posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 02:22 PM
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
Actually the person could be reading the thread and all the jabs at their expense,
makes me kinda sad for them,
also they wont show up on the topic to defend themselves, would you?
Maybe, now... a couple years ago I wouldn't have.
I don't feel sorry for him one bit. I have BEEN that guy! Every one of my friends who are CT minded have been that guy, and even that GIRL. I see no
fault by the OP, either. You just wanna engage in a bit of conversation, things get going and alcohol kicks in... all of a sudden the guy is stuck in
6th gear with no brakes. The frame of mind changes, and nobody knows how to stop him. This is what happens when someone is just dealing with the idea
that everything they know is wrong, and you get caught up in a self-isolation phase during a social situation.
I quit drinking (for the most part) because of that lack of control. I can only have a beer or 2 before I have the possibility of being belligerent.
Now I just bug people with overly-technical explanations of guitar effects, waveforms, electronics and such... the point being that I find,
occasionally, other people who understand wtf I'm talking about, and we get going on a tangent, and sometimes the kill switch gets ignored.
To "That Guy from the Party":
If you're reading this, don't take anything the wrong way. Lots of us have missed the brake and hit the gas before. If you're embarrassed, that's
understandable. Learn from it... ya can't go around hollaring "I'm looking for people from a secret club! C'mon, guys! I know you're out
there!". Unfortunately, you have to approach it in a bit more subtle manner. As well, some aren't ready to take on that much info in one shot. You
may meet another who's interested in CT, but you have to be conscious of when you need to tone the conversation back a bit (if you understand your
paranoia, you can use that as a tool... 'I better change the subject... this guy might be intel...'). I've been there, done that, and felt like a
complete idiot in the morning, and even once making myself paranoid that I gave out too much info about myself, and had to talk myself down from that
one. Stupid alcohol...
Lol... last night, I did good... 4 beers, and had no problem changing subject after the first blank nod. That's the most I had in one sitting in
about 2 years!