One for Miss Manners!!  

maverick1255 51M
2992 posts
8/24/2006 9:13 am
One for Miss Manners!!

I just found this amusing! The things that happen around here!!!

(I am taking this at face value, nothing more)

Talking to a new IM friend. This is the first time that they have contacted me. Fun conversation. A lot of music in common. Having a laugh or two. Asking questions, to learn more. Some pauses, like I may have lost her. But she comes back.

Then a long pause, I ask if the last question was too much. Tell her that is fine, you ask something.
5 minutes goes by, 10 minutes, hmmmmm.

Her husband pops on and says that she has gone to bed! Gee, was I that boring!!! So, I thank him and say good night!

The question here is what is the proper etiquette for this situation? Should I have introduced myself? Just signed off? Hmmmmm?

(snicker) I just found it so surreal!!!! But as I said, only here!!!

To said new friend, so that I was soooo boring!! LOL!!!


Greekgirl4u06 39F

8/24/2006 10:17 am

since i do not know a damn thing about etiquette cant help you out. sometimes people get stumped on what to say, i know its hard for me to try and strike up a conversation online with a total stranger, keep looking, only millions out here that are willing and ready

maverick1255 replies on 8/24/2006 8:13 pm:
Thanks Greekgirl!!! (snicker) You think there just might be 'one' out there, huh?

Thanks for dropping by, and THANKS for the great video intros!!! Holy Ja-moly!!! You are a outstanding woman!!! Just WOW!!!

purpletrashcan 50F
41658 posts
8/24/2006 10:25 am

That is just plain funny! LOL

Pull My Fucking Hair!

maverick1255 replies on 8/24/2006 8:13 pm:
Yea, I found it amusing!!!

rm_WackyEPP 52F
8470 posts
8/24/2006 10:32 am

Maybe you got her just so turned on, she HAD to go to bed.

Hubby came back after only 10 mins!


Wacky Jacky

maverick1255 replies on 8/24/2006 8:15 pm:
Well, that is why I prefaced by saying "face value". We could speculate all day!!!

SirMounts 102M

8/24/2006 12:22 pm

Aw, just tell him that his wife is a jerk and move on. LOL
*just kidding*

maverick1255 replies on 8/24/2006 8:16 pm:
Oh, that would put me in deep shit!!!!


8/24/2006 3:21 pm

That is too funny. I think etiquette went out the window when she just left without saying anything but that's just me lol. I don't get it, she could have just said she was going to bed!

maverick1255 replies on 8/24/2006 8:17 pm:
Yea, one of those things that just makes you go, hmmmmmmm?

HotDev1l 44M
1265 posts
8/24/2006 4:31 pm

Say...what was that you said

maverick1255 replies on 8/24/2006 8:17 pm:
Thanks, mate!!!!

pussinboots571 105F

8/24/2006 5:10 pm

Honestly etiquette is real life do you just walk away from someone in the middle of a conversation......NO, I think not, and I would hope excuse yourself, and so should the case be on here.......manners are manners.

If on the otherhand she was on IM without hers partners knowledge and she had been caught, then a quick "gtg bye" would have been sufficient. And I think your response of simply saying thankyou and goodnight was appropriate. After all you dont know what the situation was at the other end. Also Mav, it's not about you, and I wouldnt take it personally. It's about the other person.

Also it may have been her first time or close to, chatting with people and she may just have been lost for words or even that you two didnt relate on the same level.

It could be any of these things, and as I said before, its not about you, and if your so boring, why do you have so many people reading and commenting on your blog babe. Hope this helps.

From someone who watches your post, your a hoot. Puss

maverick1255 replies on 8/24/2006 8:20 pm:
Thanks Puss! No, did not take it personally. Just found it amusing, and a little funny. I just kinda hit me when HE chatted in!!!

phoenix639 49F

8/24/2006 11:56 pm

Sorry but i dont find that funny at all, i find it downright bloody rude.

Thats the equivalent of leaving the room & going to bed mid conversation when youre in someone company at home.

No harm is saying...sorry im tired i need to get some shut eye....but to just leave without saying anything.

I wouldnt be bothering with anyone again who did this to me.

Oh btw...have a great time at your meet.

maverick1255 replies on 8/25/2006 5:24 am:
Yea, I didn't take it as bad.

The meet, should be fun!

funintheday2006 56M
9659 posts
8/25/2006 9:10 am

Is there an auto answer for boring peole on IM?? Should we invent one?

maverick1255 replies on 8/25/2006 10:39 am:
I may have to have one, if this keeps happening to me!!!! LOL!!!

MisterPriapus 56M
6980 posts
8/26/2006 2:21 pm

Intriguing prospect. I researched Miss Manners on the subject, and found that while introducing yourself would be the civilized course of action to take, it's really de riguer to apologize to the husband for tiring his wife out.

Obviously, the chick was a student of mis-manners...



Been a while since they last let me out into polite society. Resurfacing, catching a breath, & catching up.

And while I got my Broad-Brimmed Pimping Hat on, could I cajole all of y'all to Comment on, Alone In A Cloud? It's probably the best thing that I've written!



maverick1255 replies on 8/26/2006 4:49 pm:
LOL!!! I didn't think of that!!!! I must have just worn her out with all my questions!!!

Yea, with the husband, I was polite. But also in a slightly shocked state!!

Thanks, Mr.Priapus! But now, don't you know it is not nice to play with someone else's photo?

MisterPriapus 56M
6980 posts
8/28/2006 4:20 pm


When I was a wee lad, we referred to the two types of belly-buttons as "Innies," and "Outies."

An Outie was exceptionally rare, and cause for some shock and comment when one would manifest.

Which I'm sure was about a million times less shocking than when your "Innie" suddenly became an "Outie"!

re "other's photos": It may be time to put myself back up and out there, again. There's been considerably less play since I let my inner fat guy out..!



Been a while since they last let me out into polite society. Resurfacing, catching a breath, & catching up.

And while I got my Broad-Brimmed Pimping Hat on, could I cajole all of y'all to Comment on, Alone In A Cloud? It's probably the best thing that I've written!



maverick1255 replies on 8/28/2006 8:50 pm:
How can that be?!!!! There is SOOOO much more of your inner fat guy!! LOL!!!!

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