Bay Area Dave wrote:
> Morris Dovey wrote:
>> Mike G wrote:
>>> Hello anybody home? Does the word "sarcasm" ring any
>> 'Twould seem not today. Sarcasm doesn't seem to work very
>> well on usenet if unaccompanied by an appropriate emoticon
>> to remove any possible sting. If/when someone is having a
>> bad day it produces hurt feelings, angry responses, and
>> wasteful consumption of bandwidth - even when those involved
>> are friends. )-:
> MOrris, I can't count how many times my "smart aleck" remarks
> have been taken wrong. I'll be damned if I can always
> remember to put the smiley's in...
> So, yes, sarcasm doesn't work to well in print...
Well, welcome to the human race. Occasionally we all produce a
little scrap. I think the answer is to make the best repairs we
can, figure out how to avoid repeating the mistake, and move on.
I've never met a person who felt (or would admit to) having too
many friends. Forgiveness of others is a gift we give ourselves -
so be selfishly generous. Remember that people are ever so much
more fragile than wood or iron and need to be treated gently.
Practice by being gentle with yourself.
West Des Moines, Iowa USA
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