Just Answer The Damn Question!!

  • Joeyphx444

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    Oct 22, 2009 4:50 AM GMT
    I have a pet peeve I would like to share icon_biggrin.gif

    Frequently, I will ask someone something online, in person or on the phone. Sometimes people will pretend as if they never heard you ask a certain question even though they heard you. It's frustrating because all they had to say was, "I don't wish to answer that question," or something like that. Just ignoring a question is rude in my opinion. Plus, I will probably keep asking it until you give me some sort of answer icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 22, 2009 4:52 AM GMT
    I think you got your answer when they ignored you... you that dense you can't get the hint? shall I beat you with a rolled up news paper until you realise??
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    Oct 22, 2009 4:54 AM GMT
    What's a typical question they won't answer?
  • Joeyphx444

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    Oct 22, 2009 5:05 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidI think you got your answer when they ignored you... you that dense you can't get the hint? shall I beat you with a rolled up news paper until you realise??


    I am not a mind reader and I don't assume things of people. It's better to hear things in words. I don't play guessing games or hints.
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    Oct 22, 2009 6:29 AM GMT
    swl2... i think you're listening to a song on a different frequency than the rest of us... could you please explain that last comment?
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    Oct 22, 2009 7:43 AM GMT
    Jmuscle33 said
    lilTanker saidI think you got your answer when they ignored you... you that dense you can't get the hint? shall I beat you with a rolled up news paper until you realise??


    I am not a mind reader and I don't assume things of people. It's better to hear things in words. I don't play guessing games or hints.

    not answering something isn't playing a game, they may not feel like answering that question, they may not want to answer that question. If they choose to ignore it instead of making a topic about it, let them have it, people are different, filled with various oddities that not everyone will understand, let them have them, if you don't like it, go find someone else who fits your demands better.
  • bravehound

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    Oct 22, 2009 7:48 AM GMT
    *runs to kitchen to microwave some popcorn*
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    Oct 22, 2009 9:00 AM GMT
    SWL2 said
    bravehound said*runs to kitchen to microwave some popcorn*


    YOU sound like someone looking for brains in this pathetic place we call home... COULD you figure out WHY it didn't work like heaven has been trying to? Especially when the world is watching? What a joke these people are here depending upon the car they drive, the weight they THINK they lift and the purpose they think comes in the form of a package. WHAT A FUCKING JOKE! I have had the best movie here I could watch since the Wizard of Oz and even that was distracted by money.



    Ummmmmm, ok......

    wtf?

    Dude, what is your damage?icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 22, 2009 10:10 AM GMT
    what was the topic again?
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    Oct 22, 2009 11:22 AM GMT
    Jmuscle33 saidI have a pet peeve I would like to share icon_biggrin.gif

    Frequently, I will ask someone something online, in person or on the phone. Sometimes people will pretend as if they never heard you ask a certain question even though they heard you. It's frustrating because all they had to say was, "I don't wish to answer that question," or something like that. Just ignoring a question is rude in my opinion. Plus, I will probably keep asking it until you give me some sort of answer icon_razz.gif
    Oh I SOOO Agree. Or even worse......the answer back is a question GRRRRR icon_evil.gif
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    Oct 22, 2009 11:26 AM GMT
    I'm sorry. What was the question? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 22, 2009 11:28 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidshall I beat you with a rolled up news paper until you realise??



    HOTT!!
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    Oct 22, 2009 11:28 AM GMT
    Momentum_Play saidI'm sorry. What was the question? icon_biggrin.gif
    HAHAHA DONT taunt me at 730 am there sir icon_razz.gif
  • imperator

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    Oct 22, 2009 11:39 AM GMT
    SWL2 said
    dancerjack saidswl2... i think you're listening to a song on a different frequency than the rest of us... could you please explain that last comment?


    What I MEAN is beating around the bush around here is obvious when all we got are people waiting on some GODLY approval to fuck and throw the other in the trash type topics... AS IF that is not an answer an intelligent person couldn't figure out already but, what about the smart ones? Do we want an answer to the world around us? YES. Ignorant question answered now how about starting up by answering the REAL questions about this bulletin board instead of acting like a bunch of idiots that just picked their brain out through their nose in a bathhouse with the door ajar while naked. Saw the scene twice and got bored myself enough to NOT spend my money or time to go back. I LIKE KNOWLEDGE AND NOT DICK when it comes to spiritual merit. My badges are very invisible to the "real" world if thats what you want to call skin nowadays.


