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Could Someone Translate This Male Behavior?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Casting Thunder, Dec 5, 2013.


  1. Casting Thunder

    Casting Thunder

    Oct 7, 2012
    So today was the second to last day for a couple of my classes, and I don't know what to make of some of my classmates' behavior.

    I've been chatting with these guys all term, classic small talk stuff: "How's the paper going?" "What are you doing this weekend?" "How was your weekend?" Today we wished each other a good weekend, and then they just stood there. I was waiting for them to say something, or leave or something but they just stood there, kinda smiling, looking at me. (I would of left but I was staying in that classroom and still packing my bag.)

    Why would they do this? I kinda feel bad for not saying something because the silence lasted the majority of a minute.
     
  2. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    We are idiots. Better get used to it.
     
  3. That guy is a Jacka**. I would of said something like just playing bass or working which is what am doing most of the time.
     
  4. Milk

    Milk

    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    I'm no expert but i'd say its because you wished them a good weekend and they were expecting you to then just walk away. Like someone who said goodbye might. But then..you didn't.
     
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  6. halfjackson

    halfjackson

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston, MA

    Man, I want to disagree with you so badly, but...I can't. :atoz:
     
  7. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    It means you had exceeded their three grunt vocablulary. They need to be fed large amounts of rare meat.
    Other than messing with you I don't have an answer. It could be that they were feeling awkward and didn't know what to say. Us guys can be like that. Your idea about a direct approach is probably the best. Just ask them or one of them "What was that all about?'
     
  8. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

    They're just trying to make the pleasure of your company last a little longer.



    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
  9. Casting Thunder

    Casting Thunder

    Oct 7, 2012
    Thanks, I thought of that but I didn't want "do you have something else to say" to sound too harsh.
     
  10. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    Yeah I know. No sense in lying to the poor girl is there?
     
  11. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    And yes, it could be this. You might be cute Casting Thunder. Just sayin'... :)
     
  12. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    Yes we are also very sensitive :crying: but you probably already know that. Maybe a litte humor next time. Like "Hey what's going on? Is there something green in my teeth or did one of you fart?" We like humor, it is how we express affection for each other and still seem manly. If you hear one guy say to another "Hey nice haircut. Was the barber a blind epileptic?" They are probably bonding in a masculine way.
     
  13. Casting Thunder

    Casting Thunder

    Oct 7, 2012
    But...but I'm a bass player. :bag:
     
  14. Metalbasspro

    Metalbasspro

    Feb 9, 2009
    If they can't take their eyes off you they must like what they see!
     
  15. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    Oh right... Didn't consider that... In that case, I've got nuthin'. :D
     
  16. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    Nah, she's a bass player. Who in their right minds would find us attractive?
     
  17. PAC

    PAC Banned

    Nov 22, 2013
    Thanks, now I'm glad I bought a good case for my iPhone.
    ( translate: waterproof)

    Paul

    :equal opportunity jokester:
     
  18. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck Groovologist

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    Choose any of the following:

    A. He was planning to ask you out but lost the nerve

    B. Something made him think of pizza

    C. His brain temporarily shut down (it happens to males)

    D. He was waiting for you to bend over

    E. He was afraid that if he moved he would fart and was trying to be a gentleman

    F. There was a bully outside waiting to steal his lunch money

    Or don't read so much into it. Guys are simple creatures.
     
  19. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    The very fact that you ask about it means that you don't understand.

    They had said what they needed to say. No more was left to say. So they didn't.

    Not everything means something - sometimes you say your piece, turn and leave. They were probably just waiting to do that.

    Don't over-analyze.

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  20. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    I'm going with B, C or D. Probably D...
     
  21. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    That only applies to us geeky male bassists. ;) I used to have a major crush on Tina Weymouth. Then I met my future wife and I forgot all about her.

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