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      When he won't take NO for an answer!!

      I saw a newspaper article on a new e-mail REJECTION service. It stated that if that guy hitting on you won't quit until you surrender your e-mail address, feel free to call upon "Paper Napkin". Billed as an e-mail rejection service, Paper Napkin will tell your persistent suitor to buzz off when he comes calling electronically.

      Here's how it works:

      Give out any e-mail address with "PaperNapkin.net" after the "at" sign. You don't need to register the address ahead of time. When your suitor tries to contact you for a date, he'll instead receive a form letter stating in part, "Maybe you're just out of your league here."

      Out of curiosity I sent an e-mail to myself (i.e., [email protected]") to see what the reply would be and below is the email response I received:


      [b]Ha ha, just kidding. Actually, this is a rejection letter. The person who gave
      you this email address does not want to have anything to do with you.

      This is probably bad news, and many people cope with bad news in phases: denial,
      anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Let us help you through these:

      "It must be a mistake": Nope. You got an address in the form
      [email protected] or [email protected], right? Well, all we here at
      papernapkin.net do is send rejection notices. If you got this email address, it
      wasn't an accident. No, you've definitely been rejected.

      "Why is this happening to me?": Well, there are two main points. First, the
      person you wrote to obviously had this email address ready to give you, so they
      probably get hit on a lot. Second, for whatever reason, that person would rather
      let you get this rejection letter than reject you in person. So who should you
      be mad at: all the other creeps who have hit on this person before you, ruining
      your chances; or you yourself for being too intense or scary to be let down
      gently? Either way, you really shouldn't be "angry" at anyone - what good does
      that do?

      "I promise I'll do better next time": Fine, great, but just not with this same
      person, okay? The message being sent here is pretty clear. Besides, it may not
      even be your "fault" - as we pointed out above, this person was hit on enough to
      memorize [email protected] long before you came along. Maybe you're just
      out of your league here. Maybe this person has built up some walls that are just
      too thick to breach. Either way, don't try again. If you do, you're just going
      to seem like a stalker... or worse! Go ahead and clean up your act if you think
      you should - just be sure to find a different audience to try it out on.

      "I don't care anymore": Aw, we can't leave it like that! Buck up, little nipper!
      It isn't all bad! At least you were rejected in the privacy of your own email
      account; you had no chance to do or say anything that you would later regret;
      and you've saved the time and effort of pursuing a no-chance relationship.

      Besides, you didn't just get rejected - you've learned about a great new tool:
      papernapkin.net. After all, this is nothing personal to us. We have no beef with
      you, and we'd be just as pleased to serve your rejection needs as we are to
      serve anybody else. So if you ever need to reject somebody, be sure to tell them
      to write to you at [email protected].

      How's that? All better now? Good. And good luck to you. Maybe next time you will
      get a real email address!

      Sincerely,
      -PN: ]http://papernapkin.net/

      So.. what do you guys think?? Is this just too cruel??

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      Its cowardly. If you have to reject someone, do ti on your own.
      Need Help? Have Questions? PM me so I can help you out

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      HAHA I think it's great. And some people are just annoying enough to deserve that. Cowardly? Hokay...who cares. You aren't a girl. You don't know what it's like.

      Funny.

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      Wow. That's a toughie. I've felt uncomfortable enough to use something like that a time or two! Although you can just give a bogus email and they never hear from you again...

      Any of those methods feel just marginally hazardous, though. I think reaching into their chest and pulling out their spine is the best way to go if you feel threatened...

      I don't want to hear about the brain from someone that doesn't have one.
      Nor do I want to hear about evolution from someone that hasn't evolved.

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      Re: When he won't take NO for an answer!!

      Haha, classic stuff! I particularly like this bit:

      It isn't all bad! At least you were rejected in the privacy of your own email account; you had no chance to do or say anything that you would later regret[/b]
      Any guy would have to be grateful for that!
      But still, it is just a little cold, do your own dirty work.

      I just hope I'm not unlucky enough to ever receive one!




      Admit nothing, deny everything, make counter accusations.

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      Its better than a fake email, but worse than saying no upfront.

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      You do have to understand that some guys, and MANY drunk guys, can get a little physical even when presented with the most polite rejection.

      I had to drop a guy for my sister just last year. She and I were on a business trip down in LA at a hotel bar, both being hit on by (two different) drunk and disgusting guys. Mine took the brush-off good naturedly. Hers got a little grabby-touchie. He was warned, and then took a rather boisterous and touchie-feelie stance with me. Which is a sure-fire way to wake up in a puddle of your own bodily fluids... Be that as it may, even as capable as she is (she's attended the majority of the self-defense classes I teach for the community center, and assists in them), she was feeling very physically threatened.

      I understand the purpose of the service. I'd advise attendees of my classes not to use it though. I'd be concerned that you'd run into that clown another time and he could be rather peeved.

      Better to just bring it to a head and deal with it/have it dealt with.

      I don't want to hear about the brain from someone that doesn't have one.
      Nor do I want to hear about evolution from someone that hasn't evolved.

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      Yeah that's classic, just as long as it's used on the cocky, drunk wankers, I'd feel sorry for any guy that just doesn't know to pick up or has a confidence problem... giving that rejection to a guy with no self esteem would be like kicking a puppy, but worse because you're getting someone else to do it for you.

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      Ha, that's cool, what whould be really akward though is if the guy says, ummm papernakin is a rejection site,

      "There are two types of people in this world, people who think there are two types of people, and people who don't."

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      Radio 1 (uk radio station) has the answer

      The Flirt Divert

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/scottmills/fea...rt_divert.shtml

      Got an unwanted advance
      give them the flirt divert number
      and their message will be played across the air-waves
      (\_ _/)
      (='.'=)
      (")_(")

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      Personally, I wouldn't use this on a guy... oh, wait, NO ONE hits on me.

      It is very amusing nonetheless. Along the same lines as the complaint generator.

      “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
      - Kurt Cobain (1967 – 1994)

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      Having spent some time hanging out in the New Jersey Shore area
      club scene ( meat market ) I can honestly say that this service is a
      great idea. I always went with a group of friends looking to cause a little
      drunken trouble, never to pick up women ( Dial - a -Disease ), but it was
      a common scene to see a muscle-head having a hard time getting
      the point when being turned down. I've actually seen assholes SPIT
      on girls backs as they're walking away after being rejected. Having an
      e-mail address to give out to avoid the hassel would be priceless to the
      girl who really just wanted to go out and see a band and dance with her friends.
      I do think that a face-to-face talk would be more appropriate if you were
      ending something after a few dates though. Unless his behavior warranted
      keeping your distance.

      You're getting sleepy......

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      I think that that's pretty funny, and there are a couple of times where I wish I had had this service. People can be pretty persistant. One person who hit on me recently, whom I rejected, didn't even care about the fact that I have a fiance and have no wish to ruin our relationship. People are really creepy sometimes! Alas, I'd probably be too chicken to use it on anyone, even in one of those situations. I would feel terrible about it later.
      Shine on, you crazy diamond!

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      Re: When he won't take NO for an answer!!

      Originally posted by Clairity
      [b]I saw a newspaper article on a new e-mail REJECTION service. It stated that if that guy hitting on you won't quit until you surrender your e-mail address, ....
      Woah woah woah... hitting on someone for her email address?

      "Email is for geeks and pedophiles."

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      (does anyone know what movie that's from? )

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