have something better to do like clip your toenails?

Everyone says that stuff never translates well in IM or email, and that a phone conversation or face to face is better because at least you can hear voice inflection or see facial expressions. But sometimes even those don’t translate well.

I wasn’t actually clipping my toenails, but I might as well have been, since it’s apparent to people that I just sit around and do nothing all day anyway.