posted on Jun, 28 2007 @ 04:26 PM
Know each other?
No. We don't know each other.
Why would it be necessary for one poster to 'know' another, in order for that poster to offer sympathy and encouragement to a new poster who, in the
first poster's opinon, has been less than fairly dealt with by another ?
In a real world, people actually do spontaneously offer assistance and encouragement to others.
I do it all the time. In buses, on trains, in the street, etc.
And people do the same for me.
ATS is merely a reflection of real people who inhabit a real world.
In my opinion (and that of many others, I'm sure) Johnmike was behaving the way normal people do in a real world.
And in offering him a word of support, I am also behaving normally.
The real world's an interesting place, Budski.
As evidence, I invite you to walk into your local pub. Walk up to the biggest, meanest looking guy in the place. Wait until he says something --
something innocuous, something inoffensive (like Johnmike).
Then --- just as you were so anxious to do in this thread --- why don't you mouth off and accuse him of 'patronizing' you ? Go on. Put your
backside where your mouth is.
Then, afterwards, when you're dusting yourself off in the gutter and trying to stick your jaw back in place --- ask yourself if you might have
handled the situation differently ? And ask yourself if you'd handle it differently if the same situation arose again ?
You're not game to try that ?
Oh --- because the big guy in the pub could hurt you in 'real life' --- is that what you just said?
Right. Then please don't pull that nonsense on unassuming, pleasant new (or old) members on ATS, just-because you think you can get away with it.
And *IF* you do for whatever reason (incipient paranoia or just plain bad mood) then deal with the results, as per above. Ok?
Great. That's terrific. Now we can all have a nice day, if that's ok with you.