Posted by beardedlady on March 27, 2002, at 7:16:30
In reply to Re: Dont be fooled or misled-READ » andyboy, posted by Zo on March 25, 2002, at 16:53:43
> One of the rules of civility here is not to post anything that others could take as a put down.
No one can measure another person's reaction to what we're going to say. As you know, some things we say are often misinterpreted by others who have different motives, who are looking for different things. Some folks are always looking for the negative. You can compliment or support someone in six paragraphs, but if one happens to differ from someone's point of view, the rest of the message is lost.
I sent a note to my neighborhood e-list in response to one that came to the list about a proposed neighborhood construction plan. I sent it out, and I got six responses. Five said, Bravo! My sentiments exactly! Well said! I agree! The sixth said, "I don't think I deserved that tone." Why? Because in this huge reply, I made one statement of reference to something she said in her e-mail. The tone was quite chipper and positive.
This is just to say that I didn't think andy's comment was a put down. I even think he's right--with some people, some of the time. People like, say, me! I read a pamplet about dizziness at my neurologist's office. I thought: How horrible! Guess who's been dizzy for seven months. (Maybe it's real, maybe it's psychosomatic!)
Beardy : )>