Monday, 16 July 2007

gah

Bollocks.

You KNOW you are a bit unbalanced when your Quite Nosey But Nice Neighbour rings you up and the minute you hear her voice you start having a panic attack.

Admittedly, her first words were a rather edgy "You are VERY elusive you know" and immediately made me feel that I needed to justify that fact that I had been a) away and b) under the weather and she replied "Well, I knew you were there now because I heard your voice." It doesn't make one feel watched AT ALL. Oh no.

And then, when she got to the point of the conversation it turned out that she's got a computer issue and I have started freaking out because I just don't WANT to go and fix her computer and spend an hour in chit-chat.

I feel like a really Bad Person for not being neighbourly, but I just wish she would understand that I haven't got any resources to give anyone else at the moment.

Gah.

Have come in for lunch. Back up to the bees now. I like bees. They don't have computers.

12 comments:

  1. People are so tactless. It's quite unbelievable. If she'd started with 'how are you dear, have you been away?' you might have been quite pleased that she had missed you and rung to enquire.

    Not that you would have wanted to look at her bloody computer though.

    I'm surrounded by fields and it's 200 yards to the nearest house, although we live in a village. I like it that way.

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  2. People are so tactless. It's quite unbelievable. If she'd started with 'how are you dear, have you been away?' you might have been quite pleased that she had missed you and rung to enquire.

    Not that you would have wanted to look at her bloody computer though.

    I'm surrounded by fields and it's 200 yards to the nearest house, although we live in a village. I like it that way.

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  3. Annoying. Ask her if she has noticed that you are rather pregnant and therefore have limited energy reserves.

    I have been having vaguely similar neighbor issues. Lately one of my acquaintances in town has taken to insisting, rather aggressively, that I sound sick. Every time she talks to me, she says "You sound stuffed up again! You must be coming down with something!"

    "I'm not, really--listen, I can do yoga breathing. Nhhhhh nhhhh nhhh nhhhhhh."

    "Well, you sound stuffed up."

    Normally I would assume it was probably a misunderstanding related to my northern accent, but she lived in Pennsylvania most of her life, so I can't figure out why she has gotten this idea into her head...and why she is pursuing it so doggedly.

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  4. Annoying. Ask her if she has noticed that you are rather pregnant and therefore have limited energy reserves.

    I have been having vaguely similar neighbor issues. Lately one of my acquaintances in town has taken to insisting, rather aggressively, that I sound sick. Every time she talks to me, she says "You sound stuffed up again! You must be coming down with something!"

    "I'm not, really--listen, I can do yoga breathing. Nhhhhh nhhhh nhhh nhhhhhh."

    "Well, you sound stuffed up."

    Normally I would assume it was probably a misunderstanding related to my northern accent, but she lived in Pennsylvania most of her life, so I can't figure out why she has gotten this idea into her head...and why she is pursuing it so doggedly.

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  5. It's no good, you'll have to break her computer. She won't ask you back and anyway, aren't you moving? And also, it's so fun breaking computers it's a shame to pass on the opportunity, or you could recruit it into your 'bot net and use it for DDS attacks on Egg who richly deserve it. I'll recruit my Girlfriend's mum's computer because she keeps ringing up every time she presses ctrl A instead of shift A and then wonders what's happened to the entire contents of her giant Word document.

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  6. It's no good, you'll have to break her computer. She won't ask you back and anyway, aren't you moving? And also, it's so fun breaking computers it's a shame to pass on the opportunity, or you could recruit it into your 'bot net and use it for DDS attacks on Egg who richly deserve it. I'll recruit my Girlfriend's mum's computer because she keeps ringing up every time she presses ctrl A instead of shift A and then wonders what's happened to the entire contents of her giant Word document.

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  7. Z - sounds blissful - I can't wait to move to our new place, about half a mile from anyone else.

    Jamie - WHY do people DO that? And thank you for reminding me about yoga breathing, I did some to relax in bed last night and it was great! :).

    ditdotdat - has she not heard of autosave? But yes, okay, deal.

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  8. Z - sounds blissful - I can't wait to move to our new place, about half a mile from anyone else.

    Jamie - WHY do people DO that? And thank you for reminding me about yoga breathing, I did some to relax in bed last night and it was great! :).

    ditdotdat - has she not heard of autosave? But yes, okay, deal.

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  9. Bastard neighbours. Fuck 'em all, she said, sociably.

    :)

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  10. Bastard neighbours. Fuck 'em all, she said, sociably.

    :)

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  11. You really have a bee in your bonnet. I couldn't resist

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  12. You really have a bee in your bonnet. I couldn't resist

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