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to find the reply 'really busy' to 'how are you?' every single time really irritating

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HuiledOlive Fri 10-Jan-14 21:56:36

Its a pandemic.

We're just crazy busy, non-stop busy, busy busy busy.

Do these people never have a slower period? Never consider say stopping Violet's clarinet lessons or Boris's cricket?

And always with a lofty sigh.

RandyRudolf Fri 10-Jan-14 22:00:34

A bit busy at the mo, back laters.

MammaTJ Fri 10-Jan-14 22:05:01

OK, doing fuck all even though it's a lie, does that suit you better?

It has nothing to do with Violets clarinet lessons or Boris's cricket really, at this time of year? either, more to do with me being a student nurse, DP working full time and having two youngish DC, and an older one planning a wedding.

I have an exam on 29th of this month as well as having to put in full time hours on placement.

I am BUSY!! If you can't deal with it, even though you are not the one actually living it, with this level of crazy busy, then stay the fuck away!

sebsmummy1 Fri 10-Jan-14 22:05:16

Stop asking grin

MamaMary Fri 10-Jan-14 22:07:57

I get you. I hate being busy all the time - it's okay for short periods. I just say no to things. Like a big family gathering on DH's side last month. I just didn't go.

I could easily be busy all the time, but I don't do it, largely for my health TBH.

HuiledOlive Fri 10-Jan-14 22:08:05

I might be too busy to ask

TheVeryBusySpider Fri 10-Jan-14 22:16:38

I'm far too busy for this at the moment. You know how it is, busy, busy, busy!

< lofty sigh >

Iwannalaylikethisforever Fri 10-Jan-14 22:17:26

I'm super insecure so maybe it's just me but when I get that reply, I assume they mean either
Too busy for you
None-yer (none of your business)
Ohhhh I'm soooooo important, I'm in suuuuuuchhhhhh demand, must dash!

BrickorCleat Fri 10-Jan-14 22:19:58

I feel so sorry for these bustly bristly busy busy bees.

They clearly can't organise their lives efficiently.

And they just sound so, I don't know, silly and self-important. Like the policeman in Noddy.

Rahahaharubbish Fri 10-Jan-14 22:25:44

On the subject of cricket, winter nets start here tomorrow... just sayin,

Rahahaharubbish Fri 10-Jan-14 22:28:13

And posting prematurely it would appear!That's because I'm so busy I'm multitasking by watching CBB and drinking gin at the same time wink

HuiledOlive Fri 10-Jan-14 22:30:44

I am just, y'know soooo important! Busy busy busy me. Just never stops here <head tilts back, ironic eyeroll>

HuiledOlive Fri 10-Jan-14 22:32:47


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BookroomRed Fri 10-Jan-14 22:34:43

In reply, I say 'Gosh, poor you. I am a total sloth. Not a thing going on. I don't know why I bother climbing out of bed in the morning.' grin

HuiledOlive Fri 10-Jan-14 22:35:53

Christ even my phone is too busy to post properly!
MammaTJ might you be slightly less busy after your exam on the 29th? Would you share that less busyness?

magimedi Fri 10-Jan-14 22:38:19

Never mind.

As my late MIl uses to say:

"Busy hands are happy hands"

<runs away>

Hassled Fri 10-Jan-14 22:39:14

Sometimes I want to ask the busy people why, exactly, are they busy? What are they busy with? The people with 36 children working 100 hour weeks will never pull the "so busy" thing, I've noticed.

EndoplasmicReticulum Fri 10-Jan-14 22:40:10

If you'd asked me last week you'd have been OK, I wasn't busy last week. Now I am. (term has started again).

KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Fri 10-Jan-14 22:40:30

It's because I'm always busy.

Hassled Fri 10-Jan-14 22:40:36

MammaTJ - I hadn't read your post. You are genuinely busy - sorry.

HuiledOlive Fri 10-Jan-14 22:41:53

Exactly hassled! The 'busiest' person I know has no dc and a fairly standard 9 to 5 office job.

MammaTJ Fri 10-Jan-14 22:42:15

Less busy after that one exam? That may be a tad optimistic over a three year degree course! I will have my OARS and EU directives to complete then, you have no idea <dramatic sigh>!

K8Middleton Fri 10-Jan-14 22:42:45

Well I am much less busy from next week having been working 20 hrs a week plus a further 10-15hrs of voluntary work on top with only 3hrs a week childcare since September as well as trying to sort out some home improvements. I cannot wait!

I am hugely looking forward to a quieter life from next week. I'm going to get my hair cut and everything! I might even get to sleep a bit!

Some people are just busy. Sometimes we're busy having a bit of down time with the children watching a film or talking about their day and we don't want to spend precious free time with other people having a coffee or showing them how to do an online form or hearing about their holiday. Sometimes we'd love to do those things with you because things are quiet and we are meeting our commitments elsewhere.

Neither of mine do any activities outside of school/nursery at the moment so it's not that I'm terrible busy doing frivolous or nice-to-do things. It's all quite important actually.

Skiskiskis Fri 10-Jan-14 22:43:38

I hate when people who I don't know ask how I am (shop assistants are the worst).

They really don't seem interested/genuine when I tell them about my sore tooth/varucca wart/ingrown toenail.

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