'actually, I am only interested in myself"

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how many people like this do you know?
the ones who call to rant on about their problems and issues / day but don't give a flying fuck about the fact that you have just had the day from hell, the ones who ask "how are you?" then barely even pause before launching into their own thing, the ones who say " so, tell me all about it" then spend the next 10 minutes staring out the window / watching tv / making coffees and so obviously not listening........
why do these people even pretend to care?

donna (donna), Saturday, 31 January 2004 06:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

because they feel like they're supposed to. Because if they don't ask, then they'll feel worse about themselves because they aren't acting like they're "supposed" to. Maybe they want to care, but they just can't (or don't care as much as they "should") because they're caught up in their own internal bullshit. Or maybe they just aren't the greatest people in the world?

I mean, I have no idea about the specific people you refer to, but maybe those are motivations for the general "these people"?

Shep, Saturday, 31 January 2004 07:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

oh, i am SO biting my tongue right now ... b/c there are some ILXors who SO fit the profile that donna described in the header.

Eisbär (llamasfur), Saturday, 31 January 2004 07:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I know people like that. They always think all that you're good for is to help and serve them and they get so mad at you if you refuse to do so.

Aja (aja), Saturday, 31 January 2004 07:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

you are 13?

Orbit (Orbit), Saturday, 31 January 2004 07:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Almost

Aja (aja), Saturday, 31 January 2004 07:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

wow. and you see these things already!

Orbit (Orbit), Saturday, 31 January 2004 07:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Well yeah. How can a pre-teen not? The so called "popular people" are like this. Just yesterday, one of the girls said to me, "Can I use your book?"

"No." I said

"Why not?!"

"I'm using it."

She rolled her eyes at me.

It's her fault she didn't bring her book to class, not mine.

Aja (aja), Saturday, 31 January 2004 07:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

But Aja, she's popular! you're supposed to do whatever she says! don't you want to be accepted by her?! kids these days...

Shep, Saturday, 31 January 2004 08:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

You selfish capitalist!

may pang (maypang), Saturday, 31 January 2004 08:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hey, this thread's about moi!

latebloomer (latebloomer), Saturday, 31 January 2004 08:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

so donna, what was your reaction to this person's disinterest? Did you ask them the things you're asking ilx?

Shep, Saturday, 31 January 2004 08:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

donna, I've asked you those questions, and now I'm signing off for the night.

But the only reason i asked is because I felt like I was supposed to and would feel worse about myself if I didn't ask.

Shep, Saturday, 31 January 2004 08:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Actually, Eisbar, the topic of this thread could pretty much be the ILX motto.

The River Kate (kate), Saturday, 31 January 2004 13:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm sorry, what were you all talking about?

El Diablo Robotico (Nicole), Saturday, 31 January 2004 15:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Me, of course. Who are you?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 31 January 2004 15:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm Ned Raggett.

Llahtuos Kcin (Nick Southall), Saturday, 31 January 2004 15:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

FLAGRANT IMPOSTER.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 31 January 2004 15:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

But Aja, she's popular! you're supposed to do whatever she says! don't you want to be accepted by her?! kids these days...

I don't care if she likes me. She's nice sometimes, but she talks a lot in class, screams, is rude, gets in trouble, and lies all the time. I've known her since kindergarden. I do not want to be one of her "close" friends.

Aja (aja), Saturday, 31 January 2004 15:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I don't care if she likes me. She's nice sometimes, but she talks a lot in class, screams, is rude, gets in trouble, and lies all the time.

there are not a few ILXors who fit this description, too. which means that some of us NEVER GROW UP.

Eisbär (llamasfur), Saturday, 31 January 2004 15:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I guess so.

I know more people like this.

There was a boy I knew who always had to make a joke out of something. Most of the jokes were hurtful towards certain people. He has a best friend who does the same. He used to go to my school up untill last week. His best friend is still at my school. I sit next ot him in Social Studies class.

Aja (aja), Saturday, 31 January 2004 16:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


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