You’re leaving the boards.
You’re leaving forever because everyone’s so mean to you.
You’re leaving because the boards are no longer productive for you.
You’re leaving for a while because you have an IRL relationship to work on.
You’re leaving because the pressures of work/school are too much to leave energy for the boards.
It’s not that people who I like haven’t put up these threads as well, but I am an equal opportunity bitch.
If you’re leaving, and you want the people you care about to know, don’t you have their email? IMs, maybe? If not…why not, if you care about them so much?
These threads are about nothing…NOTHING…but ego. “I’m leaving. Let’s see how many people are gonna care enough about me to pat me on the back/offer me hugs/wish me luck! Even if they don’t care enough to post, let’s see how many people recognize me readily enough to open the thread! Ooo, 12 responses and 348 views! Wow!! 348 people care about me enough to open the thread about me leaving! I’m so special! So many people care about me!”
Better yet, “I’m leaving the boards because everyone’s so mean to me. Look, look at me talking about how mean everyone is to me! Pay attention to me! I am put upon! A bunch of people who’ve never met me disapprove of me, so I’m martyring myself! LOOK AT ME!!! I’m leaving forever! So I’m starting a thread! Which I will keep on reading to see what people say about me! So I’m actually not leaving at all! But I’m leaving forever, lookit me!!”
For cryin’ out loud. If you’re getting too busy to post, the people who actually care about you will either know about it or find out about it. If you’re leaving forever because you’ve been slighted, just for fuck’s sake LEAVE.
If you want your ego fed, post about something that MERITS it. You finally told off your boss. You’re about to graduate. You just left your asshole of a spouse. You’re about to put the finishing touches on the dissertation you’ve been working on.
But if you’re gonna leave…just fucking GO.
(Note: If you post to this thread, it will feed my ego. However, I refuse to leave.)