Tell me if this is acceptable or if I'm overly sensitive



  • Today at work, a co-worker and I went out to lunch. He left his cellphone on his desk. After we came back, he noticed that the phone was missing so he had me dial it. I did, the ringing sound was coming from "somewhere" around his desk, and our Director started snickering.

    It turns out a few minutes after we left, he called my co-worker's phone to ask where we went to lunch with the intent of joining us. The phone was still in the office, so he got... I dunno? "Playful"? and decided to prank my co-worker by putting his phone atop one of the acoustic tiles in the drop ceiling.

    After he explained this, I gave him about the most disapproving look I could muster. In my opinion, this is unbelievably childish behavior for someone who has the job title of "Director" in an office full of professionals. He told me I was being too serious, and it was just a joke. I said that "joke" stopped being funny when we were 8 years old. I've worked in the most casual, .com-y, "take off work at 2:00 to play Call of Duty" offices in the city, and nobody I'd ever worked with has been that immature.

    So anyway. I want to know if you'd consider my reaction over-the-top. My co-worker doesn't seem to bothered by it, but he's worked with this Director for years, much longer than I have, so I think he's just used to it.

    What's your take on this?



  • Yes, you're overreacting unless the Boss had intended to leave it hidden from your co-worker for an extended period and refuse to tell where he put it. That would be childish.



  • A little sensitive.


    Of course, I just helped some of my coworkers fill another coworker's cubical with 600 balloons, so...



  • @blakeyrat said:

    What's your take on this?

    People are different, I would not have cared about somebody making a joke about that but on the other hand I hate when people pat my back (a boss I had used to to this and it drived me crazy) I chalked it to cultural differences and such and moved on



  • If your boss did this with your phone, then you would not be overreacting. A visit with an HR representative might even be appropriate. But he pulled this prank on someone he knew well, who apparently was not upset. Move on.

    Really. Move on. You made your boss look bad. That is likely to come back to you.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    Yes, it's immature. No, that joke isn't funny. But it's obviously a part of the team's culture, and you're on the outside looking in. I say you've already spent more time than it's worth thinking about this.



  • @Rick said:

    You made your boss look bad. That is likely to come back to you.

    Wait, what? How? And how?



  • Blakey, as a joke I would say Yes you always overreact, but thats just the joke here as you do tend to fly off the handle pretty quick.
    After reading the incident I still think you overreacted. There are times that a little light hearted joke like this is needed in the office. Be glad you have a boss that can joke liek this without taking it to far. Now if he took it and hid it for the rest fo the day, then that would be something to be concerned about and something I would say your reaction would be appropriate.

    Then again, everyone acts differently, if he took your phone and it was the first time and it was returned back, yes state your displeasure, if it happened again a second time, even if immediatly returned, I would be a bit miffed no matter how lightlty the joke was ment. these two obviously know each other well enough to let this pass.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    So anyway. I want to know if you'd consider my reaction over-the-top. My co-worker doesn't seem to bothered by it, but he's worked with this Director for years, much longer than I have, so I think he's just used to it.
    This.

    By your own admission, you don't have as much experience with this director as your co-worker.  Take your co-worker's lead.  If he's not bothered by it, then don't worry about it.  Just make sure to CYA by always keeping your phone with you.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    My co-worker doesn't seem to bothered by it, but he's worked with this Director for years, much longer than I have, so I think he's just used to it.

    I'd view it kinda like calling someone by a nickname, if you know them well such things may be acceptable but otherwise no.  So it's not so much that you overreacted as you marked yourself as someone it's not acceptable to do minor things like that to.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    he's worked with this Director for years
    They know each other, and appear to have a tit-for-tat running prank-fest going on; otherwise the Director wouldn't have dared. How well do you know the Director? Well enough to joke around with him?

    As has already been intimated, he might have interpreted your look of disapproval in a way that won't help your career there.

    Consider damage control.



  • @snoofle said:

    They know each other, and appear to have a tit-for-tat running prank-fest going on;

    Where did you get this from? Geez, I knew the ASheridans and Boomzillas on this forum had little aliens whispering in their brains, but I didn't know you did.

    No, he said it was "annoying as shit" over IM, he just didn't speak-out about it. But that might have been because I'd already spoken-out on it before he had the chance.

    They don't have a "tit-for-tat running prank-fest" going on, and I have no idea where you got that from. Except possibly tiny shoulder-aliens.

