Sadly, a lot of things tick me off. Here are my top 5
5. Reading Billboards Out Loud
Billboards, signs, anything that can be read. Someone just has to read it aloud. It’s not like I’m illiterate. Are you reading aloud billboards because you want me to pay attention to them? If you want to point something out, just gesture towards it instead of mocking my intelligence and reading it aloud.
4. Taking Things too Seriously
Not everything is meant to be a debate. If you don’t agree with me about something, just tell me. But if the conversation goes on for more than 2 or 3 sentences, just drop it.
Some people take their opinions way to heavily. It’s great to stand up for what you believe in, but don’t argue about trivial things and subjects that aren’t important.
3. 1-Word Texts
"Hey, on RogerHub I’m thinking about making a music player where people can listen to music that I put up. Maybe I’ll have a repeat option or something. And people can request songs to be put up there. I’ll just have the music stream from YouTube so I don’t have to pay for the bandwith. Do you think it’s a good idea?"
Are you serious? Did you press the SEND button too early? I spent like a whole 3 minutes typing up that text, and you just reply with half of a word. "Yea". I know that I didn’t leave many topics for a continued conversation, but at least give me more than one measly word.
If you’re busy and you don’t have the time to type up a complete sentence, don’t text back at all. (Normal) People don’t spend their whole lives on the phone texting. (Unless you’re really really bored.) It’s understandable that it could take hours for a reply, but replying with a single word is just insulting.
You’re basically telling the other person, "I got your text, but more important things concern me at the moment. I don’t appreciate you taking the time to share your ideas and I don’t care about you enough to ponder it for more than 4 seconds. I am replying with a single word, both so that I don’t have to remember what you told me, and so that you wont think that I reply slowly. I am purposely leaving no room for further conversation so that you can quietly leave my life. Good-bye."
Not very pleasant…
2. Leg Shaking
When you’re little, you naturally have a lot of stamina and you tend to work it off by shaking your leg. But seriously, leg shaking is very very annoying to whoever is sitting next to you.
If you have so much energy that you can’t stop yourself from shaking, go run a mile. Still have energy? Go run another one. Go run 10 miles. Keep running till you’re too sore and tired to shake your leg anymore.
The nicer and more practical solution is to just control it. Keep reminding yourself to stop shaking your leg and the habit will disappear.
1. Spreading False Information
To illustrate this one, I will be using this comic:
If you’re not sure about something, mention it. Nobody’s going to judge you because you’re not sure about something.
If you’re going to tell other people something, make sure that you know what you’re talking about. You wouldn’t believe how quickly false information can influence people.
Back in Elementary School:
"Computers have something called IP Addresses"
"IP Addresses are unique, so you have to keep them secret."
(A few more conversations later)
"If I know your IP Address, I can overload your Power Supply and blow up your computer.
I’m not even joking.
People left and right were claiming that they blew up their enemies’ computers because they found their IP Address.
Yeah, this is pretty common amongst 8-year olds, but now, people should be old enough to research things before sharing information.
So, I’m not saying that I’ve never done any of these above things (Because I have). << Wrote that to satisfy any complaints from Kenny
Okay, I’m done ranting now.
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