Reply to post by dreamwalker74
I, for one, got the sarcasm, I love these kinds of social experiments and was looking forward to reading at least a few pages of "results"
because I know that, since we have all different types of people here at ATS, there would be a multitude of different responses. Some would get it,
some wouldn`t. Some, whether serious or "going along with it", would offer to join up or scold you...a perfect treasure trove of perspectives! So of
course you can imagine my utter dismay when, after getting maybe halfway down the very first page, Mr. Opie completely loses it and starts goin off on
all the people who he thinks didn`t get it. I couldn`t even bring myself to go to page 2. I`ve been down that road before and I know where it
goes--------> WASTE OF TIME! If I wanted to experience drama
I have enough in my life already or I could watch a reality tv show. It`s sad the number of threads that get clogged up by petty drama, petty
misunderstandings & petty overreacting.
What makes this thread unique is that the OP destroyed it himself. It`s got a catchy title & interesting premise, but the reaction of the OP was
very amateur. Perhaps I am too harsh. If he lives in a really small town or doesnt get out much and hes new to the big world of the internet, then he
may not realize that people really do come in all types. Some people may not understand your humor, some may not understand your type of sarcasm or
irony. Some people may not enjoy the same foods you like. Some people may believe in a different religion.
And the OP freaks out after only 8 responses and is ready to "give up"... Wow I know you were kidding but thats REALLY not the kind of
politician I want. There are gonna be people you don`t understand and who don`t understand you. It doesn`t mean they are dumb or ignorant. Well,
actually, by definition, we are ALL ignorant. Of a lot. But I`m not going to try to explain that right now. The point is, just because someone didn`t
get your little joke is no reason to behave that way. This isn`t meant to be disrespectful but I know we are 2 different people who have taken
different journeys through life, had different experiences and who therefore think differently. So if you have taken offense then I offer my apology.
I may have let my emotions get the better of me. That happens to me som.etimeswhen I see someone who`s got a lot of potential to do some really cool
things but they let something like pride or vanity or insecurity get in the way. Those are just examples, so don`t try to read anything into it.
My advice: next time let the experiment run it`s course. And be prepared for ANY outcome so you wont be caught off-guard the next time you come
across someone, or a group of someones, who do not rigidly adhere to your idea of how a person`s thought process ought to work.
Again, I`m not tryin to be an ass toward you. I have no doubt you are an intelligent person. Far from perfect, just likelike me & everyone
else (we may all be unique& different for the most part, but in that sense, we are all equal) on the planet, but intelligent nevertheless. I`d even
put money on it, that you could make a snarky or otherwise disrespectful reply making me look stupid to some people. It actually wouldn`t be too hard,
since me, a human being inherently imperfect, am the one writing this, and undoubtedly I have made errors in judgement and all kinds of other
mistakes in the composition of this writing.
Ultimately, it`s your choice. However, to reference to another of your many options, I`d like to mention that one of the problems clogging up
this site is that sometimes people don`t know when *not* to reply, as sometimes it is not necessary. And I`m sorry because this is a little off-topic
but sometimes I wish people would utilize U2U FOR THEIR LONG DRAWN OUT ARGUEMENTS (oops sorry 4 caps) if they do not pertain to the topic.
Anyway I look forward to your next thread. Thanks for sharing your perspective. I enjoyed reading the original post, and I do hope you`ve
enjoyed reading my perspective & feedback.
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