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After having been fairly uncommunicative for over a month, I'm starting to get back into the swing of things. I've started attending my normal Tuesday evening meetings, and I've started giving a crap about Facebook and various other social networking stuff. And some of the things I've been reading and hearing about are a bit... irritating. So to avoid having another rage issue that might lead to further injuries (possibly involving others this time), I've decided to rant about it... get ready.
I don't like calling people. Not my mother, my friends, hell, I don't even like calling my wife. I rarely pick up the phone, and generally do so only if I think it is of importance or might be interesting. I don't like talking on the phone at all. The cell I had in Fargo many years ago maintained history of all my calls for more than a year, and it said my average call time was one minute and a handful of seconds: that included 45-minute calls with my wife (then just my girlfriend).
If I'm on a call for more than 30 seconds, I find myself looking for excuses to get off the phone. If you've ever been on the phone with me, you'll notice that I'm the one trying to end the conversation. If it can't be said in 30 seconds, it probably isn't that important or would be better served in face-to-face.
I didn't like getting asked to fix other people's computers before I my hand was broken, so what makes anyone think I'm going to rush into that now? I type so fast because I'm impatient, so having to type at a ridiculously slow rate only worsens the problem. And no, I'm not going to sit on the phone trying to explain how to get you through installing some software or driver or something, because I'm not given enough details about the problem, and nobody seems to be able to understand that when I say the word "space", that it means to press that long bar on your keyboard.
I don't give a shit if you think I'm not holding up my end of the bargain. I've stated what I can do, and what my time constraints are. Just because you don't understand them doesn't suddenly make them disappear or make me available.