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    I wouldn't be too bothered about alienating someone who complains about $5 a month. Cheapskate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMoon View Post
    He really didn't care about how much the water was actually worth. He was simply attempting to make small talk and was bringing up the water to startup the conversation. At this point you probably should have related a similar experience involving yourself, sympathized with his plight ("Wow, that's pretty awful!"), or inquired more deeply about his situation.
    Quote Originally Posted by mrcockburn View Post
    Yes, of course that's annoying. Do you have Asperger's or something?

    Like the guy above me said, it's just small talk. No need to jump up and do a cost/benefit analysis at some random comment he makes.

    If it was me, I'd probably laugh at his comment about just letting the lawn die and then change the topic to something a bit more interesting.

    Mail him the $5 anyway, to apologize for forcing you both to obsess about the cost of watering lawns. He'd probably have preferred to just watch the grass grow die. *yawwwwn*
    oh that's funny...hmm...i couldn't have feigned empathy about something so petty either..

    Sometimes, I'm just thinking, "Are we really talking about this?" Something I need to work on I guess because I don't want to be an arrogant jerk.
    oh and this...me too!! all the time...i'm like really? are we talking about gas prices and do you really feel that passionately about it? wow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady X View Post
    ha! i think that's hilarious...was going to say i agree with the intp guy but i guess that was you...yeah? anyway yeah...peoples logic is weird

    like...my ex istj wanted to drive around with towels on the floor mats in the car...it drove me nuts it was obviously there to protect the mats but..the point is so that it won't be ugly yeah? and that looks good? or what? or is it just so that once you're done with it it still looks good? but it never looked good while you had it...it's like the plastic couches shit...so completely illogical....in my head at least.
    Ha ha. That's so ISTJ! Not to roast the ISTJ's (gotta love 'em), but it reminds me of one ISTJ friend of mine who keeps a logbook and calculator under the seat in his car. Each time he gets gas, he takes the logbook out, jots down the current mileage, how many gallons he put in the tank, and then calculates to make sure that he is still getting the same miles per gallon that he was last month.

    Another ISTJ I work with is sometimes required to drive the company vehicle. He has a single band-aid paper clipped to the dash and he wrote in black marker on the band-aid wrapper: "Replace if you use."

    It's so practical, that it's hard to criticize. I just know that I'd feel like I was going nuts if I continually concentrated on these types of things.
    NTJ's are the only types that have ever made me feel emo.
    ENP's are the only types that have ever made me feel like a sensor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by INTPness View Post
    What are some other reasons people may not take well to us?
    What is this us crap?
    “'Fuck', I think. What a beautiful word. If I could say only one thing for the rest of my life, that would be it.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5231311252 View Post
    What is this us crap?
    Oh, I forgot. INTP's are everyone's favorite, most social type.

    I thought you were an ENTP?
    Yes. My new screen name will be ENTPness.

    I wouldn't be socked if you were actually a troll.
    I wouldn't be 'socked' either.
    NTJ's are the only types that have ever made me feel emo.
    ENP's are the only types that have ever made me feel like a sensor.


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    Haha conversations like this is my life.

    Today I nearly felt guilty when my mom told me life is what you make it and I said, tell that to a starving child.

    Sometimes I wish I was more polite and societial adjusted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTPness View Post
    Yes. My new screen name will be ENTPness.

    I wouldn't be 'socked' either.
    Oh crap, I confused you with INTPThinker. Ignore that bit.
    “'Fuck', I think. What a beautiful word. If I could say only one thing for the rest of my life, that would be it.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTPness View Post
    Another ISTJ I work with is sometimes required to drive the company vehicle. He has a single band-aid paper clipped to the dash and he wrote in black marker on the band-aid wrapper: "Replace if you use."

    It's so practical, that it's hard to criticize. I just know that I'd feel like I was going nuts if I continually concentrated on these types of things.
    LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcockburn View Post
    Yes it would have been fake sympathy, but that's just what socializing entails sometimes. In fact, he'd probably expect you to mildly and briefly display "fake sympathy" and then drop the subject and move on.

    Time for yooou to dust off your old Fe, good sir.
    Bleh, even if I know false sympathy is sometimes the better option during small talk, it always feels as if the other person could tell instantly that I am being fakey.

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    This is how the conversation probably would've went if I was the INTP.

    Guy: Hey, we got some rain lately!
    INTP: Aye.
    Guy: I won't have to water my lawn for a while now.
    INTP: Yeah, because turning on the water tap would be so exhausting.
    Guy: ... And expensive!
    INTP: Like hookers. Expensive, exhausting and to top it off, wet as well. But we don't let that stop us.
    Guy: You see hookers?
    INTP: Hookers see me.
    Guy: What?
    INTP: Escort.
    Guy: k...
    *pause*
    INTP: Was there something you wanted to talk about?
    Guy: Nah...


    People don't downright dislike me, but they hate the fact that I dumb down any form of smalltalk right from the get go. I don't do smalltalk with friends and people close to me. I keep that for customers and such.
    ~Self-depricating Megalomaniacal Superwolf

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    I also despise small talk, though that small talk was especially bad. His lawn and his five dollars is both uninteresting and irrelevant to your life in any conceivable way. Once or twice, when particularly uninterested or not in the mood, I've flat-out asked people why they are telling me about their banal stories. I don't tell you about the pasta I ate last night or cleaning out my kitchen, because it is not a worthwhile thing to talk about and you do not care and will instantly forget about it (because what else would you do with that information?). It is a subject no one would gain anything from broaching. Also in that category: Your lawn.
    Does he want a pillow for his head?

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