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(Wikipedia)   In the old days, you could hold a newspaper up to your face and people didn't interrupt you, because you were reading. Nowadays, we have screens, but that doesn't stop people from yakking at you. Why are people rude? Look who I'm asking   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line 159
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2012-09-18 08:34:48 AM
Newspapers were actually on paper once?

how odd...
 
2012-09-18 08:36:27 AM
Fark in a nutshell.

Stranger tries to strike up a conversation. Rather than think, "Oh how nice - someone who's actually friendly," you get pissed because he's interrupting your fantasy novel.
 
2012-09-18 08:37:45 AM
introvert problems.
 
2012-09-18 08:38:47 AM

kwame: Fark in a nutshell.

Stranger tries to strike up a conversation. Rather than think, "Oh how nice - someone who's actually friendly," you get pissed because he's interrupting your fantasy novel.


Whatever.

I'm almost to the part where Sniffles of PuddingShire is about to escort the Sugar Plum Faerie to the ball at Castle Handjob where she'll meet Prince ShortBus and united the Kingdom of Fap.
 
2012-09-18 08:39:20 AM
I like to sit on a plane or train and just stare silently at the person next to me until they say something. Then I turn away and ignore them.
 
2012-09-18 08:40:31 AM
you could hold a newspaper up to your face and people didn't interupt you

Lies.

"You readin' da paper?"
 
2012-09-18 08:41:44 AM
i42.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-18 08:41:59 AM
What the hell happened after Sugar Plum Faerie, 'tology. Everything just went all to hell after that point.
 
2012-09-18 08:42:11 AM
no they didn't. and it's just as easy to ignore them.
 
2012-09-18 08:43:35 AM
This is one of my biggest qualms with riding the bus. No matter if I have a paper book in my hands or my kindle, people always feel like it's okay to ask what I'm reading and then keep trying to conversate.

Please, just respect the fact that I am reading and leave me be.

Thank you!

Also, really don't read over my shoulder. It's SO farking gross.
 
2012-09-18 08:43:55 AM
If someone is watching a movie on their laptop, I like to lean my elbow on the arm rest, put my chin in my palm, lean over and watch along with them. Because they're wearing headphones and I can't hear, I just laugh when they laugh.
 
2012-09-18 08:45:03 AM

kwame: Fark in a nutshell.

Stranger tries to strike up a conversation. Rather than think, "Oh how nice - someone who's actually friendly," you get pissed because he's interrupting your fantasy novel.


Nah, I'm reading Fark, and the guy is a total bore. He wants to talk excitedly about all the NPR stories he head on the way to work, that I read before I left the house on Fark.
He's moved on to the next cube, but he's still jacked up about DNA. And Japanese Chinese relations, and Bigfoot.
 
2012-09-18 08:45:24 AM

LlamaGirl: conversate


*slap*
 
2012-09-18 08:46:57 AM

vudukungfu: Nah, I'm reading Fark, and the guy is a total bore. He wants to talk excitedly about all the NPR stories he head on the way to work, that I read before I left the house on Fark.


So someone wants to talk to you about subjects you thought interesting enough to read about yourself, but you're ticked because he's interrupting your Fark time? Dude, that's worse than what I suggested earlier.
 
2012-09-18 08:47:39 AM

kwame: [i42.photobucket.com image 308x100]


Awesome.

middleoftheday: What the hell happened after Sugar Plum Faerie, 'tology. Everything just went all to hell after that point.


The Dread Emperor Lazer Spike came in and kidnapped her, devastating the realm.
 
2012-09-18 08:48:20 AM
Oh, my bad. I just saw your profile. You weren't reading for enrichment, just trying to get more greenlights. Carry on.
 
2012-09-18 08:49:44 AM

Al_Ed: I like to sit on a plane or train and just stare silently at the person next to me until they say something. Then I turn away and ignore them.


That would be fine with me. I would never realize you were staring.
 
2012-09-18 08:49:58 AM

kwame: Oh, my bad. I just saw your profile. You weren't reading for enrichment, just trying to get more greenlights. Carry on.


yep, of to submit yet another useless tibbit.
Beats playing pop cap games.
 
2012-09-18 08:50:28 AM

kwame: stuff


Hey, YGM.
 
2012-09-18 08:50:37 AM
lazer spike sux!

and probably has those big ugly pepperoni nipples
 
2012-09-18 08:50:59 AM
I just always wear my ear buds whenever I am in public.
Someone tries to talk to me, I ignore them.
 
2012-09-18 08:51:46 AM

Al_Ed: Hey, YGM.


Got it. Give me a few.
 
2012-09-18 08:51:46 AM

middleoftheday: lazer spike sux!

and probably has those big ugly pepperoni nipples


GIS for Lazer Spike

a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2012-09-18 08:51:47 AM
Tibbet?
 
2012-09-18 08:51:49 AM

the_rev: Al_Ed: I like to sit on a plane or train and just stare silently at the person next to me until they say something. Then I turn away and ignore them.

That would be fine with me. I would never realize you were staring.


Yes you would...you'd feel my breath.
 
2012-09-18 08:52:45 AM
I remedy this by going out in public really seldom and when I do, relying on my natural air of creepiness to ward off extraverted types.
 
2012-09-18 08:54:10 AM
As a person who starts random conversation with strangers a lot...I don't care and I'm gonna keep doing it. SO THERE. SUCK ON THAT.
 
