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BioEnchanted
Aug 9, 2011

He plays for the dreamers that forgot how to dream, and the lovers that forgot how to love.

Dr Christmas posted:

Oh, we’re talking introvert and excessive American chatiness peeves? Middle school was hell for me for many reasons, one of which was that people noticed me being quiet and frequently brought it up to me. And then they’d bring it up when I wasn’t quite. Sometimes they’d interrupt class to call attention to it, and some teachers would join in! loving monsters!

My parents were adamant that you couldn’t just say “Hi” to someone. You had to ask them stuff. I got performance reviews for family friend visits.

The popularization of “What’s up” as a casual greeting was a cruel prank America played on itself. I still don’t know what the proper answer to “What’s up” is.

THe answer is to be overwhelmingly honest. "What's up? Well, my son just came down with a cold, I've had a poo poo day at work, my bread has gone off early and my last 3 job interviews fell through, so i've been drowning my sorrows in random Anime. You?"

They'll never ask that question again.

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Bobby Digital
Sep 4, 2009


A meeting of the minds

https://twitter.com/mtgreenee/status/1390755069000261632?s=21

Edgar Allen Ho
Apr 3, 2017


Quoth James Cameron,

"Nevermore"




this seems like it's meant for IOSM but I'mma say those two are also my pet peeves

fizzymercury
Aug 18, 2011


BioEnchanted posted:

THe answer is to be overwhelmingly honest. "What's up? Well, my son just came down with a cold, I've had a poo poo day at work, my bread has gone off early and my last 3 job interviews fell through, so i've been drowning my sorrows in random Anime. You?"

They'll never ask that question again.

This would backfire horribly with me. I'd think you wanted a conversation and you'd be trapped with a chatty cheerful person.

yeah I eat ass
Mar 14, 2005

only people who enjoy my posting can replace this avatar

I used to try and keep my answers fresh when people asked "what's up" and "how's it going" but I realized nobody really notices and it wasn't worth the effort, so it's "not much" and "not bad" 100% of the time.

It only really bothers me when it's my boss who does it. Just tell me what you need me to do.

Dip Viscous
Sep 17, 2019



Spalec posted:

I swear some servers wait until I've just taken a big ol' bite of my burger before appearing and asking how everything is. So I just have to do the 'positive sounding grunt/thumbs up'

They intentionally wait until you've taken a bite so they have extra time to look at the table and see if you've stolen anything.

Edgar Allen Ho
Apr 3, 2017


Quoth James Cameron,

"Nevermore"



yeah I eat rear end posted:

I used to try and keep my answers fresh when people asked "what's up" and "how's it going" but I realized nobody really notices and it wasn't worth the effort, so it's "not much" and "not bad" 100% of the time.

It only really bothers me when it's my boss who does it. Just tell me what you need me to do.

"Can you *x work task*?"

"Naw man sorry"

don't fire me motherfucker you asked

Dip Viscous
Sep 17, 2019



Edgar Allen Ho posted:

"Can you *x work task*?"

"Naw man sorry"

don't fire me motherfucker you asked

"Do you want to perform this task?"

Then they pretend you refused to do it when you say no.

Dip Viscous
Sep 17, 2019



"Hey, Dip, we're short staffed tonight so I'll need you to work the bar." is way more helpful for both of us than presenting it as a question and acting like I'm the rear end in a top hat later.

Brawnfire
Jul 13, 2004

Listen to Cylindricule!
https://linktr.ee/Cylindricule


For real, don't make me jump through hoops of feigning enthusiasm, we both know the only reason I'm gonna show up is tips and masochism so just lay bare the reality of the situation and let's move on

Helith
Nov 5, 2009

Basket of Adorables




Dr Christmas posted:

Oh, we’re talking introvert and excessive American chatiness peeves? Middle school was hell for me for many reasons, one of which was that people noticed me being quiet and frequently brought it up to me. And then they’d bring it up when I wasn’t quite. Sometimes they’d interrupt class to call attention to it, and some teachers would join in! loving monsters!

My parents were adamant that you couldn’t just say “Hi” to someone. You had to ask them stuff. I got performance reviews for family friend visits.

The popularization of “What’s up” as a casual greeting was a cruel prank America played on itself. I still don’t know what the proper answer to “What’s up” is.

Just flip it back onto them and answer "good thanks, and you?" then they'll either start talking at you and you just nod along or they give you a generic "good thanks" and it dies out.

BioEnchanted
Aug 9, 2011

He plays for the dreamers that forgot how to dream, and the lovers that forgot how to love.

fizzymercury posted:

This would backfire horribly with me. I'd think you wanted a conversation and you'd be trapped with a chatty cheerful person.

I'm actually the same way, I was mostly goofing.

Edgar Allen Ho
Apr 3, 2017


Quoth James Cameron,

"Nevermore"



BioEnchanted posted:

I'm actually the same way, I was mostly goofing.

This poo poo convinces me that the introvert/extrovert stuff must have some basis in reality because I unironically would loving hate being trapped with a chatty cheerful stranger. Leave me alone I'll talk to you if the bus rolls over and we need to escape that's about it. I have friends I live with someone I don't need you, rando bus person.

fizzymercury
Aug 18, 2011


Edgar Allen Ho posted:

This poo poo convinces me that the introvert/extrovert stuff must have some basis in reality because I unironically would loving hate being trapped with a chatty cheerful stranger. Leave me alone I'll talk to you if the bus rolls over and we need to escape that's about it. I have friends I live with someone I don't need you, rando bus person.

Look I'm sorry. I only talk to the rando bus people now because one too many of you cool and interesting people were mean to me.

Just wanted to talk about the book you're reading you didn't have to throw it at me.

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Chip McFuck
Jul 24, 2007

We droppin' like a comet and this Vulcan tried to Spock it/These Martians tried to do it, but knew they couldn't cop it



Was on a family zoom call for mother's day and my mom started talking about how this sitcom she is watching had this joke about a kid asking a doll's pronouns. My brother piped up and started talking about how there are only two genders and I just wanted to scream. I hate that there's so much familial pressure to keep in contact with him when I just want to sever.

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