June 21, 2009 § Leave a comment
I would like to take a moment to address something that has happened to me a couple of times. The first time, I was confused. The next few times I became increasingly irritated by the irrationality of it all. I suppose that I should preface this with the fact that I had not had a conversation [online or otherwise] with this person for at least 24 hours. Yet:
“o hai”? Really?? As much as I appreciate the birthday wishes, I must assert that saying “oh hi” is only valid when somebody greets you first, and unexpectedly. Starting a conversation is very deliberate, especially over instant messaging, especially when I am not even online! Did this person just happen to stumble accross my username and click on it accidentally, thus meriting an “o hai”?? I DON’T UNDERSTAND, THIS KIND OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IS INCOMPREHENSIBLE TO ME.