I list off the different screen names I use in the various Instant Messaging clients here on the left because I like getting feedback from folks who visit the site. There are days when I’ll be notified that a dozen or so people have added me to their contact list and as a result I’ve noticed a trend among the IM fanatics: They seem to add people to their contact list without any good reason other than they can and then they tend to forget why they added you in the first place. This has resulted in a number of very short conversations that will guarantee you will end up being added to my ignore list. They go a little something like this:
Dumbass: hey ther
Dumbass: who iz dis?
Me: If you don’t know who I am, why am I on your contact list?
Dumbass: sorry, who th fuck iz dis?
Me: Welcome to my ignore list.
Needless to say, my ignore list is getting quite lengthy. I don’t know if there’s a limit in any of the clients on how many people you can ignore, but if there is I’ll probably find out before too much longer. I especially love it when they ask insightful questions like “how cum u type so good? u n teacher?”
Look folks, I accept that in the IM world there’s a different way to type born out of
intrinsic lazinessspeed and I don’t have a problem with that, but don’t bitch at me because I’m capable of typing halfway decently in a reasonable amount of time. And if you don’t know who the hell I am then just delete me from your contact list instead of asking stupid questions, OK?