    @snoofle said:

    As has already been intimated, he might have interpreted your look of disapproval in a way that won't help your career there.

    Frankly, I don't give much of a shit what he thinks. He needs me a lot more than I need this job, and I've been thinking about ditching for like the last 2 months, since nothing I'm doing here even slightly resembles what I was hired to do.

    @snoofle said:

    Consider damage control.

    I acknowledge that I probably over-reacted. But I didn't over-react enough to "consider damage control", whatever that means exactly. (Buy chocolates?)



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @snoofle said:
    They know each other, and appear to have a tit-for-tat running prank-fest going on;
    Where did you get this from? Geez, I knew the ASheridans and Boomzillas on this forum had little aliens whispering in their brains, but I didn't know you did.

    No, he said it was "annoying as shit" over IM, he just didn't speak-out about it. But that might have been because I'd already spoken-out on it before he had the chance.

    They don't have a "tit-for-tat running prank-fest" going on, and I have no idea where you got that from. Except possibly tiny shoulder-aliens

    Uh, something like that was probably read from:

    @blakeyrat said:

    My co-worker doesn't seem to bothered by it, but he's worked with this Director for years, much longer than I have, so I think he's just used to it.

    Which doesn't strictly say that there was some kind of back and forth going on, but does imply that the coworker wasn't bothered by it which can lead to the assumption that many of us made.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    After he explained this, I gave him about the most disapproving look I could muster.

    Seems like a bit of an over-reaction.  Yes, it was a childish and unprofessional prank, and if the "Director" did it to you, then I think it would be appropriate to tell him that you don't apprectiate that sort of thing.  But, since it was done to someone else, it's really none of your business.



  • I think you're overreacting, but it is understandable if you were to normally-react, so the overreaction is not excessive. Really, though, the "in the ceiling" phone prank is meant for people who leave their phones on while they step away and then get like 20 calls in a row and make a really obnoxious deal out of themselves, and only after people complain a bit. That's where I've usually seen it deployed.



  • Ahh for the good ole days [1980's]... two particular cases come to mind (both done to the same individual by two different people...

    1) Remove all cookies from cookie jar, use a Cigarette fuse to a set of "lady finger" firecrackers when the person steps away from their desk....

    2) Remove all cookies from cookie jar. Place White Mouse (purchased at Path Shop).... [This one had long term consequences, after the joke, there was a discussion as to what to do with the mouse. Long story short, it was named, and a Habitat trail purchased. It lived in the computer area (with an ever increasing habitat) for well over a year.

     These day, such pranks would probably not be well tolerated.



  •  I think you under-reacted. You should have laughed, manically. You know, that sort of open mouthed, full-lunged laugh where you stare RIGHT IN HIS EYES for way too long. Then broken it off without another word and gone back to your desk. Later, you should have hidden the director's phone. But don't make it too hard to find. He'll need it both for the light to fight off claustrophobia, and to call for help before the box's air runs out. Just remember, you can always write the coffin and backhoe rental off as a business expense. Depending on your company's drug policy, you might have to pay for the chloroform out of your own pocket.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Where did you get this from? Geez, I knew the ASheridans and Boomzillas on this forum had little aliens whispering in their brains, but I didn't know you did.

    Snoofle's advice implied no such thing. That's an unwarranted inference, and an overreaction, on your part. Should I report you to HR?



  • I don't know what "most disapproving look" really means. Maybe Blakey's worst stink eye isn't even a blip on my radar.

    An unambiguous display disapproval would be just fine (just another person displaying their opinion of a situation. Deal with it.), but obviously something like threateningly leaning on his desk with flat palms and giving him a sincere (!) death stare for five full seconds would be way out of line.

    Of course, I routinely pretend to throw scalding hot tea in my coworker's face, call them dicks and throw disapproving looks everywhere. Culture matters.

     

     

    Also, pranks are stupid.



  • @flabdablet said:

    Snoofle's advice implied no such thing.
     

    What, the implication that snoofle has aliens in his head? :care

    Because the tit-for-tat thing is a complete fabrication by snoofle, and must be STRICKEN FROM THE LOGS and is INADMISSIBLE AS EVIDENCE.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @blakeyrat said:

    After he explained this, I gave him about the most disapproving look I could muster.

