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Previous | Next by muhgcee 15 October, 2002 - 7:00 PM

I am sitting here in English class with nothing to do until the next class. So, I will entertain myself by attempting to entertain the readers.

I suppose I really should be studying for my Physics quiz that is coming up in 35 minutes, but alas, I didn't bring my Physics book with me. The subject on hand today is - away messages.

For those of you who use a chat service, you have probably been bored as I often am, or procrastinating, and decide to engage in the highly productive activity of checking peoples' away messages. There are a few types of away messages. First and foremost, there are the general "I am telling you where I am like you need to know or something" away messages. They usually sound something like "I am asleep. No, not at my chair, in my bed." This type of away message is my personal favorite. Although, I usually add a witty disclaimer on there like "Well, I may not actually be asleep, you may be reading this way past the time when I actually wake up, but I generally don't find it that important to change my away message in the morning." OK, so this type gets to the point, serves its purpose, and is sometimes comical. MyShadowChanging has one for when he is packing to go on a trip - "Packing shit."

The next type is rather annoying. Its the "Feel sorry for me by reading my away message" away message. They usually go something like "I'd message you but you'd probably just make fun of my like everyone else." These are usually quite annoying . . . I mean if you are pissed about something just let someone know! Don't make it your damn away message. As annoying as these can be, they can sometimes be quite tasteful. Recently, a friend had one put up that said "When it rains, it pours, and I don't have an umbrella."

And then there is the most annoying away message of all - the "I want to send an individualized hateful message so I will put it in my away message" away message. Example - "I hate you. Don't ever call me again. You have ruined my life." Yeah! Thanks for telling me about your crap! I wanted to hear it . . .

Away messages . . . that's deep.

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