Every few months I go clear out my instant messaging blocked lists. I’m not sure why. I guess maybe I’m hoping that the people I blocked will have become less annoying.
The results are predictable. On Yahoo, a couple spammers have me on their lists, I’ll start getting offline messages daily from two or three names. I block those right away.
Next, I have a couple people I used to know in real life, but haven’t seen in ages. One or two of them will invariably start asking me to help fix some sort of computer problem. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind helping out once in a while, but when the absolute only time we talk is because you need help, understand that this is not a relationship or friendship that I find beneficial.
Sorry if I sound like an ass, but there it is.