Tuesday, February 10, 2009

6 Annoying Net Thingies

1. Sites with music I can't turn off... grrrr! Especially repetitive music, like Lambchop's song that doesn't end, yes it goes on and on my frieeeend...

2. Pop-ups! Hate em, hate em, hate em! Especially smileys, cursors and screensavers; and why am I always the 9,999,999th person to visit a site?

3. Updates – every danged day!! Like I don't have anything better to do with my time!! And slowing up my computer...

4. Viruses... well obviously.

5. Forwards: Isn't it amazing how friends can't even spend a minute to write you a nice little personal message, but can find time everyday to assault your inbox with stupid, corny jokes, semi-porn and ridiculous (sometimes downright spooky) chain letters? Please... spare me...

6. LOL, ROFL, LMAO overkill: I love net-speak as much as the next person, but reading it every five words or so is just tiring, especially since we all know you're not really rolling on the floor laughing or even laughing out loud. Actually, come to think of it, does anyone really roll on the floor laughing over an IM?

Feel free to add to this list...

17 comments:

David Tellez said...

LOL! U R so right! I H8 those things 2! LOL!

And you're completely right about #4! I don't get it either. Why do friends send stupid, annoying FWD's, but can't find the time to say, "Hey, what's up? What are you doing?"

One of life's many mysteries...

Believer 1964 said...

Hysterical! I could roll on the floor while laughing, but I'll pass.

Those who still email forwards don't blog. The world has moved on folks!

I like to reply with a "false" proven by Snopes.com--that always gets them! ;)

Be careful of updates.

Anonymous said...

rofl :) too true

Blu Jewel said...

love them all, but #5 stands out the most to me. I can't tell you how many times I've called folk out for this very same thing.

love to live; live to love!

Ruthibelle said...

I know what you mean, David, Jewel.

It's the plague of the computer age. Bank tellers/phone operators/receptionists being replaced by machines, and personal messages being replaced by computer-generated garbage.

I think -scratch that- know that halfa my friends (and, to be honest, me sometimes) are just plain old lazy. Why sit down to think about, then type a whooole e-mail about what's happening in your life (not the most comfortable topic in the world, since it actually requires real thought, reflection and analysis, and maybe coming to terms with some not-so-delicate truths) when you can effortlessly click a forward button and pass on a corny joke??

Why be original and real when you can be superficial and lazy?? Eh? Originality is just.too.much.work!

Or so I think they think (or rather, so I think they never stop to think) Maybe I'm reading into it too much?
*sigh*

I should do a blog post on that one.

Beth said...

girl, I freakin LOVE you! I HATE all those things too...esp the forwards thing. if I see it, I delete it on the spot...no ifs ands or butts.

Ruthibelle said...

Beth, no damn joke bout that!!!

Will said...

lmfao...

the music thing gets to me too in a big way... lol... it slows down your processor as well... lol...

don't have to worry about the viruses - i use a mac (superior, self-satisfied smirk)... lol...

i've told my mother time and again to stop sending me forwards... lol... but she insists... lol... she thinks they are genuinely funny, inspiring and informative... urgh... lol...

i'm also highly suspicious of the constant e-mails i get for breast enlargement... lol... erm... lol... i'm a dude... lol... mah boobs is pecs... lol... and they don't need enlargin... lol...

lol...

:-)

lol...

Annie Paul said...

Ruthi,

yes, completely agree. i've tried w/o success to keep one of my closest friends from sending me crap by email but she just doesn't get it.

i hardly ever open them or check them out. its cyberlitter. why would yr friends (or Mom) want to drown you in litter huh?

i guess because they love u, i've jsut resigned myself to it.

Ruthibelle said...

lol Annie. I should try that line with my friends... stop the forwards, you're drowning me with litter!

Will, your response was soo painful to read... but you knew that lol :) lol... Point well made. Point well taken. Painful point tho.

Wuthering said...

Hey Ruthi!

I'm guilty of the music thing. Hey, it's really for me.

*Believer 1964: thanks for the update warning.

Ruthibelle said...

lol, Luce... I'm sure a coupla things on this list annoy you too tho!

Abeni said...

I hate all the emoticons in MSN. Some are cute but hate having to decipher what is being said.Then it becomes work.

Will,I get all the spam for male enhancement.What's up with that?:)

Ruthibelle said...

lol@Abeni&Will--- maybe u guys should trade places! I get both.. male and female. Proves tehse ppl do not discriminate!

Stunner said...

Pop-up blocker is one of the best things since slice bread, I freaking hate pop ups!

I hate forwards especially the ones threatening me if I don't forward to at least x amount of people.

I hate spam emails, spammers should be shot!

Ruthibelle said...

lol... i NEVER forward those spooky emails about good luck/bad luck etc. And hey, I'm still alive!!

CoolDestiny said...

Thank God for the great Pop up blocker, one of the best thing since cheese patties. Agree with all the stuff, personally, I don't use the net speak stuff - EVER.