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Bratwurst, Rose

Got Boredom?

Posted on 2007.08.16 at 14:39
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: I Hope I'm Not Too Punk For You - from An Evening at the Paradise
Suppose your phone were to ring just now. You answer, and it’s a friend of yours. They begin the call by saying this: “Oh hi! I was just sitting here bored out of my mind. I’m not doing anything interesting, and I can’t think of anything interesting. So I thought I’d call you…”

How does it make you feel to know that this is the criteria for calling you? That your friend has to be in a near-stupor of boredom and at the end of their rope looking for something to stimulate their senses? I don’t know about you, but I’d rather they called me when they were doing or thinking something really interesting!

OK, I don’t think I’ve ever received a phone call like the one I just described – though I’m sure they occur. But I do see a LOT of online posts with subjects lines such as “I’m really bored,” “Because I’m bored,” and “Bored out of my mind.” I just want to say that I find it really hard to motivate myself to read any post with such a title. I can get bored all on my own without anybody else’s help, OK?

On the other side, if you’ve got something interesting to write about, don’t give it such a boring title!

Comments:


(Anonymous) at 2007-08-18 06:27 (UTC) (Link)

Bored or Lonely?

I have received this call many times. Occasionally, I would try to make a joke out of their reason for calling by saying something like: "Oh; so you had nothing on your mind and you thought of me."
The reality is that everyone always has something to say. I am actually flattered to have friends that value me as a good conversationalist, or sometimes merely a good listener.
--ggreen
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