Help I Have Been Catfished Again; Between a Rock and a Hard Place; Not Elected But a Dictator; Two Poems By Fazza; No Longer Allured Which Is Defined; Catfish Defined and Illustrated; I Am Tuff; Definition of Catfish; Got Along Without You Before I Met You Gonna Get Along Without Now; Wondrous . Villa Williams Who Has a Gap Like I Do.

Someone called Sheikh Hamdan wants to chat on WhatsApp. Here are my responses: One was immediate and the next , with some thought:
Me: But why on WhatsApp Makes no sense to me. I am not playing hard to get or anything but just a little wary. Been scammed on WhatsApp so got rid of it. I guess I am playing hard to get. My blog tells you what you have to do. February 10 I think.

But then I did a little more thinking and came to this conclusion:
Me: You know, if you are who you say you are, you have my phone number. I just realized. Spoke to your sister once and you have it another way. Fooled you catfish

But, I laughingly say: Would mot it be funny if it was him? if it was the Sultan (aka Fazza, aka the Crown Prince of Dubai) and I have called him a Catfish? I am sure he would find it amusing. This is about the third time that someone saying that they are the Crown Prince of Dubai has come onto me. But since I have met him, and have met his family, it does not work because I know the truth. Sometimes it is fun to string them along. Perhaps I will get in touch with Pinterest and tell them about this impersonator or perhaps I will just keep writing this blog. I would hate to be him – be the Sultan because it must be awful having imitators but he is caught in the web of social media because he uses it to promote his image and the image of his City State. He is between a rock and a hard place. “to be caught between a rock and a hard place. phrase [PHRASE after verb] If you are caught between a rock and a hard place, you are in a difficult situation where you have to choose between two equally unpleasant courses of action.” The phrase originated in America in the early 1900s to describe a dispute between copper miners and the mining companies in Bisbee, Arizona.”
But it is not just the promotion of his image and Dubai that forces him to be on social media. He uses it to control people because, he is, after all a dictator, He was not elected, Dubai is not a constitutional monarchy. I am not saying that he is a bad guy at all, he, if anything, is a beneficent ruler which means benevolent, charitable, altruistic, humane, humanitarian, neighbourly, public-spirited, philanthropic, magnanimous, munificent, unselfish, ungrudging, unstinting, open-handed, free-handed, free, liberal, lavish, bountiful, benign, indulgent, kind; generous. literary bounteous; rare benignant. ANTONYMS unkind, mean. He is not as benevolent, as humanitarian, as philanthropic as the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi but he is younger and he has an sociopathic father, the Ruler of Dubai. I would not want to be the Sultan (aka Fazza, aka the Crown Prince of Dubai). He is between a rock and a hard place. But as I say to myself: “Alexis, it is not your problem” and it is not! I can be sympathetic towards him, and I am, but I am not empathetic. I have done extensive research on empathy and it is on the blog ad shall be talked about soon. If you wish to have a preview, type toe holder in the search engine and several blogs will appear.

But looking briefly into the poems written by Fazza one sees: “And about your preciousness to. Making other than your relationship forbidden to me.” Wow, is that ever romantic. It is saying I will never waste my time on anyone else because you are so precious. Then, this one: “I won’t allow you to talk to any other man. Because I am your destiny and true love and my intentions are honest” That is romantic as well but there is a problem. It was written on September 8, 2018. Now Fazza got married in May of 2019 but it was an arranged marriage to a cousin. So all of this romantic talk and no action. What does that say? Words are cheap, it is actions that count. It seems to me that he is using his romantic poems to lure women. It has just now occurred t me. Lure means to tempt, entice, attract, induce, coax, persuade, inveigle, allure, seduce, win over, cajole, beguile, bewitch, ensnare, captivate, enrapture; decoy, draw, lead (on); whet someone’s appetite. ANTONYMS deter, put off.
I must admit that I was one of those people who were lured. But I have become cured – no longer enticed, allured or won over.

CPI said this in an email:
She: Away from “conversation” and into “contemplation”? Do not despair. You have a book to finish.
Me: Good way to put it “co-author.”
She: Alexis, Alexis – you are a survivor with or without the Sultan. You are TUFF.
Bushels and pecks of those forbidden hugs.
Me: Thank you dear friend for reminding me! That I can survive and that I am TUFF. Thank you dear friend! Remember that song: Got along without you before I met you, gonna get along without you now?

But back to catfish. There is a long story in the Atlantic today, overly long actually and not that well written, in my humble opinion. But here is an interesting viewpoint made by someone smart. Julie Albright, a digital sociologist at the University of Southern California, says catfishing can be addictive:
“Suddenly finding success with romantic partners online is exciting, and in fact intoxicating for certain people,” she said, adding that catfish often target more than one victim: “Putting several hooks in the water and getting several relationships going is the way to hedge your bets.”
Not only do I have many real men in my life I also have had about four or five catfishes which I did not significantly share on the blog. It occurs that people may not know what a catfish is. The story contains a definition which I will copy.

“Catfishing was added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary in 2014. It refers to a person who creates a fake social-media profile, usually with the goal of making a romantic connection. The term was coined during a 2010 documentary, Catfish, when a subject told a story about the journey of live cod from the United States to China. Apparently, to prevent the cod from becoming lazy and their flesh turning to mush, seafood suppliers add to the tanks their natural enemy, the catfish. A predator creates excitement.” The story was actually very pathetic but it ended up good and there was a happy ending, once one finally got there. The woman that wrote the story must have been paid by the word. Hahaha!

Here are the words to Gotta Along Without You Before I Met You:

Ah ha, mm, mm, gonna get along without you now
Ah ha, mm, mm, gonna get along without you now
You told me I was the neatest thing
You even ask me to wear your ring
You ran around with every girl in town
You didn’t even care if it’s got me down
Ah ha, mm, mm, gonna get along without you now
Ah ha, mm, mm, gonna get along without you now
I got along without you before I met you
Gonna get along without you now
Thought I’d find somebody who is twice as cute
‘Cause I didn’t like you anyhow
You told everybody that we were friends
But this is where our friendship ends
‘Cause all of a suden you change your tune
And haven’t been around since way back June
Ah ha, ooo, ooo,…

Magically, I have found someone who is twice as cute, he is a retread, as he was in my life before. Like retreaded tires, and he is not the only retread in my life at the moment. But here is what is truly amazing – the song is so vibrantly sung by Viola Williams, google it. She has a gap in her front teeth, as I do. Go to search engine of this blog and type Mind The Gap and you can read the story as serialized. ow very eerie, seems like destiny. Different destiny than I considered, even a few weeks ago, far different. But one can say yes or no to destiny and it seems I have said no. My life has suddenly shifted and is strangely interesting. Not new stranger, a new guy, but, what I call, retreads. I count three at the present moment. All thre and present in my life at one time, and all deeply care about me. GOOD BYE DUBAI, GOOD BYE DUBAI!!

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