I really do. There's no way to disable that, is there?
Usually, it happens when I am typing and my first instinct is to hit Esc.ape to close the window so I can keep talking. I lose more messages that way.
I bet you people think I'm a real asshole for not responding. Sorry, I'm just doing what I gotta do. It's so hard to put a thought on hold, and even harder to get it back midsentence later on.
"Somewhere through a thousand blues a dragonfly descends with just a whisper
I'm lonelier than God."
I am the voice that whispers in my ear
in tranquil moments that danger is near
There's a song in there, maybe.
Y'all are like, nooooooo! not ANOTHER one! (=
This was spawned by a line of thought:
Think for just a moment that all the people IM'ing you are doing it for a reason. Whether they actually enjoy your company or just expect to get something from you; either way, they want something from you. That means you have something worthwhile to give, at least in their minds. A little measure of self-worth from your own damn psyche.
We need to remind ourselves the obvious.
And yes, I lecture myself in my head. No, it's not my mother's voice or my father's (though I know I outwardly sound like my father these days), whatever that says about my upbringing. I think it says a lot; that I am my own moral compass, and I always point True North.
The moral? Don't think, "What do these people want from me?!!" Think: "Hey, these people WANT something from me."
Everything I do is cute.
Initially, this was in the kind of "oh, isn't he a darling little thing!"
Then I got older, and cute was a bad thing, because it meant I was very sarcastic and successfully undermining my so-called superiors.
Now, it's still sarcastic, but that's cute and all right because the adults are my peers. Of course, it's still as long as it's not a direct contravention of their authority or personally demeaning to them.
Just an observation. That is what you people keep coming here for, right?
Quote of the lunch break:
"I do what my CD player tells me."
Crazy for you? No, I'm insane for my own personal reasons. I just happen to really like you, completely apart from that.