‘Busy’ status

Its been quite a while now that I have started using google talk and have some friends. In case you are wondering ‘haven’t we all?’ to that first line, let me defend my self by saying that I am relatively new to chatting and social networking even though I have been around computers for the last 15 years atleast. Oops..i seem to have drifted off the point. Anyways back to the point, I can’t help but see a lot of my ‘friends’ with the ‘busy’ status all the time while they are online.

Here are a few doubts that I have

1. Is chatting not a leisurely activity to be done when you are not busy?  I mean honestly does anyone go to a speak easy and sit next to people who are leisurely chatting and try to work with a big board that says ‘BUSY’? In my mind a chat client is like a speak easy to be used for leisurely chatting. I could be wrong here.

2. If they are so busy and do not wish to be disturbed through the chat client, why are they online? Is it to test my literacy level,IQ or determination not to disturb them just for the heck of it?

Feel free to leave a comment if you wish to agree or disagree with me (by that I mean if you want to agree with me)