Strange Conversations: The Twitter Edition
Posted 23 September 2009 in Strange Conversations by Catriona
Sometimes, Nick and I think, “What’s the point of talking face to face, when we’re socially networked, as well as actually living in the same house?” That’s why so many of these strange conversations take place via instant messaging.
Though, to be fair, Nick was on his way to work when we had this conversation via a series of tweets. And isn’t there something lovely about being able to chat to your partner while he’s on a long, boring bus journey across the city?
ME: I’m thinking I should probably ring to check that my parents aren’t buried under dust. But it would be only polite to wait until 9 am, yes?
ME: And if they are buried under dust, there’s probably not a great deal I can do about it from 1000 km away, so I may as well enjoy my coffee.
NICK: All a bit of a worry. Doesn’t bode well for the coming summer.
ME: You say that whatever happens! “I dropped the remote! Doesn’t bode well for the coming summer! Going to be a long hot summer!”
NICK: Hah! But I’m always right, aren’t I?
ME: Which suggests that it has nothing to do with your superstitious methods of prediction, but is just always a long, hot summer.
NICK: Hmm. I’m not so sure about that. I think I’m precognitive.
ME: And your precognition takes the form of being able to link the smallest event to the (inevitable) heat of summer, does it?
ME: I’ll just repeat that: you think you’re precognitive because you somehow manage to predict that summer—SUMMER—will be hot?
NICK: I knew before I posted that you wouldn’t find it all that convincing. #ESP_win