I’ve got a problem a lot of you might someday have. It’s a fundamental
problem having to do with two basic constructs of societal relationships
: being polite
and being heard
How can I communicate
the varying degrees of “goodbye
”? There is no middle ground. There’s the archetypical “bye”, “goodbye”; there is “later” and millions of variants thereof including the l33t
“l8r”; there are even phrases borrowed from different languages
like Au revoir and Adiós. There are a million ways to say ‘goodbye’ in a civil and polite way.
But what do you say when you really want to say: just leave, you vile fucktard!
Further, why must people have five-minute-long goodbye sessions on the computer
? Shouldn’t one ‘goodbye’ suffice? Taken from an actual conversation
I had four minutes ago:
Names changed to protect the guilty.
Her: I’m going to go now!
Her: Because I’m tired.
Her: Au Revoir.
It’s a vicious circle.