Xero's other waste of space

May 1, 2004

Away message.

Filed under: General — Xero @ 5:25 am

I’m sure many of you reading this have done this, as I know many people who do it. I myself, never have, and don’t ever plan to, as I hate the idea entirely. You know, the golden rule applies and all, I’m not going to do it to other people and I don’t expect people to do it to me either.

Of course, I wouldn’t know if anyone has done it to me specifically as the whole idea is over abusing a system of away notification. Yes, people who put on away messages when they aren’t away. You know who you are. You do it all the time, I know so many people who do it. Of course when they’re talking to me at the time I know they’re not doing it to avoid me specifically but the fact that they do it even if not to avoid me is annoying.

So why can’t you people just tell the person or people you’re trying to avoid to go away? Is that so hard? Or do you think it’s easier to just lie than to explain yourself? Well hey it’s your mind not mine so I’m not the one being stupid.

Seriously people, what’s the point of this? Do you think the other person won’t understand? Do you not have the guts? What’s the mental deficiency you people have that makes it easier to lie on an away notification system than to admit not wanting to be available all the time to someone.

Oh sure, maybe you got in a fight with someone and are trying to avoid that, or some other silly avoidance. Deal with it. I don’t want to see your god damn away message on if you’re not away, it’s not my fault you have some stupid problem with someone or only feel like chatting to certain people. It’s your problem, because obviously you people aren’t dealing with something that should be dealt with.

Don’t think this is personally against anyone – it’s not. You’d be surprised how many people do this shit. I wonder if people get the idea of doing it from one another?

To be honest, I don’t even like the idea of away messages. If I’m going away, I sign off. When I go idle, I have an away message that comes on automatically, and you’ll probably see it most when I’m watching TV, as I put my monitor into DPMS power off mode which activates my screen saver which sends the idle signal to my instant messaging client, putting me in idle mode, away mode, and saving power, all at once.

You people are inefficient at online communication. You don’t live up to my standards. I hate you.

Okay not really but come on people, what the hell? People aren’t that hard to deal with, but you’ll make it a lot harder to deal with me when I’m gouging out your eyeballs with a spoon.

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