Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:56 pm
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:06 am
Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:26 am
rjm wrote:This is not directed to anyone in particular. Just an observation.
Not merely in this forum, but in *any* Internet discussion group, anywhere, there should be a global setting: when ANYONE tells ANYONE else to "GET A LIFE," they should get a warning about inappropriate invective. (Even if they use slightly different wording.)
It should be called "The GL."
That one thing is said EVERYWHERE (Google it! "get a life"), from people who know *nothing* about the lives of other people.
Speaking solely for me, I run a non-profit organization with client-problems, parents and clients who say they can pay something and then they don't, donation-shortages and broken promises, utility bill problems, Yelp salesmen, Coupon-Clipper salespeople, personnel problems, and the real-estate guy calls to say you're way behind on the rent and he might have to put it up for lease NOW, and your small but necessary stock portfolio just plummeted . . . And then you have two doctor's appt.s on the same day, and there's not much time. And you get a phone call from your other doctor that your MRI authorization has "a problem" and YOU must call your insurance company (which then takes four hours of voice-mail/on-hold-tag!) to resolve it.
Oh, and to top it off, some relative you haven't seen in two years will go, sneering: "is that book you were supposed to be writing, years ago, ever coming out?" And the washing machine just broke down!
So, you'll be at work, or in a waiting room, or a restaurant, or on the phone, stressing over the time it's taking, drawing one long peaceful breath, and sneaking a nice surf through FB, tumblr, Blogger, FECC, etc. when you get a moment (or an evening) away from the stress coming at you from all directions -- and someone will say "get a life."
Other people have their own responsibilities that I don't know *anything* about. But without fail, someone will say "GET A LIFE" to someone else. Some people have thicker skin than others regarding The GL.
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Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:05 am
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:49 am
Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:45 am
TJ wrote:You could just unleash "The FU" response
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