so i resist as long as i can, to avoid the person or persons i’m currently avoiding, because i believe they may be avoiding me, although they may not be. almost involuntarily, i login to the AIM. it loads, showing me 11 of my 43 buddies are online, at least one & perhaps two of whom i am pointedly ignoring because i think they are pointedly ignoring me. the rest of them? well, it looks like a good group. it could be fun. but i’m kinda busy with this pointed ignoring. i wish there was a special status i could set that would let the people i’m ignoring know that i am, in fact, ignoring them. otherwise what’s the use of it? i could IM them & tell them, but that would defeat the whole purpose.
(double clicks name)
other person: hi, what are you doing?
me: pointedly ignoring you
(closes chat window)
no, that won’t do.
i know, i know what you’re thinking. what? kd? you’re all nice & everything! you would never do this! well guess what. i’m not as nice as you think. sometimes i’m downright bitchy. if people ignore me, i don’t just sit there. i ignore them right back.
but don’t worry, it’s not you i’m pointedly ignoring. i’d never do that.