In one weekend, Maria (not her real name) sent me all
these manic e-mails and guestbook messages from Northern Mexico. Note the
times they were sent, sometimes two or three within an hour. There is
something very unsettling about Maria's e-mails, emphasised by her
SHOUTING. I am afraid that my final reply is rather sharp, but reading her
e-mails was making me as anxious as she was, and I had to ask her to stop
Sat, 03 Jul 1999 14:11:27 -0500
hello! my name is
maria I have 17 years and I live in the north of mexico. I don't ask you
anything because the homepage said. but do you like to tell me about
something? my activities is the school and I want to practice the tennis I
LOVE IT!! if you can write me please write me but if you can't it doesn't
matter but tell me
Sat, 03 Jul 1999 15:00:42 -0500
HELLO! MY NAME IS
MARIA ¿HOW ARE YOU? ¿FINE? I'M SORRY FOR SAID YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! VERY
LATE . I CAN ASK THIS? DID YOU DO A PARTY...
HELLO! MY NAME IS MARIA
¿HOW ARE YOU? ¿FINE? I'M SORRY FOR SAID : ¡HAPPY BIRTHDAY! VERY LATE .
¿CAN I ASK SOMETHING? DID YOU DO A PARTY ? IF YOU CAN'T ANSWER IT DOESN'T
MATTER. MY OCCUPATION IS THE SCHOOL MY GRADE IS FIRST YEAR OF HIGH SCOOL.
IN MEXICO YOU HAVE TO STUDY 2 YEARS. AND IN ENGLAND HOW DO YOU NEED? I
DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IS COLLEGE IN THERE? YOU CAN EXPLAIN ME? BECAUSE
WHEN YOU ENTER YOU WAS VERY YOUNG YOU HAD 13 YEARS ( I READ). WRITE ME
PLEASE IF YOU CAN IF YOU CAN TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOU OR YOUR ACTIVITIES. IF
YOU CAN'T IT DOESN'T MATTER. GOOD BYE
Sat, 03 Jul 1999 17:15:43 -0500
the e-mail that I
gave you is wrong this is the correct e-mail [removed]@hotmail.com
from the guestbook:
I WRITE YOU BECAUSE I THINK YOU DON'T
UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE THAT I LEAVE HERE I WROTE ONE MESSAGE IN THE OTHER
VISITORS BOOK AND I THINK YOU DON'T READ IT IF YOU ARE INTERSTED TO
UNDERSTAND CHECK THE OTHER VISITORS BOOK OR WRITE ME. MY E-MAIL IS
----------@HOTMAIL.COM BECAUSE THE OTHER E-MAIL THAT I LEAVE IS WRONG.(I'M
NOT SURE) MARIA.
thanks for said the things that you feel ( the prince
william e-mail the prank)i'm sorry for a write you and you don't like if
you don't want to tell me enything about you it doesn't matter I just want
to have a friend but I understand is imposible in august 23 I will go to
the school and I hope to find friends in there. please don't think that
i'm a lier girl. bye the way thanks for everything and for read my message
( I think)
Sun, 04 Jul 1999 21:23:21 -0500
Subject: thanks for be
honestnote:this message i wrote in the other visitors book (gests book)
but I repeat because i think that you don't read it.
WILLIAM THANKS FOR
SAID THE THINGS THAT YOU FEEL(the prince william e-mail a prank) FOR BE
CLEAR IF YOU DON'T LIKE RECIVE E-MAILS THIS IS THE LAST E-MAIL THAT I
WRITE YOU . I'M SORRY . I ONLY PRETEND TO HAVE A FRIEND(only that) BUT NOW
I KNOW THAT YOU DON'T WANT. AND I RESPECT YOUR DECISION. BUT I TELL YOU I
WROTE YOU E-MAILS THESE ARE MINE:
"HELLO!" in this e-mail and the other
"THANKS FOR BE HONEST"(two times)in this e-mail and the
other in the gests book
"ACLARATION" only in the guests book.
the e-mails doesn't said anyrhing about love or that kind of things that
you dont like you can check it. my name is: d------ z-----( I wrote my
name for identification) buy the way thanks for give me the oportunity to
REPLY: You have made a mistake, I am not Prince William.
Mon, 05 Jul 1999
Subject: WHO ARE YOU?
THANKS FOR REPLY.
ARE YOU? IF YOU DON'T ARE THE PRINCE WILLIAM ?
WHY DID YOU INVENT THE
PRINCE WILLIAM E-MAIL?
YOU ARE THE PROTOCOL?
PLEASE WRITE ME I DON'T
DO YOU KNOW THE PRINCE WILLIAM LIFE?
Mon, 05 Jul 1999 11:36:34 -0500
Subject: (sin asunto)
I'M SORRY BUT CAN I DO THE OTHER QUESTION?
WHY DID YOU INVENT
THEVISITORS BOOK?(E-MAIL ME ) PLEASE EXPLAIN ME THE OTHER VISITORS I CAN
KEEP CONTACT WITH HIM? OR IS THE OTHER E-MAIL THE REAL E-MAIL OF HIM?' OR
THIS IS A JOKE?
YOU ARE MEN OR WOMEN?
Mon, 05 Jul 1999 11:52:50 -0500
Subject: CANIDO THE OTHER
QUESTION?(THIS IS THE LAST ONE)
DID YOU RECIVE MY LAST E-MAIL?
READ THE FANS'MESSAGE AND THEN THEY RECIVE REPLY YOU CAN GIVE ME THAT
INFORMATION? OR YOU ARE THE PERSON WHO REPLY IT? I WANT TO STAY IN THAT
LIST PLEASE WRITE ME
Mon, 05 Jul 1999 14:57:29 -0500
I'M AGAIN I'M
BUT WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
WHAT IS YOUR POSICION IN THIS
PAGE?(THE PRINCE WILLIAM E-MAIL A PRANK)
DO YOU LIKE THE
DO YOU KNOW THEM?
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
REPLY: You have sent me ten messages in the last few days, and I
would prefer it you did not write again. You have misunderstood my
website, and I am sorry but I do not have time for a pen-friend.
explain my website briefly once again: many people wrote to me because
they thought my e-mail address was Prince William's address. I made a web
page because I thought other people would find the messages interesting. I
do not work for Prince William.
The Backstreet Boys are OK, the blond
boy is my favourite.
I have blocked you from writing to this address