    What Blakey thinks his boss saw:

    What I think his boss saw:

    What his boss saw:



  • @blakeyrat said:

    I acknowledge that I probably over-reacted. But I didn't over-react enough to "consider damage control", whatever that means exactly. (Buy chocolates?)
    No, all this just means you're boring as well as whiney. If you can't learn to lighten up, then you will have problems. Geez, no wonder you engage in full rants so often. Your blood pressure must be through the roof!



  •  A classical prank here. You come with your lunch at the team table (around 8~10 people). Someone comes in and tell you you received ad fax / delivery / phone call at the entrance. You go there for nothing, come back and you can start your lunch hunt ^^ 



  •  Generally speaking, I think pranks can be good for the office environment, which can often be quite stuffy.

    Just some of the pranks I've pulled or had pulled on me include:

    • covering a desk and all its contents (individuall of course) in tinfoil
    • putting various desk items in jelly
    • altering in-house web-based projects so they do "funny" things for specific users
    • adding strange welcome messages to the Linux servers - ASCII art obligatory here
    • remotely controlling a persons machine
    • plugging in extra peripherals (mice, keyboards, etc) to a co-workers machine and after 2 weeks of messing with them they're were convinced it was something to do with a metal rod in their wrist and it made them worried about taking the train home (this was a particularly good one, the whole office and IT dept was in on it!)



  •  @CodeNinja said:

    A little sensitive.


    Of course, I just helped some of my coworkers fill another coworker's cubical with 600 balloons, so...

     

    That's ART.

    http://www2.mcachicago.org/tag/half-the-air-in-a-given-space/



  •  Displace all wireless keyoards / mouse in an open space. Watch the mess when everyone looks around for "his" mouse / keyboard :) Or better, watch IT resintalling computers becasue "that cursor moves by itself and text appear on screen, must be rooted"



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Geez, I knew the ASheridans and Boomzillas on this forum had little aliens whispering in their brains, but I didn't know you did.

    The aliens told you that, didn't they?



  • I would say you are MORE than overly sensitive. That is hilarious. It would have been hilarious when I was 8, and it better still be hilarious when I'm 80.
    Are you trying to hate your job? Just because it is work, doesn't mean it can't be fun.



  • @tchize said:

     Displace all wireless keyoards / mouse in an open space. Watch the mess when everyone looks around for "his" mouse / keyboard :) Or better, watch IT resintalling computers becasue "that cursor moves by itself and text appear on screen, must be rooted"

    It's actually much more fun if you get IT in on it, then you can really screw with someone.

     



  • @chrismcb said:

    That is hilarious.
     

    Never speak to me again.



  • Workers pulling pranks on fellow workers and leaders is acceptable under the correct culture

    Leaders should never pull pranks on their workers.

     

    My company we are a very serious company, but we have a few characters who loved to do pranks.  There was one ongoing prank on the test team, where if you left your computer unlocked and unattended a fellow tester would send an email from your computer to the test team saying: "Home made pizza in the lab!"  It was a very good prank since it had the added benefit of encouraging people to lock their computers which complies with corporate policy.

    One minor prank was done on one of the team leads, who is a hunt and peck typer, and they switched the 'm and 'n' keys around on his keyboard.  Took him 30 minutes to figure out what was wrong.

    This other prank occured before I started working, one of our managers was on vacation for a week and had a small office.  Her team decided to fill her office with balloons.  Once they filled it as much as they could they closed the door (which opened into the office), and started to fill it up the rest of the way by lifting the ceiling tiles and pushing the balloons over the wall.  When the manager got in she had a lot of trouble even opening the door to her office, and once she finally got it open enough she was greeted by an avalanch of balloons.



  • As for the statment about the "tit-for-tat" I too got the idea this was the case.
    Blakeys own words were that the coworker knew this manager for a while and "was used to it". Only way to get used to it is to have it happen every so often, so no, snoofle did not fabricate this and the alien whispering in the ear was blakeyrat himself. We just misconstrued the remark as meaning this was common and accepted. It's not until a later post that blakeyrat says the coworker thought it was annoying.

    So yes blakeyrat overreacted, but that is him, if we can't deal with it I guess we should go away.



