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i rarely im any more because of how irritated i get. the idgits have taken all the joy out of doing something that would be a fantastic way to talk to those people i actually log on to find. yahoo isnt' too bad, because i can go invis, but egads, aim...

(and yes, i'm aware of trillian, but it keeps crashing on my system...)

i don't understand how people, for one, can im you and assume INSTANTLY that you simply must have dropped *every*single*other*thing* you may have been doing prior to their contacting you, and thusly you simply must be talking to them *at*all*times*, and if you lag in your conversation, they barriage you with "hello?"'s and "you there?" and and and... egads, and even the biggest affront, they BUZZ you.

what the...?!!? i'm sorry that i have the attention span of a drunken flea on crack. i get distracted by shiny objects. the television is quite shiny, for one. i may be doing other things, such as actually reading my friends list for once... do not be demanding of me, please. this will only make me avoid you like i avoid shoulder pads.

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toomuchfashion
Mar. 15th, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
i couldnt have said it better myself. kudos :)
aubkabob
Mar. 15th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
good to know i'm not the only one that feels this way... i've been trying to log onto different things lately and end up just logging out w/o warning because someone is starting to bug me like that.

so sorry to anyone who've i disappeared on suddenly.
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aubkabob
Mar. 15th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
good to know i'm not the only one :)
jecook
Mar. 15th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
I usually poke people via IM before I start a conversation.

aubkabob
Apr. 13th, 2005 07:32 pm (UTC)
good habit :)
talkingpotato
Mar. 15th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
eheh my brother and I joke around about that, every time I say "brb" he floods me with "WHY DON'T U LIKE ME ANYMORE?? U sux0rz!!!"

I'm very rarely if ever on ims anymore on my free time just because I just don't have the time to sit online, and I found that after awhile, so much of my time was spent at the comp during beautiful days that I should have been scampering about in.
Then when I'm on yim at work, sometimes I'll have to do something and go suddenly away for awhile.
Now I'm babbling eheheh
aubkabob
Apr. 13th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
Well I wubb you because we're babbling twins and such things ;)

Hee hee, I adore both of you so much :)
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halloaaryn
Mar. 15th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
do what i do... ignore them. They dont know that you are really at the comp at the time. If they really need to get ahold of you, theres other ways...
sweet_tiffany82
Mar. 15th, 2005 11:00 pm (UTC)
haha i do the same thing

ignore. its bitchy but it works
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sweet_tiffany82
Mar. 15th, 2005 10:59 pm (UTC)
i get the same shit

and then theres people who go,"OH I SEE HOW IT IS. YOU DONT WANNA TALK TO ME." LOL. they try to do the "GUILT TRIP" on me.
aubkabob
Apr. 13th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I SO freaking hate that. I grew up with a mother that was the queen of guilt tripping, and thusly, i do NOT respond well to guilt tripping.

That's always been a sure-fire way to piss me off VERY quickly, and I do not get angered easiliy...
mmebutterfly
Mar. 15th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
totally
I used to hate im - people always whine when you don't answer them immediately. so much rather just frickin call someone. And if I don't want to talk, then I'm not going to, and too bad.

But then I got dialup and stopped using im altogether.

And life is grand. And I still have a lot of friends, and the ones that I don't want to talk to, I just don't return their calls.

Easy.
aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
Re: totally
Yup, my feelings on the matter, as well. If there is something super important to tell me, then tell me, I'll respond. If it's idle chatter, I'll get irritated.

Maybe I'm just a quiet person by nature. Granted, I babble a lot, but I like my silent moments, too. Generally, when I do keep im on and running, it's in the event that someone WILL have something important to say...
bigstusexy
Mar. 16th, 2005 03:31 am (UTC)
Are you guys talking about people you konw or just people out the blue?

Fruther comments with held because of issues.
aubkabob
Apr. 13th, 2005 07:27 pm (UTC)
people that I actually know, though occasionally I'll get the a/s/l type people that I've never talked to that come in, want to know what I'm wearing and if I have any pics, then get very demanding of my internet time.

Um, no. buzz off.

But this post was actually towards a lot of people I already know.
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inisfair
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:24 am (UTC)
It's IM, don't let the instant part fool you and no it's not a phone conversation either. Think of it as email lite.

It's so annoying when you're chatting with someone and they do that stuff. I've intentionally disabled the ability to show status of things such as typing a response as a direct result of it "you're not typing, are you still there?!?".
aubkabob
Apr. 13th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
ah, yes, that is highly annoying, too. I guess that as I was telling someone else further below this response, that I've never been The Great Communicator, have generally been very aloof when it comes to many things. I abhor the phone. I hate email, because I guess I feel obligated to sit and focus directly on one thing, on one response, so it's almost like a phone call where you put everything out on the line all at once type thing. IM is right in between. Whenever I do log on, it's generally to find one or two people that I have something to tell to, which is when I get barriaged from the people that I have nothing new or interesting to tell anything to, that are constantly demanding my time to 'just chat'...

very much like the phone, methinks.
defensor
Mar. 17th, 2005 07:56 am (UTC)
I'm going to go against the grain here and disagree. one of my big pet peeves is people who take too long to respond on ims. I don't do any of the lame "oh, I'm sorry, I must be bothering you. I'll go slice open my wrists now, I'm sorry I was such a nuisance" nonsense, or that buzzing thing, I'll grant you that's really fucking annoying. but, if you're taking 5 minutes to respond to every im, you don't need to be logged on. the whole point of aim or yahoo messenger is to say "hi, I'm here. let's chat." if you don't want to chat, don't log on. I can't stand asking someone something and waiting 20 minutes to get a response, especially if I have to go do something else. well, I rarely have to do anything else, but on the few occasions it does happen. an even bigger annoyance is people who stay constantly logged on to aim and have their away message on all the time. for christ's eternal sake, log off! only be on when you're there! gahhhhaglkh5eaeagA%JREGpeagj0e5uhaep~!
sorry. hi! how are you?
aubkabob
Apr. 13th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
hee hee hee, I'm doing good, and you? Haven't heard from you in awhile ;)

I understand your point of view, certainly. I guess that I see it as.. well, I've never been The Great Communicator, at all. Even before I was online all the time, I would rarely return phone calls, and would get irritated whenever people would call me 'just to chat'... I guess that's what I view personable get-togethers as. As for online friends, I love them dearly (well most of them!), and I do apologize for having a very short attention span. It isnt because I think someone is boring, It's just that I get easily distracted by television, by roommate talking, by email, etc.

I guess that I hate the phone so freaking much, and sort of view im'ing as another phone conversation, though through the fingertips instead of through the mouth. I almost rarely log on anymore, and when I do, it's generally to look for one or two people that I have something to tell to, not to just randomly chat.

*shrug*
belenen
Mar. 17th, 2005 12:02 pm (UTC)
hah, this is nice -- I might actually enjoy talking to you, because I wouldn't feel guilty about being distracted or having a chit-chat type of conversation.
aubkabob
Apr. 13th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
Hee hee. well get your arse on yahoo occasionally then, silly ducky! I oftentimes will stop even mid sentence and randomly go off and do other things. I can understand the point of view that if I'm having a conversation, I should be considerate enough to focus fully on the person I'm speaking to... however, it's a big bright shiny world out there. If I had anything important to tell someone without the risk of becoming sidetracked, I would so call.
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