>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
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.
fuck women plebs, man!!
theyre intellectually inferior to a towering mind like yours.
I can imagine your reaction: "FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!"
This board is for literature, not your autism
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.
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.
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.
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