Friday, November 23, 2007
Why I blocked my best friend on gtalk
S is one of my best friends from grad school. Now we catch up on phone every now and then and more often then never, each actual phone conversation is the result of a long-drawn phone tag between the two of us. In the meantime, the list of things we want to share with each other just keeps building up; often, I actually make real lists so I remember to tell her everything that I had meant to. Yeah, most of the time its inane stuff, the kind of daily conversation I miss having with her. Now we have each other on our gtalk lists, and of course, its sometimes easier to find someone online than to find them actually pick up their phone. (Sad!). So now, instead of waiting until we actually talk on phone, all that fun stuff is spilled on gtalk. We're both also the kinds who won't stop once we start, so all attempts to can the gtalk are a waste. Now real-time giggling is replaced by lol and LOL and ROFL. The chats are distracted, incidental and not those cosy phone talks we usually eagerly await every weekend or so. I really don't like this turn our friendship is taking. So now my best friend's name is in a list in glorious company of idiot folks that I find most annoying and have blocked off for entirely different reasons. Heh.