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Greg W
28-08-2008, 15:57:53
So, talking to someone on MSN. A good friend. They say BRB...

Cool. Except they take an hour and 20 minutes to get back. Not bad in and of itself. However their explanation was that they spent about 20 minutes with their niece who woke up after a bad dream. And then an hour talking on the phone to a friend of theirs who happened to call.

I have no problem with not telling me that you're dealing with a child who's had a bad dream. But talking on the phone for an hour without saying anything?

And when I had the hide to suggest that next time, would they please mind tellign em if they're on the phone and likely to be a while, I got abused "I didn't realise I had tot ell you what I was doing"...

Am I being ridiculous here? An hour and 20 minutes? Or is my being peeved justified?

Funko
28-08-2008, 16:04:33
Yeah, you're being ridiculous.

Lazarus and the Gimp
28-08-2008, 16:06:27
You are not a man.

Funko
28-08-2008, 16:06:35
Oh wait... were you cybering?

Nav
28-08-2008, 16:07:45
I guess that is a long time to hold on.

Asher
28-08-2008, 16:39:54
I suggest finding better things to do in your life aside from waiting for a single person on the whole internet to talk to.

Immortal Wombat
28-08-2008, 17:32:21
They were masturbating. Talking to you would've spoiled the mood.

Immortal Wombat
28-08-2008, 17:37:59
MSN conversations are pretty much the least important thing ever (after AIM and IRC). Yes, it's perfectly ok to abandon them for a niece, a phone call, a bout of spring cleaning, a toe-nail clipping session.*



*then again, nobody talks to me on msn any more.

alsieboo
28-08-2008, 20:43:00
Well they did say BRB, so it's not like one minute you were talking and the next they just stopped... But it is a little rude that when they got on the phone they didn't even change their status

Bob
28-08-2008, 20:56:26
"Shit, fuckin Greg is still waiting for 20 mins"
"Come on, I bet he'll wait at least another hour"

Greg W
29-08-2008, 01:32:14
Obviously manners have gone out the window. Guess I should have known that, I see it on the buses every day when I have to tell people to give their seat up for the elderly.

Asher
29-08-2008, 01:51:18
Making old people take the bus. :q:

Oerdin
29-08-2008, 04:20:34
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
You are not a man.

No doubt some bitch has his balls on a mantel some where.

Vincent
29-08-2008, 05:42:02
Originally posted by Greg W
Obviously manners have gone out the window. Guess I should have known that, I see it on the buses every day when I have to tell people to give their seat up for the elderly. The older I get the better this idea seems to me

MoSe
29-08-2008, 07:57:37
what drove me crazy is when I offered my seat to elderly people and they refused

so I decided to stop offering

when I sit in a tram or in the metro (I strive to avoid buses as much as I can) I put on shades and I sleep (or at least pretend to)
besides I'm obese and in worse shape than most of the people around, me, so...

if sometimes and elderly stands by looking intently at me, I say:
"if you want my seat I'd gladly give it:
YOU JUST HAVE TO [swallow your stupid pride and goddam] ***ASK*** FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!"

Funko
29-08-2008, 08:02:26
Originally posted by Greg W
Obviously manners have gone out the window. Guess I should have known that, I see it on the buses every day when I have to tell people to give their seat up for the elderly.

Wombat's right, listen to his post.

If you had been on a date with the person and they said they'd be right back but took over an hour, that'd be rude but with an MSN conversation that shit happens all the time.

The things that normally distract me are stuff like work, games, videos on YouTube, getting hungry... normal stuff. I'll remember ages later that I had been speaking to someone and spot the window still open. Most people seem to be the same.

Tizzy
29-08-2008, 09:10:14
Originally posted by alsieboo
Well they did say BRB, so it's not like one minute you were talking and the next they just stopped... But it is a little rude that when they got on the phone they didn't even change their status

The phone would have to be near the computer for that to happen...

Or they could have left the phone convo to go back and say sorry to Greg, then inadvertantly left the caller on hold for an hour :D

Funko
29-08-2008, 10:09:52
My conclusions.

1. The friend in the story is a girl. This is clear because they are baby sitting a niece and spoke on the phone for an hour to a friend.
2. Greg fancies said "good friend" which is why he was peeved that she wasn't talking to him and why he sat there for 1h20 mins waiting for them to come back rather than thinking "fuckit, wonder what's on TV".
3. He's in friend zone.

Drekkus
29-08-2008, 10:14:41
This one time I was talking to 'a good friend', lets call him Pieter, on MSN. And then he went offline without even saying goodbye!!!!

Talk about being rude.

