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Hostile Knitters-Wildly unpopular in the community [Jun. 8th, 2006|08:26 am]
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Don't talk to me when I'm on the train. How can you detect my lack of interest? Could it be that I didn't look at you AT ALL? Or that my headphones were on, my head in my knitting? When you spoke, I removed one earphone and said, "Huh?", barely tolerating your verbal drivel before putting them back on. Was that not clue enough? Why must you talk to me 4 different times repeating this process when clearly I'm 1. NOT AWAKE. 2. NOT INTERESTED. Just because you are a crafter doesn't make me social. I'm listening to music, honey, find someone who cares.

Look, it's before 9am. I'm not a morning person. You do the math. Never, EVER talk to me at hours before 8 if you want a good reaction. There are a few exceptions, such as if you are bearing cosmetics, bacon, coffee, or a good massage (without talking), but otherwise, no thanks. I'm officially opting out.

File this under reason 8097 that I'll be going to hell, and won't be allowed to bring my knitting, music, or any friends.

[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2006-06-08 04:06 pm (UTC)
Oh man. You and I are in the same boat. I have the ear-buds in, I am reading a book or the paper and obviously I an engaged in something. Weren't people taught by their Mothers not to interrupt someone when they were engaged with something unless it was an emergency or to say, "excuse me could you ring the bell for me".
Obviously we need to get the word out.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2006-06-08 04:09 pm (UTC)
You would think I would have to be older to become this cranky, but not so. :) I agree that people should see the use of headphones as a clear sign that the person is NOT seeking conversation on the commute.
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2006-06-08 04:24 pm (UTC)
You know what we ought to do. Make up some small cards and when people start trying to chat you hand them a card that says, "I am quite occupied at the moment and unless there is an emergency (fire, broken limbs, blood or Prince is on the train) you should not bother me. You may interrupt me if you need help to ring the bell (if you are on a bus)
Thank you.

This has been your lesson in civility."
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2006-06-08 07:31 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a great idea! Then if you're single and a cute guy decides to talk to you you can just not give him one of those, but perhaps one that says, "I like to get to know people I commute with. Perhaps we should do lunch?"
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2006-06-08 09:07 pm (UTC)
How about a, "Make out with me if you are single." card?
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2006-06-08 11:59 pm (UTC)
Oooh good thinking. And maybe "Just because I am an American female does not mean you can touch me."
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