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  • Joeyphx444

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    Sep 07, 2009 10:06 PM GMT
    Spending quality time with people? Why do we have to make plans with people like a month in advance? Why do we need to "pencil" each other into our lives? Why don't you make plans and stick to them? Is there anyone out there who feels the same, and who is around my age. I am sure the older men feel like this, but I wanna know this generation's view
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    Sep 07, 2009 10:15 PM GMT
    I always have to make plans a month ahead with my friends. We are always usually busy doing other stuff anyways,so its nice to think ahead of time so there are no surprises with "ohh I can't make it so sakura kevin I have to watch so and so". Plus I usually tend to forget somethings,so it's always nice to have things penciled in a date book icon_biggrin.gif

    Alsoooo...half of my friends are going to the U of A so that makes things more complex when it comes to hanging out.
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    Sep 08, 2009 3:12 AM GMT
    I schedule everything. And you know when some people make fun of those who need to "check their schedule" before booking a date? Well, I am one of those. I write down everything, I organize my day so that I have enough time for everyone and everything. But that's not stopping me from spending quality time with my friends icon_smile.gif It's just a well organized quality time.
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    Sep 08, 2009 3:15 AM GMT
    i think he's referring indirectly to BBD: the Bigger, Better, Deal. (i.e.: not wanting to commit to anyone until the last possible moment, because something or someone more important/interesting may pop up in the intervening time)... and it's annoying as hell, i agree.
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    Sep 08, 2009 6:43 AM GMT
    My random days are gone..... In the past 5 years the least i have worked has be 65 hours a week and sometimes upto 92 hours. No weekends, no vacations, no sick days. So wt were you saying about quality time??
  • Joeyphx444

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    Sep 08, 2009 7:04 AM GMT
    I feel like people are even too busy these days for random hanging out. I tried it and everyone is busy or something so we might as well schedule something

    No one really takes much time to just chill and relax even in the middle of the day. I know it's an "American thing" to go go go go go and not stop until you get sick and die. It'd be nice to just chill with someone and not worry about everything around you and your worries, at least for a little while. Just hang out and not look at cell phones, not worry about time too much
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    Sep 08, 2009 7:18 AM GMT
    Jmuscle33 saidWhy do we have to make plans with people like a month in advance?


    Well, in LA sometimes it takes a month to travel 4 miles via car. So this is necessary.
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    Sep 08, 2009 3:36 PM GMT

    Spontaneity; the lost art...
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    Sep 08, 2009 3:45 PM GMT
    I wish it was easier to see my friends too. I have two friends in particular who live not far from me, but they are both always so freakin busy and its like pulling teeth to make plans.

    We've known each other for many years and and they are both great friends. But I can't help but be frustrated because I would like to see them more....even just to chill and watch tv together.

    And I've told them that, but still.......

    Does calling someone your best friend(s) depend on how often you see them? Sometimes I get irritated because I wonder if they were really really my friends, they wold make more of an effort to see me.

    Or am I being to quick with the judgements?
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    Sep 08, 2009 3:58 PM GMT
    I think they do have time, limited though...... to see other people and do things.........but even less time to see me. I don't think I'm being blown off, but its a little unsettling to see them make more time for others than me.

    I think I am going to start barging in on their lives by giving them little advance warning and just showing up at their work and drag them to lunch or in a good natured way, telling them I will chop their heads off if we don't see each other soon.

    Rather than making a plan to see a concert or going out to eat I would be happy sitting on a park bench and simply shooting the breeze.