2012-09-18 08:54:37 AM
Ever have someone fall asleep next to you on a plane and end up leaning their head on your shoulder? Yup, I did. Some lady. I was sitting there and suddenly feel hair brush my face. The woman next to me had dozed off and I guess just slid over. It was...odd.
 
2012-09-18 08:55:44 AM

sarahthustra: LlamaGirl: conversate

*slap*


fark off
 
2012-09-18 08:56:19 AM

LlamaGirl: Also, really don't read over my shoulder. It's SO farking gross.


But, like, man, words want to be FREE, man.
 
2012-09-18 08:57:10 AM
Random: "What are you reading?"
Me: "It is a book about dealing with people in public, written by the United Brotherhood of None of your Goddamn Business! Good day."
 
2012-09-18 08:57:45 AM

LlamaGirl: sarahthustra: LlamaGirl: conversate

*slap*

fark off


weknowmemes.com
 
2012-09-18 08:58:02 AM
No wonder so many of you thrive on the internet.
 
2012-09-18 08:58:12 AM

Al_Ed: Ever have someone fall asleep next to you on a plane and end up leaning their head on your shoulder? Yup, I did. Some lady. I was sitting there and suddenly feel hair brush my face. The woman next to me had dozed off and I guess just slid over. It was...odd.


Once, actually... a little girl. If my biological imperative doohickey had been installed correctly, I probably would have come home and begun the procreation process immediately. It was very sweet.
 
2012-09-18 09:00:22 AM

middleoftheday: Al_Ed: Ever have someone fall asleep next to you on a plane and end up leaning their head on your shoulder? Yup, I did. Some lady. I was sitting there and suddenly feel hair brush my face. The woman next to me had dozed off and I guess just slid over. It was...odd.

Once, actually... a little girl. If my biological imperative doohickey had been installed correctly, I probably would have come home and begun the procreation process immediately. It was very sweet.


Me, I just froze at first. And then I realized she was kind of attractive. And her shampoo smelled nice. So I let her sleep.

Of course, when she came to and wiped the drool from her face that took a little something away from the moment, but still...
 
2012-09-18 09:01:21 AM

ami5000: No wonder so many of you thrive on the internet.


You really think you're better than everyone, doncha?

Where can I get a dose of ego like that?
 
2012-09-18 09:02:32 AM
My younger sister spent a summer riding the bus to Community College to make up some classes.
One of the special passengers had a crush on her, and made a point to sit next to her daily.
He would then fall asleep on her shoulder, and sometimes drool.
 
2012-09-18 09:02:48 AM
Talk to them, ya social retard.
 
2012-09-18 09:03:42 AM

LlamaGirl: You really think you're better than everyone, doncha?

Where can I get a dose of ego like that?


By talking to strangers.
 
2012-09-18 09:05:07 AM

LlamaGirl: ami5000: No wonder so many of you thrive on the internet.

You really think you're better than everyone, doncha?

Where can I get a dose of ego like that?


Ladies, ladies...as the voice of reason, allow me to say there's very likely a good common ground. For instance, it's always nice to respect a person's space when they're obviously engrossed in an activity. However, if maybe we all spoke nicely to one another more often rather than passing as strangers each and every day, I dunno, maybe so much bad sh*t would stop happening in the world?

Just a thought...
 
2012-09-18 09:05:53 AM
Upcoming CJ: which TFer/TFette would you let drool on you on the plane?
 
2012-09-18 09:06:06 AM

ami5000: By talking to strangers.


If I'm reading, I have no desire to talk to strangers.

Guess I'm a social tard!

Where'd I leave my helmet and floaties?
 
2012-09-18 09:06:38 AM

LlamaGirl: If I'm reading, I have no desire to talk to strangers.

Guess I'm a social tard!

Where'd I leave my helmet and floaties?


Probably on the bus.
 
2012-09-18 09:06:54 AM

middleoftheday: Upcoming CJ: which TFer/TFette would you let drool on you on the plane?


I'll say middleoftheday!!
 
2012-09-18 09:07:14 AM

Al_Ed: Ladies, ladies...as the voice of reason, allow me to say there's very likely a good common ground. For instance, it's always nice to respect a person's space when they're obviously engrossed in an activity. However, if maybe we all spoke nicely to one another more often rather than passing as strangers each and every day, I dunno, maybe so much bad sh*t would stop happening in the world?


There's nothing wrong with striking up a conversation with someone while you're waiting in a line, or hanging out in a park just staring off... If they're reading or doing something that is clearly taking their attention? Be respectful and leave them alone.
 
2012-09-18 09:08:16 AM

Al_Ed: Of course, when she came, too, and wiped the drool from her face that took a little something away from the moment, but still...


Fixed your poor grammar.
 
2012-09-18 09:09:23 AM

LlamaGirl: ami5000: No wonder so many of you thrive on the internet.

You really think you're better than everyone, doncha?

Where can I get a dose of ego like that?


i've got some extra you can have.
 
2012-09-18 09:09:24 AM

LlamaGirl: There's nothing wrong with striking up a conversation with someone while you're waiting in a line, or hanging out in a park just staring off... If they're reading or doing something that is clearly taking their attention? Be respectful and leave them alone.


I don't disagree. If I was thinking of saying something I'd probably wait until thye set the book down, stopped typing on the laptop, or maybe even reached over and gave my thigh a gentle squeeze.
 
2012-09-18 09:10:27 AM

the_rev: Al_Ed: Of course, when she came, too, and wiped the drool from her face that took a little something away from the moment, but still...

Fixed your poor grammar.


I guess that's why she kept the tray down.
 
2012-09-18 09:11:27 AM
Hah, green
 
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