Friday, May 15, 2009

Common Courtesy

You know, in the 21st century, this day and age of "text me" communication it seems as if common courtesy has gone straight out the window. It's like no one knows how to hold a conversation anymore. How many times have you been talking to someone who (when the conversation was over) didn't even say goodbye to you? It seems like the way to say "goodbye" now is to simply flip your phone closed. End of conversation. It's the same when chatting online too it seems. Lately I have had way, way too many chats that just ended with me hanging in the breeze until I finally get the message that the person I am chatting with is no longer interested. Usually this is a person who looked me up to chat, not the other way around. Whatever happened to "well, I have to go now. We'll chat later ok"? I know a lot of people have two or three (or more!) chats going at once and they forget about one of them sooner or later. I think this behavior is rude. I never engage in more than one chat at a time for exactly that reason. In the scene, it seems to be all to common. Some guy will look me up and then make me play the "Waiting Game"; you know the one. Or they look you up to chat and then you have to do most of the conversing while they answer every message with "cool" (or worse "kewl"), "absolutely" or "LOL". You can't get any information from them and they looked you up to chat. What is wrong with this picture? Have we forgotten how to communicate, which is so important in the spanking scene? I personally hate what I call "text message English", where someone writes "How r u?" instead of taking the time to type "How are you?" We aren't in high school are we?
In my opinion anyone who writes like this during a chat or on a message board should receive twenty swats with my brand new paddle. Maybe it shows my bias, but I think it shows bad manners and poor English skills when someone writes this way in email or chat or what have you.
It's pretty much the reason I am the only person on the face of the earth who doesn't have a cell phone.
Well, I just had to get that off my chest. I'm sorry it's been so long since I blogged; I have had health issues that prevented me from doing so. I hope to get back in the swing and stop neglecting my poor blog from now on. Maybe I'm the one who needs twenty swats with my new paddle? :)

Cigi has left the building...
As always, play safe and play nice, kiddies!