People that take AGES to reply!

This is a discussion on People that take AGES to reply! within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; [rant] Don't you just hate it when your chatting to someone, who takes ages to reply? If i wanted some ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Birmingham, UK
    Posts
    12

    People that take AGES to reply!

    [rant]

    Don't you just hate it when your chatting to someone, who takes ages to reply? If i wanted some snail mail reply, i'd of sent them a letter in the post, or maybe put a note on a pigeons leg and hope it get's to them!!!!!!

    Even worse, i'm waiting ages for a reply that says LOL, now that really gets on my nerves, if i wanted a chat with a clown, i'd of applied for a job in the circus.

    [/rant]
    www.unlocked-networks.com

  2. #2
    & the hat of GPL slaying Thantos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    5,681
    Maybe just maybe they have something else better to do then talk with you.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Birmingham, UK
    Posts
    12
    no, they just troll conversations chatting nonsense
    www.unlocked-networks.com

  4. #4
    Registered User Paz_Rax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    16
    Mayhaps they have important things to do like work or school or a loved one to spend time with?
    "Life, it's all in how you script it."

  5. #5
    Registered User axon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    2,572
    this ranting is a recurring theme on this board lately ...am I do only one to notice....maybe I should make my own ranting thread, about other people's ranting?

    or maybe Kermi should make a forum solely devoted to bitter folk's rants?


    p.s. start a blog or something

    EDIT:: BTW OP, maybe they hate you because you whine too much?

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

    there are two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness. - franz kafka

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    1,708
    find something more interesting to talk about and they won't make long replies that say lol.

    They will make quick replies that say yay.

  7. #7
    Board Conservative UnregdRegd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    154
    I'll be the first to admit I'm one of those people who takes ages to reply to e-mail and instant messages. Others here have proposed plausible explanations for why slow repliers like me do the naughty thing we do, but they're unexceptionally false.

    Truthfully, when it took me ten minutes to respond to your* thoughtfully typed account of a humorous occurrence in your life, it wasn't because I had "better things to do." No, the reason was because I wanted to aggrevate you; in fact, I always have a stopwatch at hand when I'm on an instant messenger service so that I can properly do this. Responding to you with an unimaginative abbreviation like "lol" is simply icing on the cake.

    You see, slow repliers get a perverse joy from their habit. It's a mild sadism that's increasingly addictive. Your next message is another chance for me to get my fix.

    Besides, you wouldn't want us slow repliers to be the obviously lonely lusers the fast repliers are, would you?

    * Note: I am using you here broadly, not referring to any person in particular.
    I am a programmer. My first duty is to God, then to nation, then to employer, then to family, then to friends, then to computer, and finally to myself. I code with dignity, honor, and integrity.

  8. #8
    RoD
    RoD is offline
    Redundantly Redundant RoD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    6,331
    I purposely wait this long to reply to this thread.

    P.S: LoL

  9. #9
    Banned nickname_changed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    986
    I must admit, I hate the way some people do things like go off and go to the toilet and things and don't even bother to tell you they'll 'brb'. Personally, when I'm on an IM client, I treat it like a real convo in person. If someone says something, I respond straight away. If someone asked you a question, and you stood there for 20 mins before answering, or said 'LOL', you'd look like there was something wrong with you.

  10. #10
    RoD
    RoD is offline
    Redundantly Redundant RoD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    6,331
    ask axon, im the king of not saying anything AND forgetting my away msg :P

  11. #11
    Banned nickname_changed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    986
    They should introduce spankings for people who don't reply within one minute to an IM Message, or forget to say they're away.

  12. #12
    Registered User axon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    2,572
    >>ask axon, im the king of not saying anything AND forgetting my away msg :P

    yes but i also don't care

    >> hate the way some people do things like go off and go to the toilet and things and don't even bother to tell you they'll 'brb'

    where in the social contract do you have a phrase that I am oblidged to let you know when I am going to take a ........ when talking to you by IMs? huh, tell me?

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

    there are two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness. - franz kafka

  13. #13
    Registered User Paz_Rax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    16
    Due to the rules of the social contract:
    "I'm sorry all intrest has been lost im away...taking a ...........on the toilet"
    "Life, it's all in how you script it."

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Should it be legalized?
    By abachler in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 168
    Last Post: 06-08-2008, 08:56 AM
  2. help with people counting program..
    By Gong in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-30-2006, 01:31 AM
  3. I'm worried about some of the people wanting to program...
    By damonbrinkley in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11-23-2002, 06:38 AM
  4. Religious Bull****
    By Witch_King in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 119
    Last Post: 10-23-2001, 07:14 AM
  5. IT people - weird genius or simply narrow-minded, antisocial, lazy people
    By Carlos in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-11-2001, 05:00 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21