How do you feel about people reading off of your computer screen in public ?

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    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    How do you feel about people reading off of your computer screen in public ? I find it very rude and something I often want to call them out on.
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Similar to how I feel when people try to read the same newspaper while I am. It is annoying.

  3. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Inactive

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    I'd just go find a picture of Goatse.
  4. FrigginChris


    Feb 6, 2006
    just set that as your background and you'll never be bothered again :D
  5. I try not to look at the screen of others using laptops in public, just like newspapers or magazines. I don't use one but I wouldn't want anyone looking at my screen while I'm working on it. I guess what gets me is people standing in a public place having a conversation on their cell phones. That's rude to me. It's sort of hard NOT to stand there and listen to them since they're talking loudly right next to you. :scowl: (Sometimes I feel like turning toward the person and look like I'm listening intently to what they're saying just to see their reaction.);) Great way to get insider info, sometimes!:D
  6. mayhem


    Jan 27, 2007
    Best thing to do if you notice someone do it is watch porn. Works brilliantly.

    Or just stare at them.

    People here are nosy and look at what you're doing all the time. I personally don't care. I usually look at some ****ed up stuff when I notice them looking anyway, etc...
  7. labgnat

    labgnat Inactive

    Oct 29, 2005
    outta this world
    well if your in a bookstore and someone does it, it'd be annoyed. but if you're on a plane and the person sitting a half an inch away from you gives it a glance then that's no biggie, in fact it's to be expected.

    but just turning and looking at them and saying "do you mind" should get em to stop looking
  8. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Inactive

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    Unless he answers "No." and keeps looking.
  9. I hate it.

    I was sitting on the computer on some forums before art class and I see a shadow on the computer screen. The extremely creepy kid from my class is basically leaning over me reading what I am typing!

  10. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Doesn't bother me unless I'm on MSN or something.
  11. steve21

    steve21 Inactive

    Just say ktubgirlthxbai!
  12. doctorjazz


    Oct 22, 2006
    Wilmington, NC
    If I ever start having trouble with that, I'll just keep a copy of Tubgirl in my pictures folder just in case.
  13. I usually set my resolution so high in public, if someone is close enough to see what I am doing then we are both going to need some form of protection.

    And yes, I sell the idea to them like that. That gets them running, especially when I offer to be the bitch :D
  14. ibnzneksrul


    Feb 2, 2007
    So Cal
    It is rude.
  15. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I'm the king of alt-tabbing.

    The guy behind me usually ends up having a seizure.
  16. aesir6


    Apr 5, 2006
    Odessa Texas
    Did you break the computer, by sitting on it?

    lol j/k
  17. +1 I get yelled at often because I will be helping someone or showing them something and I apparently go "way too fast". Pffttt, they just go to slow.

    But to answer the question, I absolutely hate when people do that. At college my roommates are constantly bugging me about what I am doing on my computer, or asking what I am reading and such. No privacy at all! :rollno:
  18. My wife asks me what I'm up to on the net all the time, and I don't mind telling her.

    But when she scans through my favourites, history pages, blogs, TB posts etc, thats when I feel like my privacy is being compromised.
  19. :p

  20. When I'm asked what I'm doing I just reply, "Minding my own business"


    If it's one of the Bobs, Saying "Hi Peter", I just call them Lumburg and confuse them for a few weeks until someone give them a copy of office space.


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