  • @Anketam said:

    One minor prank was done on one of the team leads, who is a hunt and peck typer, and they switched the 'm and 'n' keys around on his keyboard.  Took him 30 minutes to figure out what was wrong.
    We did this to a co-worker once, a fellow developer. It took her a while to realise that we'd rearranged the letters of the middle row to form her first name (we even had to borrow a key from another keyboard to achieve this, which should have been a dead giveaway), but only after she tried to type something and the letters weren't what she thought she'd typed. That made it all funnier, because we all assumed someone who uses the keyboard day-in day-out as the main input peripheral to a computer would have a basic knowledge of the qwerty layout...



  • @KattMan said:

    As for the statment about the "tit-for-tat" I too got the idea this was the case.
    Blakeys own words were that the coworker knew this manager for a while and "was used to it". Only way to get used to it is to have it happen every so often, so no, snoofle did not fabricate this
     

    Being used to something does not imply tit-for-tat. It supports it, but it's still a fabrication. A hypothesis, if I'm being gnerous. I don't know how else to put it. Do you know what tit for tat means?



  • @dhromed said:

    Being used to something does not imply tit-for-tat. It supports it, but it's still a fabrication. A hypothesis, if I'm being gnerous. I don't know how else to put it. Do you know what tit for tat means?

    Seriously. I'm used to my cat licking her butt. That doesn't mean I lick my own butt every time I see her do it. This is why I have so much trouble communicating on this board. It's like only a third of what you guys are responding to is stuff I actually typed, and the rest is crazy shoulder-alien whisperings.

    My co-worker is used to being pranked. He was annoyed by the prank. He doesn't do pranks like that himself. Nothing I typed just then contradicts anything I've previously typed in this thread, nor are any of those sentences contradictory to the other two sentences. This is basic reading comprehension.

    As for the situation in the OP, I've been thinking about why I was so annoyed by this, and I'm still not sure I know why. It might be because it reminds me of the idiotic bullying kids did in school that I assumed went away at a certain age. Or maybe because I told my co-worker, "prank? nah I bet it just fell off the back of your desk" before learning it was a prank. Or maybe Anketam hit it on the head with "bosses shouldn't pull pranks on subordinates". I already don't respect this Director much, and this certainly didn't help.

    Oh well. I'm working from home today, by the time I get back into the office it'll all be forgotten.



  • Oh. Part of the problem might be that I typoed "too" in the OP. The intended read is: "My co-worker didn't seem too bothered by it." Maybe some people are reading it as: "My co-worker didn't seem to be bothered by it".



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Oh. Part of the problem might be that I typoed "too" in the OP. The intended read is: "My co-worker didn't seem too bothered by it." Maybe some people are reading it as: "My co-worker didn't seem to be bothered by it".
    There are problems with this that make it not a WTF, but your typo was not it. I'll leave it as an educational exercise for you to find out the real WTF ;)



  • @blakeyrat said:

    The intended read is: "My co-worker didn't seem too bothered by it." Maybe some people are reading it as: "My co-worker didn't seem to be bothered by it".

    Ah, that would change the tone of the post a bit.



  • @locallunatic said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    The intended read is: "My co-worker didn't seem too bothered by it." Maybe some people are reading it as: "My co-worker didn't seem to be bothered by it".

    Ah, that would change the tone of the post a bit.

    Yes, but again, if you interpreted it either of those two ways, you were making an assumption about what I meant. You weren't replying to what I typed, you were replying to the contents of your own brain.

    That's fine, but you need to be aware of it, and you need to make me aware of it, "if I'm reading this correctly, you mean...".



  • @blakeyrat said:

    This is why I have so much trouble communicating on this board. It's like only a third of what you guys are responding to is stuff I actually typed, and the rest is crazy shoulder-alien whisperings.
    No, this has nothing to do with aliens wispering in our ears.  The problem is that you seem to have absolutely no concept of implied meaning.  For example, when you say: @blakeyrat said:
    he's worked with this Director for years, much longer than I have, so I think he's just used to it.
    Any normal, sane, rational person reads that and thinks "These types of pranks have happened many times in the past".  Even though you didn't actually type those exact words. That's perfectly normal, common behavior for eveyone in the world except for, apparently, you.

    @blakeyrat said:

    you were making an assumption about what I meant. You weren't replying to what I typed,
    People make assumptions.  Every day.  Hundreds of times every day.  It's not only common and perfectly normal, it's desirable.  Do you really believe that everythng a person says or writes has to be spelled out in exact, minute, excruciating detail?  Normal people don't.  Otherwise everything that anyone wrote would be a hundred pages long and read like a unabomber manifesto.

