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Originally posted by jeanvaljean
reply to post by oozyism
You are here on ATS, you can't see my eyes, and you are saying it is impossible for you to communicate..
May I respectfully point out the difference between verbal and written communication?
When you are talking to someone face to face, you are relying on direct, instantaneous feedback in the form of visual and auditory cues, the richest of which being facial expression and tone of voice.
When you are engaging in a written discussion, all you have to go on is a bunch of words arranged into sentences; you extract meaning from the text as best you can and you compose your response.
These are two completely different modes of interaction.
Speaking for myself, I would feel uneasy if my interlocutor had any type of covering which hid their whole face, regardless of their ethnic and cultural background, and their religious persuasion, because it would be blocking eye contact.
This is what I understood Riley's post to mean and I might have got it wrong for the same reason that you got it wrong: we are interpreting the written word.
Here's a special example:
You receive a phone call and your caller says: 'I've got news but I'd rather tell you in person'. In this case, auditory cues are not enough. They want to see your face as well.
Originally posted by fatdad
i bet if you tryed to walk about in a ski mask all day shopping etc. you would be arrested ...
Originally posted by Dock9
reply to post by Dr Conspire
Don't worry, mate
Aussies don't buck the tide ! Oh no !
They Go with the Flow
Grab your burqua now !
Well it does mean I can wear lingerie and a bra in public stuff a couple of lemons in my bra and mmm people will think Iam a woman, ooh iam getting hot just thinking about it
Make a Statement !
No Iwould rather be steamy in my new Burqua.
Iam Iam and muti gender, oh thank you for this tip.
You'll LOVE it