MoSe
29-08-2008, 10:22:42
why not Talk about being nude?
that's how I read the title at first

Bob
29-08-2008, 10:26:37
I'm too prude

Funko
29-08-2008, 10:36:45
Originally posted by Drekkus
This one time I was talking to 'a good friend', lets call him Pieter, on MSN. And then he went offline without even saying goodbye!!!!

Talk about being rude.

Did you ask him what the name of your daughter was?

mr_B
29-08-2008, 10:42:19
Originally posted by Drekkus
This one time I was talking to 'a good friend', lets call him Pieter, on MSN. And then he went offline without even saying goodbye!!!!

Talk about being rude. what a story what a story
I never liked him

Bob
29-08-2008, 10:52:13
Goodbye

mr_B
29-08-2008, 10:54:30
Oboba for president

Funko
29-08-2008, 11:01:29
Oh booba

mr_B
29-08-2008, 11:04:17
got the soap?

King_Ghidra
29-08-2008, 11:06:33
Originally posted by Funko
Yeah, you're being ridiculous.

Originally posted by Asher
I suggest finding better things to do in your life aside from waiting for a single person on the whole internet to talk to.

what these guys said.

Originally posted by Greg W
And when I had the hide to suggest that next time, would they please mind tellign em if they're on the phone and likely to be a while, I got abused "I didn't realise I had tot ell you what I was doing"...

that's not abuse, that's the normal reaction of someone dealing with a person who is turning into a stalker

Greg W
29-08-2008, 14:26:27
To Tizzy - it is a portable phone with the base right next to the PC.

To the rest of you, there's a lot more to it, but it's not worth going into. I happen to think that ignoring anyone for an hour without at least saying "phone" is rude.

Then again, I only use MSN to talk to a few close friends occasionally. So far be it form me to lecture on MSN etiquette. I just don't see any reason why people should act differently to the way they'd normally treat someone, regardless of whether they're on MSN, the phone, down a pub, or whatever.

But, hey, seems I am in a minority, so no matter.

Bob
29-08-2008, 14:31:41
Messengers are a kind of bublegum medium. You're online or not. Whatever, CU. lolz

Grownups use the phone.

Lazarus and the Gimp
29-08-2008, 16:11:38
All messengers are crap. You end up conducting a dozen conversations at once, and at least half of those turn out to be with people who want it to be a special, all-night heart-to-heart demanding your sole attention, and get arsey when you just want a quick half-hour on-line. And then you get confused and send pictures of your willy to the wrong person, and it all gets awkward.

Bob
29-08-2008, 16:17:02
Ah, thanks for the pics anyway

Funko
29-08-2008, 16:27:40
I hope that was gratuitous use of photoshop, if not why were you plumbing with your cock?

MoSe
01-09-2008, 07:49:37
well, he wanted to regulate the flow, and he knows he needs a stopcock for that

Shining1
01-09-2008, 08:41:16
It's a bit specific as to what the situation was before the BRB though, isn't it Greg?

GENERALLY, no, don't expect anything out of an IM conversation.

In an instance in an MMO, saying BRB and leaving for an hour twenty would get you kicked and replaced, for sure.

If you were directing open-heart surgery on a solider in a field hospital using a sophisticated internet hookup, serious enquiries would be made.

My conclusions.

1. The friend in the story is a girl. This is clear because they are baby sitting a niece and spoke on the phone for an hour to a friend.
2. Greg fancies said "good friend" which is why he was peeved that she wasn't talking to him and why he sat there for 1h20 mins waiting for them to come back rather than thinking "fuckit, wonder what's on TV".
3. He's in friend zone.


I concur, with the additional conclusion that virtually everyone here has been in something approaching that situation and it's nothing to be smarmy about. =/

Funko
01-09-2008, 10:51:04
Oh yeah absolutely. Especially me.

I didn't mean to sound smarmy about it.

Aredhran
01-09-2008, 12:02:08
Originally posted by Funko
My conclusions.

1. The friend in the story is a girl. This is clear because they are baby sitting a niece and spoke on the phone for an hour to a friend.
2. Greg fancies said "good friend" which is why he was peeved that she wasn't talking to him and why he sat there for 1h20 mins waiting for them to come back rather than thinking "fuckit, wonder what's on TV".
3. He's in friend zone.

:lol: is Funko doing psychology 101 or what ?

King_Ghidra
01-09-2008, 12:08:04
he's the columbo of cg

Funko
01-09-2008, 12:12:06
Falk off.

MoSe
01-09-2008, 12:35:46
WHAT DID HIS WIFE SAY?

Gramercy Riffs
01-09-2008, 16:29:38
This thread is a new low

protein
02-09-2008, 02:24:43
bit each way.

i suppose if she was consoling you for a death or to stop you from committing murder/suicide or you were very deep into something important...

that's the only way i can possibly conceive that her getting on with her real life could be considered rude.

maybe the phone call was about you?