Posted by Dinah on September 4, 2004, at 10:36:49
In reply to dr. bob, posted by alesta on September 4, 2004, at 10:22:18
I don't think it's intentional on Dr. Bob's part. I think he doesn't always understand what we want from him, especially in longer posts. I find I get the most coherent explanations if I state my question as briefly as possible, wait for an answer and determine what page Dr. Bob is on, then reframe my question (again briefly) to thank him but to explain that it didn't quite answer my question, which was more xxxx. At some point our understandings often (though not always) meet, and I understand what he's thinking even if I don't agree and vice versa. Not always though, I must admit. Once I understand what he's thinking, I sometimes try to convert him to my point of view. That doesn't work nearly as often. :)
Dr. Bob is generally a patient man, and if I am equally patient, I can often (though by no means always) get answers. Maybe not the answers I want, but ones I can understand. But I really don't think it's purposeful on his part. It might be a function of how busy he is. Or it might be that he doesn't hear the way I write.