This is literally the most frequent social mistake I see in my day to day. You didn’t respond to the party invitation. You didn’t reply to their funny text with a smiley. You didn’t wish them a happy birthday. Now they’re bitter and you’re confused because, well, who would ever assume that silence is an insult?
Lots of people. In fact, to certain personality types, not speaking is the most bitter insult possible. Yes, worse than “shitblimp.”
You’re trying to talk to someone and they completely ignore you:
when the tank tries to chain pull but can’t hold aggro for shit
me: tells herbingdruid i’ll dick around on wow with her after i get off work
me: gets home, gets distracted making toast
i’m sorry that i’m the kind of person who can be distracted by something as simple and mundane as toast i should probably work on that
it’s okay, toast is very important, part of a balanced 2am breakfast
I keep telling myself you care but you keep showing me you don’t.
Tumblr needs a real blocking option.
Something that prevents people from seeing your blog and from following you.
Because right now the ignore function is like sticking your head in the sand while they can still stare at your butt.
Much as I want that, too, it’ll never happen unless Tumblr comes down from this stupid “we don’t want to ~censor~ anyone!!!” shit.