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How do you deal with people you don't want to talk to?
I stare unblinking into their eyes, not moving or speaking, until they go away.
Originally Posted by jjpistols
Try telling anyone here that they aren't a genuine bluesman, many will argue and call you names. Trust me. Then they tear apart their cubicles and smash their smartphones and just cant get any blues done at all.
Originally Posted by Motorik
That's a negative, Ghostrider. Surf was not the lowering of standards, surf was the last point before standards got lowered. Surf exemplified the optimism and wholesomeness of American youth, before they got corrupted by longhair, dope, and the communist Beatles.
Try to come off as a lunatic or crazy. That tactic seems to yield good results.
You may just dodge their meaningless babble with a simple and crazy sentence or statement. For instance ,"Hold on a sec bro! I have to go and recount the bristles on my toothbrush for the 15th time today!".
People tend to stray pretty far away whenever you act a bit crazy like that. It has been proven to work and damn near guarantees success
Before the homeless people have a chance to ask you for a dollar. Beat them to it and ask them for one first. It works.
For behold, the Kingdom of God is within you.
That's pretty much it. But, do you tell someone lower on your hanging out pole that they are so low?
you don't have to tell them, you 'vote with your feet', or whatever analogous phrase applies. if you're always too busy to hang out with these people, they're eventually gonna stop asking you to hang out.
I'm usually pretty accommodating. If I'm busy, I'll say so. But if I've got some free time (this is pretty rare), I'll usually play along.
pretty much the same. work pretty much everyday and my girlfriend is a huge timesink so i get 2-3 nights after 8pm and an occasional sunday afternoon off. i used to live wtih my closest friends in a 10 bed house so it was easy to hang out but they've splintered off so i have to put in a lot more effort to hang out. even if i just feel like playing video games i feel obligated if someone asks me (i've played 3 hours of arkham city since i bought it around thanksgiving).
main point is that even though i want a day off i feel obligated to hang out with my friends because i rarely have time to see them.
Originally Posted by RupertB
The Gear Page: Because SIIHP isn't always the right answer.
I don't have too many people like that in my life. There's a couple of guys in the local scene who'll talk my ear off when I bump into them, but none of them have my phone number. Some of my close friends don't have my phone number.
I'm a special education teacher, so I'm professionally prepared to handle people with limited social skills. I am able to respond to their whinging routine in a way that is respectful but is also not rewarding, so that they don't try it on me again.
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Originally Posted by gennation
Neither of us is gay or anything, it just happened.