Member Rara Avis
Thank you, thank you. ***bowing***
Well congratulations Chris. . . somehow you managed to reach up where that switch is located and go into a mode that's more you. . . (although I thought that's the mode that you were in when you started this whole thing. . .)
Sigh Sven… You know this statement seems especially juvenile. I tried to be nice. I explained where I was coming from and in a polite and respectful manner. Then this! (LOL) This reminds me of a taunt one would hear in grade school. Petty, man, real petty.
For the record, I took this post seriously, and for that, I am being made to look like someone that just "can't take a joke". . . now, I don't know Chris, and therefore I have no idea of his wonderfully "humorous" nature. . . but perhaps he should have "thought" about this before he posted it. . .
Sven, look at the numbers man. Every person who posted before you was taking it as a joke. Did you not notice this? Did you not read the responses before you so excitedly jumped on your own wagon, looking for a cause to champion? Odds are Sven, if everyone’s laughing… it’s a joke? As to “he should have thought about this before he posted it…” I did Sven, I did. As a matter of fact, you’ve discovered my whole plot against you. No, you’re not really paranoid, I am out to get you… a guy I’ve never spoken with, never dealt with, don’t know. But somehow I chose you to bear the brunt of my assault. (For obviously, since you took it seriously, it must be serious. 60 some odd other people must have been wrong taking it as a joke. Man you’re so smart!!!)
But I would think that he was successful in his quest. . . he stirred and I came up. . .right into his trap. . . silly, emotional me. . . taking things too seriously and making this "experiment in humor" something more than it was. . .and for that, I am sorry that I ruined the fun. . .
See, fell right into my plans you did! (insert maniacal laughter here) No man, don’t get all in a tizzy about it… As much as I hate to admit it, you’ve made it more fun. Granted, at the expense of some of your pride, but hey, it’s a small price for me to pay!
But that should have been the end of it. . .but was it? NO. . .I am then called a "coward" (but I called a "coward" also. . . so, touche. . . )and I am told to look "beneath the surface. . . " and that "the truth often lies beneath the skin. . . "
Yeah, touché. FYI – I was teasing calling Jeffrey a coward, and bet you’re the only one who might have thought otherwise… oops. Well I’m sorry, I forgot to think of you again when I posted… have to fix that one of these days… hmmm
Well, I've been looking beneath the skin of lots of people for many years. . . and quite frankly, I don't know if there's anything under your skin sir. . .and if that's the truth. . .then I don't want to know it. . .
I can tell you were starting to get either agitated here, or just couldn’t come up with anything “brilliant.” Whatcha been doin’? Cuttin’ em up??? Seriously though… do you really think it’s that easy to look underneath? Doubt it… Most people have to let you see, and quite frankly, you’re not going to get that chance!
I refuse to be attacked and made fun of for what I believe. . . not by anyone. . . and I realize that some of you may think that I'm overreacting. . . but if this is fun. . . then I want no part of it. . .
A: You never have the choice to be attacked or not. The attacker has that choice, not you. You have the choice of how you respond or don’t to the attack, but if you make yourself available (ie: posting opinions in the Alley on Passions) then people may attack you.
B: If it is truly no fun as you are claiming. And you truly want no part of it, then tell me: Why have you kept coming back? You claim it to be no fun, claim that you feel slighted at being the brunt of the joke, while at the same time you’re attempting to make me the brunt of your own deviant humor. This seems to me to be a bit contradictory… or is it that same old tale where it’s ok as long as you’re not the one being picked on? ‘Cause believe me Sven, I’ve been picked on my fair share (Sharon pulled a nasssssttty-mean joke on me a while back!) But that doesn’t mean that anyone hates or even dislikes me (though I’m quite sure there are some do! Try taking it with a grain of salt… laughing at yourself can be fun too!
So, BRAVO Chris, you got what you wanted, someone fell into your trap and you got them all stirred up about something that you knew was a "joke". . .and you let them dig themselves into that hole. . . that's what this was all about right??
‘Ceptin’ you got it a bit wrong… it wasn’t a “trap.” Let me repeat for the hard of hearing…IT WAS A JOKE!!!
Oh, and Nan… but I love rocking the boat! And you can’t leave me behind!!!