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#153958 - 03/30/06 07:41 PM Re: come on..... [Re: RandomStranger]
Witch_Scarlet Offline

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This is a problem for me; I have far to high of expectations for people in general. I know they are all a bunch of mindless, spineless bottom dwellers but still...knowing and trying to ignore it are not always easy to do, nor helpful to myself in the long term.

I have to deal with these people daily, several times a day, it is not something I can avoid or ignore so when I come on a board such as this where there are intelligent individuals that I wish to hear what they have to say I have hopes of better and am to easily disappointed by those who wander into this forum aimlessly with no thought other than to say something profoundly stupid, or to at least type it.

I am getting too old, thatís what it is. I no longer have patients for this type of thing and allow myself to think of things that should be common knowledge. I need to stop thinking perhaps, then it wouldn't bother me.

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#153959 - 03/30/06 07:53 PM Re: come on..... [Re: Witch_Scarlet]
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I understand what you are saying Scarlet. I previously found myself often let down by others. But then I realised that placing expectations on others gives them the power to let us down. And the further 'away' one is from the herd, the more the potential for being let down as naturally we place expectations on others to behave as we do. By expecting the least of people, they have little power to disappoint, but the ability to pleasantly surprise.
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#153960 - 03/30/06 08:07 PM Re: I know, here she goes again! [Re: Witch_Scarlet]
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Registered: 11/22/05
Posts: 441
Loc: Holodeck 3
These could be possible thoughts running through such a person's head:

"Pressing the SHIFT key is like uh...too hard and stuff...
Besides I'm immune to the standards of grammar, 'cause I'm the motha-focken elite. Anybody who doesn't like it can just shut-the-fuck-up."

Typical "goth" bolstering themselves with a false sense of confidence and unwarranted arrogance.


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#153961 - 03/30/06 08:28 PM Re: I know, here she goes again! [Re: Witch_Scarlet]
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I think Linguascelesta had the right idea in this post. Don't sweat the small stuff, make a joke out of it.


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#153962 - 03/30/06 08:34 PM Re: I know, here she goes again! [Re: dragondancer]
Witch_Scarlet Offline

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The problem being, in my line of work, the small stuff is the important stuff! If I make a joke out of incorrect spelling, bad grammar and stupidity, I am out of business. Why on earth did I ever become a writer/agent?

Unfortunately, this has carried over to my private life as well.

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#153963 - 03/30/06 08:49 PM Re: I know, here she goes again! [Re: Witch_Scarlet]
Tiberia Offline

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Registered: 04/19/05
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Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Quote:

I no longer have patients for this type of thing...




Quote:

If I make a joke out of incorrect spelling...




Ohhh, the irony of it all! Sorry, Scarlet, I just couldn't help myself.

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#153964 - 03/30/06 08:54 PM Re: I know, here she goes again! [Re: Witch_Scarlet]
Poetaster Offline
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Registered: 01/20/06
Posts: 2336
Loc: East Coast, USA.
You need to learn how to separate work from playtime.

When it's professional, I doubt the mistakes are that terrible anyway.

And when you're here, it shouldn't be anything but leisure.

Placing expectations of exellence on complete strangers will only lead to disappointment; learn who you're dealing with before you bother to concern yourself with expectations.

Also, you need to remember that this is a public forum and usually public mediums attract the public. It's hardly shocking that a few idiots will find their way here.

Appreciate the diamonds and forget about the pebbles, they serve no purpose anyway.

Sure, it's fun to rant and I'm all for it, however, when the issue causes you unecessary headaches, it's time to reevaluate what's important.
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#153965 - 03/30/06 08:56 PM Re: I know, here she goes again! [Re: Tiberia]
Witch_Scarlet Offline

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Sorry, I don't get it. What did I miss? I'm always missing the good stuff.

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#153966 - 03/30/06 08:57 PM Re: I know, here she goes again! [Re: Witch_Scarlet]
Poetaster Offline
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Patients = patience.

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#153967 - 03/30/06 09:01 PM Re: I know, here she goes again! [Re: Witch_Scarlet]
Tiberia Offline

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Patience vs patients.

Am I going out on a limb here if I assume you meant the former, rather than the latter?

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#153968 - 03/30/06 09:01 PM Re: I know, here she goes again! [Re: Poetaster]
Witch_Scarlet Offline

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Well... I'll be damned! I really am an ass!

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#153969 - 03/30/06 09:01 PM Re: I know, here she goes again! [Re: Poetaster]
Tiberia Offline

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Hey, you beat me to it!

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#153970 - 03/30/06 09:10 PM Re: I know, here she goes again! [Re: Tiberia]
Witch_Scarlet Offline

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Registered: 01/09/06
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Loc: Texas
See, I told you, I always miss the good stuff!

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#153971 - 03/30/06 09:14 PM Re: I know, here she goes again! [Re: Witch_Scarlet]
Tiberia Offline

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Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 894
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Just remember, if we don't laugh at ourselves how can we justify laughing when we see a little old man walk into a screen door?

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#153972 - 03/30/06 09:16 PM Re: I know, here she goes again! [Re: Tiberia]
Poetaster Offline
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See, there you go picking on my Grandfather...

He can't help it!

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