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.

12 comments:

Coco Captive said...

Which is good... now u can return to ur giggles... :)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

CC,
:) yes. that's what we did.

Anonymous said...

oh i know that....first you stop talking on phone and start chatting ...then chatting starts becoming boring after a while and telephonic conversations a little awkward...

i mean yeah..even i don't like that turn in the friendship...so blocking is good....and real life giggling every once in a while...its so cathartic :)

anonymous said...

who cares?

Anurag Srivastava said...

a nice thing to do indeed

but how about using gtalk for what its makers designed it, i.e. talking :P

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

anonymous #1,
yeah! exactly! and giggling is very cathartic. :)

anony #2,
dunno. who cares who cares?

anurag,
ah- well- gtalk makers did not design it for macs, hence we are limited to chatting via IM only. :)

sd said...

Unrelated...

"LOL!!! :)) how did your head of dept. react??" --> Well he did not say anything. I was scared he may not turn up the next day though :P

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

hehe. better still, you should've disappeared. :)

greensatya said...

Hehe, so here goes one software limitation of Mac ( from the other post)

But take care that you keep the connection through phone. I stopped using IMs and lost many friends...

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

hehe. its not a limitation of mac. its a limitation of gtalk! :)

yes, i will keep up the friendship through phone. it won't go just like that.

tachyoson said...

talking over the phone is definitely better, but then you need people who think it worth dedicating their time to listen and talk to you.

chat, is the weapon of the desperately lonely or the immensely distant(or maybe those two are really the same)

i dread the day i ever say LOL in a real conversation. i've endedup typing HAHAHAHHAHAHA and *grin* instead.

Rays Of Sun said...

hehe, the more I read the stuff you write the more I relate to you. I never chat with my best friend online and neither my family. Internet is good in a way but it takes away the charm of real life interaction:-)