Saturday, March 19, 2011

The End of Human Interaction Pt1004

Already have ranted how some REFUSE to speak over the phone and instead look to communicating indirectly that they are time wasting morons by sms-ing, BBM-ing and Whatsapp-ing me.

A couple of weeks ago one of my junior staff sent me an email seeking urgent clarification for office matter. It was urgent of the utmost urgentestssss. I may have a BBM but i dont really read all emails esp from this person as it has a habit of copying me on every bloody correspondence esp the "noted" even if its an email exchange between It and another party.

Anyway i throw a bitch fit and ask as the best i can without killing it like a worm on a highway why It didnt just call me. "but i emailed you...", It bleated, as if an email sitting around in a 'SENT' box measn a reaffirmation of faith in technologies efforts of delivering effective communication between a flawed species inhabiting this world.

A coupla days ago, i am invited by a friend to her birthday party. Its a bar in someplace i've never been before., where only whispers of mutant 'dim sum' feeding on neighborhood Rottweilers are heard in the scared mutterings of police and postmen alike (yes Pos Malaysia is still in service).

The invite is on FB and i ask back for directions. No reply.

I sms her and ask for directions and get vague directions that seem to lead me to Bantang Berjuntai instead of a bar filled with hot bustiered women. I then say that i will try to get to general area but will call for directions. "no need la, just use GPS" comes the reply.

GPS?

SMS?

Why doesn't anyway want to speak anymore?

In the future when Malaysia's nuclear reactor goes FUCK, when there is no electricity and infrastructure to sustain that Ipad, Iphone, Ibollocks, two young boys will meet each other on a devasted landscape of a ruined city of Kajang. Debris whistles past them amid rubble from crumbled buildings. They will stare at each other, desperately trying to remember the lessons taught to them by their parents who in turn learnt the new means of communication in this devasted world from some unknown sources.

THey start communicating, banging their balls to a song of Morse Code, "gd aft, nd fnd food. M OTW hme. tc!"

Call 5 people today folks! Speak to them. Flirt, joke, laugh. just a minute conversation will do. And you better answer when i call...

10 comments:

C. Andres Alderete said...

You should friend me. I promise not to murder you.

Chindiana said...

Well i mean if you promised.....
OK man Carlos. Initiating Find Carlos of Facebook!

ah lim said...

yeah... if it is so damn urgent, why can't 'It' call you? sheesh...

but maybe, just maaayyyybe your looks can kill, u know like your stare haha.. saw your face in the newspaper bro, smile abit lar!

Probably why Japanese have problem communicating to the media and government about the actual condition of Fukushima nuclear plant is because communication lines are down, so you know, they can't send 'Urgent' emails or update their facebook or twitter.. wats with ppl and facebook and twitter nowadays. but GPS is good, you should embrace it.

Chindiana said...

Ah Lim! i think you're right. I am one scary bitchfuck at work to staff who dont perform. Worse still they're getting worse! maybe i should try a softer approach....

BellaBanana said...

aiyaaa, why so angry with the world waaaaaannnnnnnnnnn....

come come, lets go eat cendol to cool down the man who wrestle bears in the morning....

Chindiana said...

not angry la - just constantly looking at the world with constipated eyes....


ABC can ah?

langkau said...

Sometimes, it's not easy to talk to a frodo fucker, y'know...(hahahahha....I still laugh when I think of that post) :-))

But yeah, I have the same problem with people who simply don't communicate. Or those who prefer to write and talk in truncated words.

Very soon, in our attempt to communicate, our lips will only move in morse codes.

Chindiana said...

Think i wont be hearing the end of Frodo fucker anytime soon... -_-

Morse code lips will only make us look more appealing to kissing fish then. THe end of human attraction and copulation?

freshsourmilk said...

i represent the community who HATES talking on the phone. when i'm on the road asking for directions or if it's about work, yes i do talk on the phone. but i don't know why people like to call and chat, and catch up. if catch up once in a while over the phone, very much fine. But chat on the line everyday, "hi how r u what u doing what brand of TP do u use? bla blah"
IT'S FUCKING ANNOYING. FUCKING PHONE BURNS MY EARS. STOP TALKING. I CAN'T MULTI TASK WHEN YOU'RE WASTING MY CONCENTRATION TO YOUR MUNDANE UPDATES FOR THE PAST 1 HR OR YOUR REPEATED LIFE STORIES WHICH YOU JUST SHARED 2 WEEKS AGO. YES I REMEMBER.

ok i'm done ranting.

Chindiana said...

sounds like you either hve a guy with the hots for you or some needy bff who is just a desperate attention seeker. Charge them whiskies as consultation fees!