....And by things I don't like, i mean, thing i don't like.
I can't stand it when people don't respond to im's. When i send you an im when your away message is up... it means one thing. And one thing alone. "i would like to have a conversation with you." Even if you don't have 5 minutes to answer... it's not hard to say, "can't talk, i'll im you later." or something to that effect. in fact, it took me no less than 5 seconds to type that. You don't even have to wait for me to answer with "alright, catch you later." You could be in your car driving by that time and i won't care. If i've sent you an im, i'll leave it up just to remember what i sent you.... and when you have an im window open, you can see when a person is "no longer idle" or "has returned." And the icing on the cake is when you see that someone has returned, then immediately puts up an away message. To me that means, I was at my computer, saw your message, but you are not important enough to even address. What a fucking blow to the balls.
Now i'm not saying you have to immediately write me back when i send you an im, i know you have an away message. I assume you're not there in the beginning. If i ask you a question in said message, it's most likely not time dependant. If i need to get a hold of you, i'll call you.....
Disclaimer: I know that this might sound hypocritical to some of you, especially if you have sent me a message and i haven't responded. This is only due to my internet being retarded at school. this problem should be fixed in the next few days due to a new router i am installing once i get it. But seriously, I believe that i have answered every im that has been sent to me. Go ahead. Try it. I even answer to screen names i have no clue who it is. Oh i'll ask who it is, but i will answer. just cause i'm curious as to what you might have to say. cause i'm cool like that.
In conclusion, if you see an im from me, and you don't answer, you are an asshole.