I wrote a post on Asna’s crush, stories revolving the subject for the past 1.5 years so that I wouldn’t forget all her idiotic anecdotes. After completing it, I called her to my room and asked her if she’d give me consent to publish it.
“No!” she said.
“You read first la!”
She read it. Chuckled a few times.
Once she was done, I asked her again.
“So can I publish it?”
Then she stormed out of the room.
During dinner we talked about the story again. I asked her:
“What does it take for me to get your consent to publish it?”
She gave it a thought.
“2000 credits. It’s RM100.”
Credits for the online game she’s playing.
That’s all it takes -_-
So I gave it a thought pulak. At a point, I wasn’t sure if it was the right thing to do. First, there’s the issue of privacy — that she may not be aware of the the degree of sensitive info that she was going to give up and second, I was concerned about promoting this behavior of trading/publishing information for a reward (not forgetting that it’s RM100).
I told Reza about the draft on Asna’s crush that night and he told me that I shouldn’t be posting about it, since you know, she’s at this stage in her school years where information like this can affect her “reputation”, should it get to the wrong hands.
When I came home the next day, I caught Asna playing the online game. When she saw me, she opened one of the tabs and pointed me to the screen — it was the store of the online game with 2000 credits worth $24.90 inside the cart, ready for check out.
“Remember what we talked about yesterday?” she said.
I told her to think about it further.
During dinner pun she reminded me about it.
“When can we do it?”
“Remember, the 2000 credits for the consent?”
Damn. She was really wanted the credits 😆
“Really? You’d be willing to give up that story for credits???”
She was the one complaining about lack of privacy when it concerns my blog :rolleye:
“Why do you want credits so badly?”
“Because if I have credits, people (in the game) will stop calling me a noob!!!
“I can get you the credits, but are you really sure this is what you want? Think of the worst thing that can happen. If your friends read my blog (I know some do) and they show it to the rest of the people at school and your crush, what would happen?”
She thought about it.
She said that if people knew and talked about it, it wouldn’t matter, that she got over it and school would be over, too — it’s not like she was going to see everyone’s faces anyway.
I still wasn’t convinced that she was aware of the implications — the 2000 credits had certainly clouded her judgement.
So although Asna insists, the story is being put on hold — until the point where I think it’s completely okay.