Chatting with Eeyore

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Sometimes when I chat with people, they end all their sentences with “..” or “…” Let me give an example:

Me: “Hey, how are you?”

Eeyore: “I’m fine…You….?”

Me: “I’m also good! What have you been up to lately?”

Eeyore: “Oh… Nothing much… Went shopping yesterday… Had an ice cream… It was nice…”

Me: “Ok…”

 

And there goes that conversation. Because, really, who can talk to Eeyore for long without getting depressed? Yeah, ok – the person might be sad or depressed. But if he or she doesn’t say, I can’t do anything about it. I can write tons of messages, if all I get is … as a reply, then I’d rather not. If you’re sad, either talk about it or don’t talk at all. It’s similar to people with: “I hate everything. Why is life so unfair?” statuses on FB. Not exactly the same, though. Eeyores are just depressing, but not telling why. FB-whiners are attention seekers. They love when people ask: “Oh no, what’s wrong?” and “Are you ok?”. Then they’ll keep being mysterious until people start to lose patience, THEN they’ll reveal it: “My mom won’t buy me a car, buuhuu!” or “Heartlove whine band is coming to my city while I’m on vacation in Mallorca, so I can’t go to their concert!!!”

No, I don’t have friends like that – anymore. But I had, and I know there’s a lot of them out there. Why, people? If you want attention, do something that deserves attention instead. Go build the world’s biggest card house or something. THEN you’ll deserve attention.

 

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