12/15/2005: The only thing that surprises me....
is that this or a variant scenario hasn't been reported earlier:
A love-struck Frenchman wooed the online girl of his dreams for six months - only to discover at their first meeting that he had in fact been chatting up his own mother, Yahoo! reports.Paging Dr. Freud... Dr. Freud....
This nightmare scenario (for Daniel Anceneaux that is - as far as we're concerned Xmas has come early) began when the Marseilles X-Ray technician came across a fellow internet lurv-seeker called Sweet Juliette.
A shaken Anceneaux takes up the story: "Mum called herself Sweet Juliette and I called myself The Prince of Pleasure, and unfortunately, neither one of us had any idea who the other was. The conversations even got a little racy a couple of times.
"But I really started to fall for her, because there seemed to be a sensitive side that you don't see in many girls. She sent me poems she had written and told me about her dreams and desires, and it was really very romantic."
Thanks to Josh Schulz for bringing the case to my attention, though in the interim his link to The Register's story had broken, and I had to troll Yahoo! News to find the link given here.
Len on 12.15.05 @ 12:05 PM CST