Your opinion- Friend complains about being busy all the time.

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  1. tbhracing

    tbhracing Senior Member

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    I got a close friend that just loves to tell people that he is "super busy" all the time. Everytime its "I am sooooo busy" on the phone or on his Facebook. The reality is he has a lot of time off and just likes say that I guess to pump himself up?

    I finally called him on it and he just doesnt get it. The sad part is, I run a successful side business and am trying to include him in it at his local. Seriously, I am trying to share some success with him to where he should be "super busy" with the new business I dropped in his lap, but he just doesnt get it.

    Sorry, had to vent. :brickwall:
     
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    Maybe he's trying to let you down easy and you don't get it.
     

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    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    He's soooo busy that he has time to bloviate about how busy he is on Facebook? Yeah. It's real easy to see right through this one.
     
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    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    I am busy.
    :tongueout::wavey:
     
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    That was my thought too. MLM deal?
     
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    That one always makes me laugh too, I will often times see my coworkers post on FB during the day (while on shift) about how they are so busy they can't even stop to eat lunch. :upeyes:
     
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    Thats why I asked him up front- Do you want to manage this project and he said- "Yes". And it is a very, very easy project to run. Too bad he isnt "Busy-busy" with the project that would put easy money in his pocket.

    I am pretty busy as well, but dont find myself validating and advertising the efforts to friends. I know I am busy, but its by my choice.

    No, this is not MLM. Its something exactly like Glock Talk, different market. Maybe I should ask Eric to be my Manager?
     
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    Fair enough I suppose. Tell ya what, since I'm not busy (and my faceypage is updated) you can put the easy money in my pocket. :rofl:
     
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    Sir- If you were in the right state, I would actually take you up on that.
     
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    I have a bunch of clients on "disability" (note the quotes) who miss appointments and their excuse is how busy they are. My mind always screams, "DOING WHAT??!!".
     
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    People who are genuinely busy don't have time to talk about it. God help you if you ever point that out to a poser though. Oy!
     
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    So true. I found that out this week because it was super crazy. I didnt really tell anyone unless they asked, my Mom. :)

    I just called my friend and had a quick "Come to Jesus" talk with him. I think it opened his eyes a little, but might have damaged the friendship. Something had to be said.
     
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    True.

    I too have friends who like to piss and moan about how busy they are all the time.....yet they never are. The friends who are actually very busy with little time to themselves never say a word about it. It's got to be a sympathy / attention thing for most people.
     
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    Now you can't be his facebook friend? Seriously, maybe you don't want someone like this working for you and this is a good thing.
     
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    I don't mind complaining about being busy if it's made fun.

    For example: "I'm busier than R. Kelly at a Hannah Montana concert."
     
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    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    I'm sorry, but I am too busy to give a thoughtful response to your thread.
     
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    I'm busier than Rosie O'Donnell at an all you can eat buffet.
     
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    Guess I need to add some more details- We have been best friends for like 15 years. He is like a brother. But if I call on of his days off just to say hello, I have to hear over and over again how busy he is. I didnt call for that, I just wanted to say hello.

    It just gets old after awhile.
     
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    I'm busier than Michael Vick at the SPCA