God knows how ppl turn out to be. There is a lot of truth when someone says "you never know what lies beneath". Not that i am surrounded by lot of ill minded ppl, but I'm jus a bit disappointed by the way some ppl (whom i know for quite some time) back off from doing really simple stuff when asked. The stuff i asked were hardly gonna make them sweat, i was kind of asking them to share their experiences and views abt stuff where they've "been there, done that".
I'm shocked by the completely contrasting nature of these ppl, who cant do such simple stuff for ppl they know, compared to the kind of ppl i meet at public forums like PG. The camaraderie and the willingness of the members of this forum in helping ppl whom they hardly even know is probably unheard of in the world in which these friends of mine exist.
The funniest (and perhaps the most heartening) thing is that atleast i am so different from these guys. I clearly belong to the latter group and I'm glad I'm so. Sharing experience is the least one can do in helping someone and here, look at these ppl.
One word replies on the messenger that clearly shows the "I'm not interested in wasting my time on u" attitude. And if that puts u off - the other one simply runs away half way thru a chat session when u start asking the questions. May be the first guy was having a bad evening and may be the second guy had something more important to attend. Heck, I've then had multiple instances where these guys can see me online (in the same way as i can see him) and does even bother to drop a "Hi" or try to continue the discussion.
May when someone asks info from these guys, it makes them feel important. My middle finger to u buddies, and a 4 letter word to add with it. I've decided not to ask anything from these folks again n my whole life. I get put off with such stuff very easily and however benign i might have become over the years, this just broke the limits.
Heck what is the value add of these guys to the society??? Zilch. They might as well not exist. And all the info i was trying to get from them cud probably be obtained from some other source - human or otherwise. The only difference might be that i already know these ppl and there is no ice breaking to be done. But now i know - there are so many unknown ppl in this world who will help u in ways better than the known ones do. And having been a member of few of the wonderful public forums throughout my GMAT prep, i know there really aint no ice. While there might be few of these fucked up guys around, the rest of the world is still intact.
Strange world, but sweet :)