Wednesday, April 16, 2008

YOU ARE WHAT COMPANY YOU KEEP/TEXT?

Bananas taste real good right after having an orange. Profound thoughts from yours truly, I know!

Text messaging is really cool and all, but I find some people really overdo it. For a quick hello or emergency type message I guess it's fine, but I often find certain folks using it to have entire conversations! It gets annoying after a while just trying to keep up, so I often will just dial them to try and speak to them, instead of going through the whole entire bull! Ain't it easier kids to just call the person up?! I mean, really! This is all due to the new technology we all enjoy nowadays, as is the case with the Internet, which opened up normally shy people (like myself) to start a relationship with someone without all the uncomfortable motions of having to deal with a person live and in the flesh, but I think certain people still take it too far, and having social interaction with someone is still the best way to go. You can't say you know someone purely on having conversations over instant messenger, chat rooms, or text messaging, unless you really spend quality time with someone face-to-face. I guess I'm guilty of it too mind you, for it is at times much easier to talk to someone via a text message than to make a phone call, but the phone call is way better and much more personal in the end. I know I know, some of us have a hard time talking to someone on the phone and get past the, "How are you?" ;)

Speaking of social interaction, one of my co-workers and someone close to my heart have said that I often make room for people in my life that I really should not be associating with. Sure, it's fine they say to speak to everyone and be friendly, but that I need to learn to set boundaries with certain people who can perhaps have a negative impact in my life. For example, there's this really attitude-ridden girl at work whom everyone pretty much hates here, but for some reason she has come to like me and regularly visits my cubicle. My co-worker says it reflects poorly on me for even having her hang around me, but what am I to do? We do laugh and talk about stuff I guess, and even though she is not highly intellectual, I guess I don't see anything wrong with semi-befriending her at this point. I'm like Jesus here! I welcome all who value me and appreciate my advice or good sense of humor! LOL! And then there's the dudes/friends I know who have drug issues and stuff, who are genuinely good people, but have addiction problems and crap. Yeah, I've been told to sever ties with those people too, but my thing is, if I were to become so damn selective and picky, I wouldn't have friends or anyone to talk to period! But anyway, yeah, I've been told I make a bad selection when it comes to certain people in my life, so there! Not that they're affecting me really, but that's the opinion of some I suppose. My opinion being, if you're generally nice and seek my company, why shall I reject thee, unless you're a serious psychopath, serial killer, or just a plain asshole with me.

The Pope is in America. Big freakin' deal right?

11 comments:

Projekt R3volution said...

I say as long as a person isn't stealing you blind behind your back or making you do unethical things that can cause you personal problems then there's no issue. People do things we all don't approve of but why judge them on silly things. No one is perfect :)

d. chedwick bryant said...

I say talk to whoever you want to talk to, and if it starts to feel like a bad experience to you, then cut back on chat time, naturally at your own pace. you decide. However if this person knows something you don't, like she's unstable and may spread gossip about you or worse, ---find out exactly why he thinks she is bad in detail. If she's just annoying well most of us are. Jesus should stay neutral for as long as he can, right?

thanx for the banana apres orange tip.

dit said...

Sometimes I text rather than call because the connection is not so great. I actually love to text, I feel as if I am connecting with the person, most of which I already know, and am not bothering them.

Hmm, sounds as if someone is a little jealous? lol Who would know better if they were being taken advantage of? You or the nay sayers?

Lewis said...

Mr. Pope can go right back to Rome for all I care. As for the texting deal, I'm with you....freaking call me if you want to talk!

Loren Soth said...

You can always talk to whom you want to, but just becareful. Sometimes certain people can involve you in the most harmful things unwittingly.

You are right about be too selective, and yet for some reason I can't find the happy medium. I trust too much I get majorly hurt... and trust to little I only have my doggies. People just suck in general... I say screw them and just kill them ALL! LET GOD SORT OUT THIS SORRY MESS OF HUMANITY AND LET HE JUDGE THEM! I AM JUST THE DELIVERY MAN TO MAKE SURE YOUR SOULS GOES TO JUDGEMENT AND BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Whoops... got carried away.

Just be wary of people's intentions. You've gotten through life this far, and unlike me your less than dmaged goods. Just becareful.

P.S. the Drugee are really bad though. Turn them in for fun and profit! You can make a good amount of scratch by turning a certain person in.... cough... these damn Winston cigarrettes... cough.

d. chedwick bryant said...

Dear Wat,

I challenge you to a game of featherstick!

*la luna negra* said...

i'm not texting you anymore, whinner

M- Filer said...

"reflects poorly on you"? Reflects poorly to who? The implication is that other co-workrers are judging you for being a kind ear to all. Fuck them.

Marko said...

I am a txtr, I admit it....you have a point though, interaction face to face is best. We all have people in our life like those you have described, hell at times I might even be one of those friends. You can give the best advice and be their friend but I would never severe ties with them.

BTW, i am hurt im not linked on your blog...yeah i am needy, lol! JK...Have a great weekend WAT!

dennis said...

Dennis asks R U ... POS. Ltr.

LBIC said...

I completely agree. I hate text messaging. I mean, I don't hate it but when someone wants to have a full on conversation with me via text, I just don't respond. It takes two seconds to make plans if you call the person. But by text it ends up taking a half an hour with the back and forth.