    If the assumption is wrong, then just say so.  If someone makes what you believe is an incorrect assumption, such as:@snoofle said:

    They know
    each other, and appear to have a tit-for-tat running prank-fest going
    on;
    Then just say so,  rather than ranting about  I NEVER SAID
    THAT  and  YOUR BRAIN IS INFECTED WITH SPACE ALIENS!!



  • @El_Heffe said:

    If the assumption is wrong, then just say so.  If someone says something that you don't think is true, such as:@snoofle said:

    They know each other, and appear to have a tit-for-tat running prank-fest going on;
    Then just say so,  rather than ranting about  I NEVER SAID THAT  and  YOUR BRAIN IS INFECTED WITH SPACE ALIENS!!

    Stop encouraging blakey to go on psychiatric medication (pretty sure that's the only way to stop his outbursts) as they are entertaining and non-threatening to those of us not in the same city as him.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    Then just say so, rather than ranting about I NEVER SAID
    THAT and YOUR BRAIN IS INFECTED WITH SPACE ALIENS!!

    I did say so, I just did it in an entertaining fashion.

    A bit you're missing here is that years ago I did just correct people when they were wrong. That obviously doesn't work, because it still happens in almost every goddamned thread. If you have an idea to make it stop happening, then by all means, let me in on it. The space aliens thing at least ensures people are paying some slight amount of attention.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @El_Heffe said:
    Then just say so, rather than ranting about I NEVER SAID THAT and YOUR BRAIN IS INFECTED WITH SPACE ALIENS!!
    I did say so, I just did it in an entertaining fashion.
    pin dropping...  GOOD JOKE!!!

    @blakeyrat said:

    A bit you're missing here is that years ago I did just correct people when they were wrong. That obviously doesn't work, because it still happens in almost every goddamned thread. If you have an idea to make it stop happening, then by all means, let me in on it. The space aliens thing at least ensures people are paying some slight amount of attention.
    You know, if you start thinking that everyone else is crazy...



  • @blakeyrat said:

    "bosses shouldn't pull pranks on subordinates"
     

    Reactions aside, I actually agree with this statement. There's just too much of a possibility that power will be abused. If it's not funny, do you laugh anyways instead of telling off the person signing your paycheck? Is there a subtext of "I can abuse you because I'm your boss"?  What happens to the prank when there's no possibility of retaliation? Some reason a teacher shouldn't prank her students.

    And yes, I'm sure everyone can come up with an anecdote of "but my boss/teacher/professor/gynecologist...". I'll thank you for the edge cases, and remind you the plural of anecdote isn't "data". (Ironically, it is "lore").

    And this particular one, the more I think of it-- okay, I get the balloons and keyboard switching and stuff. They're obviously pranks, even if the prankster isn't around to say "gotcha!".  In this case, if the boss hadn't been there to jump out of the bushes and go "ha ha"-- would Blakey's coworker have assumed the phone was stolen? That could be a few hundred dollars, possibly a call to security or the police to review tapes, etc.  What would HR say about employees climbing up into the ceiling tiles?  They're deathly afraid of people [url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiGxCPJTWPk"]not knowing how to step over uneven surfaces[/url], you think they want an employee being forced to climb on his desk to retrieve his property?

     

     



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @blakeyrat said:

    "bosses shouldn't pull pranks on subordinates"
     

    Reactions aside, I actually agree with this statement. There's just too much of a possibility that power will be abused. If it's not funny, do you laugh anyways instead of telling off the person signing your paycheck? Is there a subtext of "I can abuse you because I'm your boss"?  What happens to the prank when there's no possibility of retaliation? Some reason a teacher shouldn't prank her students.

    And yes, I'm sure everyone can come up with an anecdote of "but my boss/teacher/professor/gynecologist...". I'll thank you for the edge cases, and remind you the plural of anecdote isn't "data". (Ironically, it is "lore").

    And this particular one, the more I think of it-- okay, I get the balloons and keyboard switching and stuff. They're obviously pranks, even if the prankster isn't around to say "gotcha!".  In this case, if the boss hadn't been there to jump out of the bushes and go "ha ha"-- would Blakey's coworker have assumed the phone was stolen? That could be a few hundred dollars, possibly a call to security or the police to review tapes, etc.  What would HR say about employees climbing up into the ceiling tiles?  They're deathly afraid of people not knowing how to step over uneven surfaces, you think they want an employee being forced to climb on his desk to retrieve his property?

