ETA: I know this is long, Its more for my self than you guys, I don't have a diary handy lol. Also the EX quotes should be internal, but forget that
Thought I would make this rant because certain members on ATS like to jump the gun and open their metaphorical mouths before even thinking first. Like
the whole aim is just to personally attack, for attacks sake.
I personally cannot STAND those kinds of posts, now, accidents and misinterpretations happen occasionally.. I'm not usually guilty of that, but as it
so goes, I was two days ago,
A fellow member said "Eww Catholics" and I took that "Eww" as "Eww yuk!", because that is the sense in which I use the term. I told that member I
would like to see him present that comment to my family (All Irish Roman Catholics), when he informed me he didn't mean it in that sense at all.. My
bad!! I promptly replied with an apology, which I hope he has viewed, If not, he's got a nice inbox from me too
So yea, accidents happen, but In certain other cases, people on here seem to go out their way to belittle people, and make uncalled for assumptions or
judgements... An example would be calling somebody a liar, when you DO NOT have the correct facts to even make that judgment..
This threads personal to me, as anyone familiar with me and my posting knows, I cant stand,
They are the golden rules with which I was raised with, and I absolutely detest being called a liar..
I don't get attacked very often, I generally find the ATS community a nice one, but it does happen, maybe once a fortnight?
The first time it happened to me, I wasn't sure how to react, so I said what I would say in a non-digital world, I got post banned! aha.
I am a REAL person, with REAL feelings, and I expect to be spoken to online, how you would speak to my face..
Anyway, this time I thought, how can I get my point across?
I thought I would make an example, a public one, I know ATS don't like us to use name names, so I shall not, but here as follows on a thread
discussing the housing crisis in the UK:
I turn 21 at the end of the month, I've been registered homeless since 16.. I've got jack squat! aha. Never mind the Polish, here's something I
always ask people... Have you seen a homeless Asian lately? probably not as relevant up in Scots Land, but in Brum, that's a key observation!
When you register as homeless, it literally means homeless! Of course since the age of 16, I've been between my moms, family and friends, I've
always worked, but earn maybe 40% of what I actually need to get my own place.. YOU CANT TELL THE COUNCIL you've have a sofa to kip on, because you 6
YEAR WAIT will TURN INTO A LIFE LONG WAIT. So, In my case, I'm never to far from somewhere warm to kip, but that's only because I have BRILLIANT
friends. BUT NO OF THOSE PLACES ARE PERMANENT. My mom kicks me out every 6 months because shes a depressive alchy, my family litterally can only
offer the sofa for short periods of time as with friends. I need council help, that WON'T come, a PAY RISE, THAT WONT COME, or a room mate, but no
one can afford it! lol.. Im LUCKY, there are many people with no sofas to kip on.
Well, IMO, the flaws in today's society are so OBVIOUS (me or you could run the country better) that the flaws are being implemented on purpose...
This can be seen in many aspects, such as the great JOB SCANDAL.. I work at the chamber of commerce doing the "Back to work program" for the Job
Center. The government are in cahoots with employers to NOT HIRE people, but to USE FREE LABOR. Honestly. Makes one wonder.. why? Humph.
Somebody else (1) in reply to me:
My comments are not aimed at the OP. To all you lazy whinging hunts GO & GET A JOB! IF there isn't one where you live move! If you haven't got
the skills RETRAIN! Always whinging on about what the council wont give you & blamming it on forieners that you haven't got anything; place to live,
job etc etc etc! You lazy hunts wont clean a toilet but they will. You're too good to do a menial job right? What have any of you got to offer society
or an employer? Educated? Trained? Pillar of the community? WHAT? Suk you lot I'm fed up of paying for your lazy begging arses. Stop blaming others,
grow up & take responsibility for yourselves like the rest of us. You're owed nothing by anyone. Pay for yourselves & stop expecting when you haven't
contributed. Whinging lazy begging hunts! Harsh I know but the truth hurts.
Somebody else (2) In reply to me:
So you are: 21 couch surfing for 5 years now. posting on an internet forum the whole day over and then have the guts to make a picture where you
look totally fresh with makeup and nice clothes, sipping at a glas of beer. I believe nothing you tell me. Either you are lying about being homeless
and all that stuff or you´re doing pretty well being homeless and sucking money out of others purses. Guess what the difference between you and ALS
is to me? He´s working his arse off to provide his family (two extra people, keep in mind!) a home and you lazy type of human have the guts to
present yourself like this. In the time you are here on ATS, you could work the other 60% that you are talking about missing. Then you could finally
afford your own life. Instead of that crap I wrote above. ALS, I´m holding my thumbs for you and your family to find a aceptable home for you
three. Keep your head up
I have the GUTS to post my picture with a pint?! aha.
Somebody else (3) who tried defending me, but also got a little muddled
Did you even read Sinny's posts?She has to work for her job seekers allowance.Would you work full time for under seventy quid a week?Doesn't being
homeless not mean you don't have a home?She goes to friends and family to sleep on their settees.(sofa surfing).I know your type-I'm all right
Somebody else (2) who still doesn't have his facts right:
Okay I´ve overread that. But what was she doing before? I´m not the type you try to push me in. BTW, whats a job seeker allowance? A allowance
to seek a job??? So you are allowed to go to the job center and search for a job? Sounds like paperwork
Somebody else (2) Still ranting about me, with the wrong facts:
Ok, thats really not much. But you have to think about two things. I mean, a 21 year old pretty girl should find some job in service at least if
she can count money (no offend!) if she´s searching for 5 years now. Second, I don´t know what her qualifications are. apprenticeship? finished
school? If not, own fault. Its just unbelievable to me that one says she cannot earn enough while sitting the whole day on ATS.
Me: To close:
Glen thanks for trying to defend me, but it looks like we're lost in translation here.... He's referring to me NOT having a job, when its clearly
stated I WORK for the Chamber Of Commerce, actually RUNNING the "Back to work program" for the government I'M NOT ON JOBSEEKERS, I've just had to make
a number of replies, because I didn't realise how many times he actually mentioned me..
I hate being being spoken about, especially by judgmental nobodies, who get their facts wrong, hiding behind the computer.. Moral of the story,
address me how you would in real life. End of rant.
Somebody else who feels similar: www.abovetopsecret.com...
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