
Being a little young and a little immature. I would get into tiffs (only I am allowed to use my own name in such a negative manner) with other young and immature kids on the internet. Here's how I remember a certain chat room session....And remember me... I'm TLBitt:
BoogerFace: Hey stupid, go to bed.
TLBitt: No. You got to bed.
Sk8Rdouche: I'm ANGRYYYY
RaperGuy: 34/m/your dreams, anyone wanna cyber?
---PrettyPrettyPrincessPony has entered the chat. Welcome PrettyPrettyPrincessPony!
TLBitt:It's not even time for bed. Besides, you're not my mom and I go to bed when I want!
---GothBlackChains has entered the chat. Welcome GothBlackChains!
BoogerFace: TLBitt you are a loserrrr
Sk8Rdouche: IM me!
TLBitt: I'm me too! What's up?!
PrettyPrettyPrincessPony: Who wants to chat?! 13/f/myhouse teehee!
Sk8Rdouche: No, IM me!
RaperGuy2000: 14/m/wanna be at your house! haha... hey girl.. IM me!
TLBitt: Seriously... I'm myself also.... what do you want?
TLBitt: Boogerface I'm not a loser, gosh! Get out of my life!
PrettyPrettyPrincessPony: How perfect that you are 14! I will IM you now!!
---PrettyPrettyPrincessPony has left the chat
---RaperGuy2000 has left the chat
Sk8rdouche: SO MAD
Boogerface: Hey TLBiTCH I bet you still wet the bed!
GothBlackChains: Marilyn Manson.
TLBitt: I bet you stick your fingers up your butt and smell it!!!!!!!
Now, the only part I actually remember about this whole chat session was my last line. And I remember it because my Dad got an e-mail about a week later from the AOL TOS Team with just that line. They didn't mention that BoogerFace totally deserved that sweet sweet comeback. Or that there were rapists and more important things to tend to in that chat room.
BoogerFace was a tattle tale. Who obviously did stick his fingers up his butt and smell it or he wouldn't have taken such offense.
My father is a man of very few words. All it took was showing me that e-mail, the consequences listed in the e-mail about what happens if you get 3 TOS warnings and for my dad to say, "Tiff...."
I was busted.
And I got kicked off of the internet for a whole week.
Seizures and other withdrawal symptoms abound.
Okay, no seizing, but probably? They were going to happen the very next day.