    That video is 7 minutes too long.  And just for a point of clarification In all cases of the pranks I listed earlier none were done by a boss on subordinate.  Anyways on to what I was actually wanted to post...

    I have three rules for defining what seperates a good prank from a bad prank:

    1. No one gets hurt
    2. No property damange
    3. Police don't get involved

    In the case of the OP as Lorne Kates pointed out could result in an accident or them thinking the phone was stolen and reporting it as such leading to security or police involvement, but since none of those actually happened it can be considered a good prank, even though it was poorly executed, and should not have been done by the boss.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Seriously. I'm used to my cat licking her butt. That doesn't mean I lick my own butt every time I see her do it.

    Best. Analogy. Ever!

     



  • @locallunatic said:

    @El_Heffe said:

    If the assumption is wrong, then just say so.  If someone says something that you don't think is true, such as:@snoofle said:

    They know each other, and appear to have a tit-for-tat running prank-fest going on;
    Then just say so,  rather than ranting about  I NEVER SAID THAT  and  YOUR BRAIN IS INFECTED WITH SPACE ALIENS!!

    Stop encouraging blakey to go on psychiatric medication (pretty sure that's the only way to stop his outbursts) as they are entertaining and non-threatening to those of us not in the same city as him.

    Clearly he's autistic, which would explain his irrational behaviour every time someone misunderstands him. It's a common trait, whereby the autistic person is unable to see from the other persons view, ever.

     



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @El_Heffe said:
    Then just say so, rather than ranting about I NEVER SAID
    THAT and YOUR BRAIN IS INFECTED WITH SPACE ALIENS!!

    I did say so, I just did it in an entertaining fashion.

    A bit you're missing here is that years ago I did just correct people when they were wrong. That obviously doesn't work, because it still happens in almost every goddamned thread. If you have an idea to make it stop happening, then by all means, let me in on it. The space aliens thing at least ensures people are paying some slight amount of attention.

    What we have here is you being a dumbass and not explaining yourself clearly enough to spot ambiguity in your comments, and other people jumping to logical conclusions based on what you've said. As a method to prevent this in the future, step back and re-read what you've written before hitting that post button. Would it read clearly to someone who isn't you?

     



  • @ASheridan said:

    ambiguity
     

    There was no ambiguity. The words used amounted to "being used to pranks". That is not ambiguous and does not translate to "tit for tat".

    @ASheridan said:

    other people jumping to logical conclusions based on what you've said

    Tit for tat is not a logical conclusion. It spawned wholesale from snoofle's mind.

    @El_Heffe said:

    Any normal, sane, rational person reads that
    and thinks "These types of pranks have happened many times in the
    past".  Even though you didn't actually type those exact words. That's
    perfectly normal, common behavior for eveyone in the world except for,
    apparently, you.
     

    That is not what happened.

    Snoofle
    fabricated the situation as tit for tat, and somehow you and others are
    defending this as though it was implied by the words "used to it".

     

    I urge you two to not do any large-scale research. Perhaps a career as religious leader would be more suitable, where you can invent your own fantasy stories and claim they were suggested by existing texts.



  • @dhromed said:

    @ASheridan said:

    ambiguity
     

    There was no ambiguity. The words used amounted to "being used to pranks". That is not ambiguous and does not translate to "tit for tat".

    @ASheridan said:

    other people jumping to logical conclusions based on what you've said

    Tit for tat is not a logical conclusion. It spawned wholesale from snoofle's mind.

    @El_Heffe said:

    Any normal, sane, rational person reads that
    and thinks "These types of pranks have happened many times in the
    past".  Even though you didn't actually type those exact words. That's
    perfectly normal, common behavior for eveyone in the world except for,
    apparently, you.
     

    That is not what happened.

    Snoofle
    fabricated the situation as tit for tat, and somehow you and others are
    defending this as though it was implied by the words "used to it".

     

    I urge you two to not do any large-scale research. Perhaps a career as religious leader would be more suitable, where you can invent your own fantasy stories and claim they were suggested by existing texts.

    I wasn't referring to the tit-for-tat argument going on, I was referring more to Blakeys continual "you don't understand me which must mean you've not read what i've written, despite it often relying on background knowledge from other threads/posts, and OHMYGOD YOU MUST HAVE ALIENS IN YOUR HEAD" type of comments.

     


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