Um...What?


  • Coder

    Things that make us just kind of a little baffled. Nothing big, or earth-shattering, but things that bring light confusion into our day.

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    Email title: Atlas Games has sent you a package.
    Me: I...what? Did I Kickstart something and completely forget about it?
    USPS Tracking Info: December 23, 2017 — 12:50 — IN TRANSIT TO DESTINATION
    Me: I...what?

    I can't wait to see what it is. Happy Christmas to me?



  • @thenomain Apparently I'm single now?

    I just got a message from a friend who said he thought we should break up and just go back to being friends, and I was understandably confused, and asked if he was drunk or confused. I thought maybe I led him on or something and started to feel bad and then realized he "broke up" with me on Christmas Eve so he's an ass, and...bullet dodged, I guess?



  • @insomnia That... seems like the plot line to a shitty Friends episode. But, you know. If you're single, consider this a PSA.

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  • Pitcrew

    @insomnia said in Um...What?:

    @thenomain Apparently I'm single now?

    I just got a message from a friend who said he thought we should break up and just go back to being friends, and I was understandably confused, and asked if he was drunk or confused. I thought maybe I led him on or something and started to feel bad and then realized he "broke up" with me on Christmas Eve so he's an ass, and...bullet dodged, I guess?

    Definitely an ass. But also confusing.

    Was this someone you know or a wrong number situation? o.O



  • I think "I didn't know we were dating!" is the appropriate response to this no matter what.

    1, it's true; 2, it's a hell of a slap in the face if they thought you were, and this twit sounds like he deserves one. And, well, 3, if they did mean to send that to someone else, they can 'd'oh!' and you can both laugh about it later.



  • It was meant for me, apparently. He's in Australia and had a bit too much on Christmas Eve and sent me a message asking me to ignore the drunk text and he didn't mean it. He asked if I would take him back, and I said no, we were never dating. I didn't ask him when he thought we were dating, just kind of left the conversation. Kinda creepy and weird and not in the good way.

    Given that we were dating in his mind in the first place, I dunno I could be engaged now or all I know. It's someone I've known for a few years through a game (not Mu, an MMO) and we only ever just talked. Goldshire is a hoppin place, but no TS or anything like that. And lately a couple of weeks would go by before someone said hi so I guess that's why he thought we should go back to being friends?

    I want a secret present for Christmas like @thenomain not a secret ex. :(

    Fitting way to end 2017 though, I guess.

    ETA to add: Equally Um...What?: I work for The Shopping channel, we close tonight and tomorrow, and open again at like 10pm tomorrow night. People think they can still order stuff for Christmas, and have it there for Christmas.


  • Pitcrew

    @insomnia I had that happen once with a MU* friend. We had been flirting and then one day he blurted out with the 'I love you' and I went 'wat.' Yeah, he thought we were a couple.

    Mind you, we were both seventeen at the time; aka the age of 'be stupid.'

    As for shopping... Yeeeeah. Been there. Did Customer support for Diamond Candles a few years back and had a guy place an order on December 23rd and expect it in time for Christmas. "BUT IT'S VITAL MY DAUGHTERS GET THESE" yeah buddy. Maybe you should've thought of that before ordering two days before.

    Shit got so bad that year we had to design a certificate that people could give out. Because it was the year o' blizzards rocking the midwest and northeast, so while we shipped on time, UPS and FedEx were fucked. But then you had dumbasses who were ordering late to boot.


  • Pitcrew

    Wait.....

    So does this mean when I stumbled back into MUing two years ago, I could've been having angry make-up TS with all of you bastards?!



  • @auspice Thanks for that. Knowing that it's happened before to someone else has me slightly less creeped out. All joking aside, I was a bit worried it had something to do with my streaming / videos (I'm not by any means popular, but I did get that letter from a lawyer once, and I can get crushes on Youtubers or their voices... but the dating came out of nowhere.)

    Not even sure how much I flirted, other than I stopped saying Canadian and single so much?

    People are weird. I for one can't wait for our alien robot overlords to take over. Maybe they will be less confusing!



  • @aria Well. I'm in a Fallcost discord chat talking to someone I TS'd with ten years ago.

    Sooo. It's possible.


  • Pitcrew

    @tinuviel said in Um...What?:

    @aria Well. I'm in a Fallcost discord chat talking to someone I TS'd with ten years ago.

    Sooo. It's possible.

    You have Discord and don't have me on it?
    I'm breaking up with you.



  • @auspice You ain't on Fallcoast.
    Suck it.