    Jeez... This is the second thread I've seen in just a few days where you almost immediately struck a really hostile, abrasive tone with somebody. Or several somebodies. Have you considered that maybe you are the common denominator in your apparently-rampant online interpersonal difficulties? icon_confused.gif

    Hostility and contempt aren't "badges," and "real" doesn't have to mean "being a jerk." You don't have to like everybody, or even pretend to like everybody, but you probably don't have to go ape-shit on everybody at every opportunity, either. What could you possibly hope to accomplish? You talk about trying to have an "intelligent" dialog "for a change," but with the attitude you keep presenting no one is going to want to talk to you, or listen to you, or eventually even to pee on you to douse the flames if they found you on fire.

    It's like those people on reality shows who act like unabashed assholes to everyone from the moment the cameras start rolling, and then in the confessional booth wonder aloud "what's wrong with all these other people, why don't they like me, what's their problem? I'm just keeping it real! I'm just being me, and nobody 'gets' me." Well... yeah, no, that's the problem-- they are 'getting you;' they're getting you being a hateful bitch. We reap what we sow. icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 22, 2009 11:42 AM GMT
    FYI - I think SWL must have been banned.
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    Oct 22, 2009 11:43 AM GMT
    cthedj said
    Momentum_Play saidI'm sorry. What was the question? icon_biggrin.gif
    HAHAHA DONT taunt me at 730 am there sir icon_razz.gif
    SIR?! Please don't make me reach for the restalayne at 730! icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 22, 2009 11:45 AM GMT
    Have pity on the OP. Even in his own thread, nobody is answering his question.
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    Oct 22, 2009 11:50 AM GMT
    It's called avoidance.

    I don't want to answer the question in the affirmative or the negative. I'd rather not discuss it and realize if I verbalize that I don't want to discuss it that will cause you to become more curious and nosy.

    If a question is ignored, especially if it's ignored repeatedly, it's clearly best to move on. And how one deals with that depends on the people and the question. If you're asking, What's your favorite food? I think you can drop it. If the question is, Do you have a criminal record? Well, different response.
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    Oct 22, 2009 12:07 PM GMT
    Jmuscle33 said...Just ignoring a question is rude in my opinion. Plus, I will probably keep asking it until you give me some sort of answer icon_razz.gif

    Which is also rude. You are not an interrogator at Gitmo, and other people are not your alleged-terrorist detainees. They CAN decline to answer, for whatever reason they wish. And one reason might be probing personal questions they feel are none of your business.

    Yet NOT wishing to be even more rude, by telling you to "f*** off" with your own rude persistence, they use other tactics, like avoidance. At 19 it's time for you to start acquiring some social skills, and to learn that rudeness works both ways.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 22, 2009 12:07 PM GMT
    Well if you want the question answered, perhaps a deal could be struck where you get your answer.... and the other individual can get what he wants!

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    Oct 22, 2009 12:14 PM GMT
    What sort of questions are you asking? Examples? Can't say I usually have this problem.
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    Oct 22, 2009 12:19 PM GMT
    They might be trying to spare you the answer to you know...
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    Oct 22, 2009 4:56 PM GMT
    Jmuscle33 saidI have a pet peeve I would like to share icon_biggrin.gif

    Frequently, I will ask someone something online, in person or on the phone. Sometimes people will pretend as if they never heard you ask a certain question even though they heard you. It's frustrating because all they had to say was, "I don't wish to answer that question," or something like that. Just ignoring a question is rude in my opinion. Plus, I will probably keep asking it until you give me some sort of answer icon_razz.gif


    I handle people this way very directly: "You didn't answer my question."

    I spent 11 years in commercial broadcasting, much of it in news. When you deal with rude or evasive people you have to bang on them to stay on topic.

    When someone doesn't answer my direct question after a few tries I'll tell them: "I'm done talking to you. You won't answer my questions."

    Communications at a personal level needs to be done with integrity and openness. If you won't be honest, I don't want anything to do with you.

    All that being said, if the first thing out of your mouth is something completely clueless like "top?", "bottom", "how big are you", or some stupid adoration, I'll block you online, and walk away in person. There's no excuse for a lack of decorum, either.

    If you call me on the phone, you'll tell me who you are, why you're calling, or, I'll hang up on you.

    If you're a business client, I'll have your name, number, and address. I don't do business with anonymous folks.
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 22, 2009 5:02 PM GMT
    If it's chat, sometimes it could actually be a technical difficulty. I've had that happen numerous times on RJs IM Chat function in that I didn't know someone was asking me a question.
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    Oct 22, 2009 5:06 PM GMT
    This is the weirdest, vaguest topic I have ever read.