Monday, April 13, 2009


This is just too good not to share! Remember my post the other day about the cigar dude wanting to use my picture in some photo group?

This was his message to me:
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Beauty of a smoking Woman, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

I clicked "no thanks" and responded to him in my comments section:
I'm sorry Stefgauloises ... I don't know that the person in this picture with me would approve so I had to decline your request

His response:
awww.. so sorry Katie.. but thank you anyway ;-))
all the best from germany
Stef ;-)==~~

Easy out, right? So then of course I created the starred out picture to put it on my blog. Well since I did that through a Flickr program, it saved the new photo in Flickr. I thought nothing of it.

Then I get another message on the newly saved picture:
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Beauty of a smoking Woman, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

Since he was so persistent, it really did make me a little curious. I tried to click into the link he put to his gallery but that group was private. Of course that wierded me out, so I just went into this person's public photo stream. It wasn't anything terrible but still strange -- lots of women smoking very provocatavley. All of the photos were posed and looked like professional shots. The photo that he asked me about? Completley a novelty picture. So I really don't understand why he wanted my picture so badly.


Against my better judgement, I responded to him:
Can I have permission to view the other photos in this group before I agree?

I don't mean to be weird, but I'm just curious as to what I'm agreeing to!

The response:
sure Katie....i would like to invite you to join "The Beauty of a smoking Woman" but i only can send you an invite to join my group when you add me as a contact or friend...the flickr police forced me to make this group private and so i only can invite contacts or friends..... means people who have me on their contact and friends list....

i hope you understand.. i am so sorry for this trouble

Unfourtch for me, I had already clicked on the email to view his group before I saw this message on my Flickr account.

I didn't ever even get into looking at his photos because I read some of the information on his group site and it was just ... EW.


So, it is a fetish site. I had a bad feeling about it from the very first message but I really didn't think it was going to be something sooooo drastic. I really just thought it was some dude who liked smoking pictures. I mean that was totally plausable in my mind -- some people like pictures of kittens, cars, and all different things. Oh well. Live and learn, right? Needless to say I told him that I was a fairly conservative person and would prefer that he did not use my image in his group.


Erin said...

Ewwwwww. People are so weird.

Josh said...

Some people watch their gay neighbors go at it while pretending to walk their dog. That should be a fetish site.

Oh and Harry likes pictures of kittens so I can see how you didn't think this was a fetish site.

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