  • Pitcrew

    @insomnia I promise, it's not just you. In fact, I present:

    Strange Romantic Behaviors Aria Has Been Subjected To: A Small Sampling

    1. At the end of my junior year of high school, my then BFF of two years, Mark, drove me to Borders with him. This would not have been unusual, except for the fact that he apparently drove me to Borders with him so that we would be in a public place and I would not make a scene when he 'broke up with me'. Note: I had a boyfriend at the time. Who he'd met. And didn't like.
      Apparently, he'd had feelings for me the entire time we'd been friends -- which he never mentioned, not even during the multiple instances of me being single between various high school boyfriends. I was expected to magically divine them, I guess? I don't know. But either way, it was just too painful to be around me. Naturally, I cried. I am sure that he found some validation in that, as opposed to realizing that.... y'know, I was crying because my best friend just told me we couldn't be friends anymore. And I suppose had never really been friends to begin with.
    1. A friendly of acquaintance of mine, MT, asked me if I wanted to come hang out with him and his roommate Sam, and cook some tasty food and also listen to MT's fabulous record collection! It turns out, this was in fact a blind date. A supervised blind-date, where I was being set up with said very shy roommate. Also of note: Sam is short for 'Samantha'. I am not gay.

    2. An ex of mine once found out I'd had a brief sexy-times fling with the ex prior to him. He called me up and started screaming at me about how I had cheated on him and he was going to kill himself. We had broken up three months earlier.

    3. A guy I'd been friendly with on several games, at least one messenger program, and early versions of Facebook over the course of about three years had a screaming, raging, threatening meltdown when he discovered that I was seeing someone. (It was a very impressive meltdown worthy of its own story, but this is supposed to be just a sampling.) He'd apparently been intending to propose, a fact which he proved by showing me pictures of the ring he'd purchased for me. We had never met.

    4. I should note that Dude #4 is not the same guy as the one who spent about four years harassing me and @insomniac7809 after discovering that no, I had absolutely no intentions of boning him no matter how frequently or slyly he tried.

    So I guess what I'm really saying is that the best part of having been in the same committed relationship for almost a decade now is that we generally only have two people's awkward, disappointing, or just downright weird romantic ideas and behavior to deal with -- each other's. And after this long, at least we know what to expect. #truelove


  • Pitcrew

    @aria said in Um...What?:

    A friendly of acquaintance of mine, MT, asked me if I wanted to come hang out with him and his roommate Sam, and cook some tasty food and also listen to MT's fabulous record collection! It turns out, this was in fact a blind date. A supervised blind-date, where I was being set up with said very shy roommate. Also of note: Sam is short for 'Samantha'. I am not gay.

    Reminds me of the time, many years ago, a friend (who was out of state for a period of time) asked if I'd go fix his buddy's computer for him. Sure, why not*.

    Get to guy's house. He literally lives in his mother's basement. At least it's a nice basement? And clean? I mean it could smell. And the number of anime paraphernalia is limited. (I realized later he v. likely cleaned much of it up because gurl.)

    The entire time I am fixing said computer, he is regaling me with his tales of being a 4channer. the. entire. time.

    Later, friend gets in touch with me along the lines of 'Soooooo, how'd you like <friend>?'

    Word to the wise: if you're trying to set someone up with your buddy, sending her to his mom's basement domicile is probably not the best method.

    *This is now #1 on the list of Reasons Auspice Will Not Fix Your Computer.


  • Pitcrew

    @auspice said in Um...What?:

    Reminds me of the time, many years ago, a friend (who was out of state for a period of time) asked if I'd go fix his buddy's computer for him. Sure, why not*.

    Get to guy's house. He literally lives in his mother's basement. At least it's a nice basement? And clean? I mean it could smell. And the number of anime paraphernalia is limited. (I realized later he v. likely cleaned much of it up because gurl.)

    The entire time I am fixing said computer, he is regaling me with his tales of being a 4channer. the. entire. time.

    Later, friend gets in touch with me along the lines of 'Soooooo, how'd you like <friend>?'

    Word to the wise: if you're trying to set someone up with your buddy, sending her to his mom's basement domicile is probably not the best method.

    *This is now #1 on the list of Reasons Auspice Will Not Fix Your Computer.

    Any self-respecting basement troll should be able to fix his own fucking computer. You should really inform your friend that you have standards.



  • @aria said in Um...What?:

    So I guess what I'm really saying is that the best part of having been in the same committed relationship for almost a decade now is that we generally only have two people's awkward, disappointing, or just downright weird romantic ideas and behavior to deal with -- each other's. And after this long, at least we know what to expect. #truelove

    Finally, someone who understands why me and my husband are married!



  • I am guessing that the guy equivalent is going on a date then finding that the woman you are with talks about nothing but how she wants babies and how she keeps getting fired from her various attempts at having a job, with bonus racism.

    She did have some pretty good cooking tips though?


  • Pitcrew

    @packrat said in Um...What?:

    I am guessing that the guy equivalent is going on a date then finding that the woman you are with talks about nothing but how she wants babies and how she keeps getting fired from her various attempts at having a job, with bonus racism.

    She did have some pretty good cooking tips though?

    I am immediately picturing the scene from "I Just Had Sex" where they sing 'I think she might've been a racist' and it cuts to an image of her Klan hood in her bedroom. >.<



  • @aria Thankfully it never got that far, despite her hotness I pulled out after most of the conversation from her side in the second date was about how eastern European immigrants were evil. The woman in question was an immigrant herself (from Nigeria), also my grandfather is Lithuanian. It was awkward.



  • @packrat

    You probably shouldn't use "I pulled out" in a dating context to indicate that you did not get freaky with the girl. Just saying.