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>Old lady at work who sits in lunchroom with some shitty paperback
>You sit down to eat and read as well
>One minute passes
>Say anon, did I tell you about my daughter's track competition?
>Nod and "mm-hmm" until she goes back to her book.
>Two minutes pass
>Hey anon
Seriously, how the fuck do people read so passively? Are they even fucking reading? How can you get immersed in a story if you're stopping to talk at people every fucking minute?

I was hoping I'd be able to eat at the office today. I brought something to microwave. But that lady, she is here. I can't keep fucking blowing money going out to eat fast-food shit.
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As a NEET I don't really relate to this thread.

Saged, Hidden.
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>>7576588
World's most trivial problem
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>>7576588
fuck women plebs, man!!
theyre intellectually inferior to a towering mind like yours.

I can imagine your reaction: "FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!"

epic

>>>/reddit/

This board is for literature, not your autism
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>>7576588
>goes to the lunchroom to read
>is surprised when people talk to him

kill yourself

>>>/r9k/
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>>7576596
>women plebs
I actually don't think this way.

Fuck normie plebs. Especially elderly ones. Not /reddit, more >>7576599 >/r9k
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>>7576588
You sound like a prick
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>>7576607
What were you even reading lemme guess, 1984 or dostoevsky or some other pleb shit lmao
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>>7576588
>I brought something to microwave.
I think I found the problem here and its that you're a food pleb
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>>7576617
I'm what you'd call an intellectual. I can't be too enmeshed in the petty worries of plebs around me.

I have read both Infinite Jest and Pynchon and am in the midst of finishing Schopenhauer's 'On Women', so you can imagine that I am quite special and unlike the unwashed masses.
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>>7576617
You are reddit.

Seriously, how do people go through life passively absorbing their reading? Movies, too. People just throw on something and half-pay attention to it.

Fuck all this, I'm going to lunch.

>>7576625
It was Tundra.
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>>7576637
Were you really giving this woman the cold shoulder because of how you assume she was reading her book? Lel
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>>7576648
No I feign interest.
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>>7576660
Don't be a fake faggot, no one likes that guy
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>>7576596
Seriously, just go away.
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>>7576668
And nobody likes the person who sees that someone is reading yet goes on for ten minutes straight about NASCAR.

>>7576626
It was leftover home-cooked food. Get on my level.
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>>7576588
Old people are often pretty lonely. She just wanted to talk to you.
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>>7576588

It's a shitty paperback. People read them just to pass the time. You might as well ask how people can have conversations while watching a stupid sitcom on the TV.
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>>7576730
That's no excuse to have shit-boring one-sided conversation.
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>>7576862
It's one sided because you didn't play along.

If you want solitude, seek a solitary place or make it known that your reading time is your 'me time' and that it's nothing personal.

When I was in high school (16) I worked at a pharmacy and would always talk to a guy that was a senior at another high school. Despite the fact that he was always reading, he always stopped to talk to me if our lunched overlapped. So maybe I was being rude.
But I did read all of Kafka and a bunch of other painfully mind number stuff (for 16-17 year old me) because of how he would go on about them.

I swear I felt like I was dying while reading Kafka. The weight of the world was crushing me and there was no escape.

Thanks Shane.
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>>7576950
No, she just is not a good conversationalist. Besides being boring, she is breathless, any any points you bring up in conversation are drowned out by whatever mundane topic she is on. Worse yet--and the point of this thread--is that I'M FUCKING READING. Seriously, it is just plain fucking rude to repeatedly and at length but in on somebody who is reading. I don't care how old you are or if you had cancer or if you live alone.

This is now a patrician /rage thread.
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Microwave your shit and then go eat at your desk.
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>>7576588

>brought some microwave food
>can't keep blowing money on fast-food shit

people like you disgust me
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>>7577004
Please see >>7576720
>It was leftover home-cooked food.

People who reply before reading disgust me.
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>>7576978

>patrician /rage

Contradictory. Rage is very much plebeian. Measured contempt is the real patrician rage.
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>>7576588

Just cook your food and go hide in the washroom. That's what I do on days where the autism is strong.
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>>7576588
you keep saying "that's nice" until she realizes you're paying no attention
if she still continues after a few days, either she wants to inflict that on your for not paying attention or, more likely, *she's* not paying attention to *you*, in which case you should say increasingly horrible things until she gets horrified and leaves you alone forever
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>>7577025
Very good point.

>>7576999
>>7577028
Whenever I can, I nuke and take, or pack a sandwich, or go out to eat. But there are still days in which I use the kitchen.

>>7577098
I work in a very conservative place and everybody is saccharine sweet and sheltered. It behooves me to not rock the boat.
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