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mahagonny

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #240 on: September 04, 2020, 09:12:47 AM »
Sometimes people who are outraged are their own problem.
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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #241 on: September 04, 2020, 09:52:05 AM »
Sometimes. And sometimes we can solve the problem with a well-aimed frying pan and a sharp "Snap out of it."

mahagonny

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #242 on: September 04, 2020, 10:42:55 AM »
You'll never hit me from there.
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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #243 on: September 07, 2020, 07:38:45 AM »
You may want to move on, but I'm betting that there's a bunch of people who still want to give their opinions, because that's how they roll.
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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #244 on: September 07, 2020, 02:18:19 PM »
You may want to move on, but I'm betting that there's a bunch of people who still want to give their opinions, because that's how they roll.


500 quatloos she won't just abandon the thread since she never has yet.
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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #245 on: September 08, 2020, 07:47:21 AM »
You do realize that that past-due vendor invoice for ten cents that you just sent us cost more to mail than it was worth, don't you?  Anyway, sorry for the apparent underpayment.  We'll include it on this month's payment for services, and then we'll all be square.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #246 on: September 09, 2020, 03:01:36 PM »
<unrelated>

I wonder why.
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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #247 on: September 10, 2020, 04:45:50 PM »
Hey look at that, I agree with you again!
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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #248 on: September 10, 2020, 08:24:41 PM »
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Amazing. Every word in that sentence is wrong.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #249 on: September 11, 2020, 07:17:02 AM »
Wow.  That must be some t.v.

little bongo

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #250 on: September 11, 2020, 10:12:18 AM »
And then sometimes, someone just Wins the Internet. Congrats, jimbogumbo.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #251 on: September 14, 2020, 07:33:57 PM »
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Does impostor syndrome warrant a self-nomination?
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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #252 on: September 15, 2020, 05:34:53 AM »
Moi? Non.

I just figured I'd shake things up a bit.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #253 on: September 15, 2020, 06:17:04 AM »
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So at my school, we get trained in "difficult dialogues"--trying to see the other person's point of view, appreciating that everyone has followed their own paths to figure out what is true, and assuming good intentions from the start. And I'm generally for it.

However, perhaps because of my rapidly advancing years, I lose patience with Bigot Problems. And the reason I lose patience is because Bigot Problems are just so easy to solve.

Stop being a bigot.

See? Problem solved.

Also, I'd suggest the following: dry off behind the ears, gain some mileage, then straighten up and fly right. Again, not so hard.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #254 on: September 15, 2020, 07:51:45 AM »
<unrelated>

So at my school, we get trained in "difficult dialogues"--trying to see the other person's point of view, appreciating that everyone has followed their own paths to figure out what is true, and assuming good intentions from the start. And I'm generally for it.

However, perhaps because of my rapidly advancing years, I lose patience with Bigot Problems. And the reason I lose patience is because Bigot Problems are just so easy to solve.

Stop being a bigot.

See? Problem solved.

Also, I'd suggest the following: dry off behind the ears, gain some mileage, then straighten up and fly right. Again, not so hard.

Interesting that you characterize the difficult discussion as a problem. And then the discussion, now being a problem, prompts you to offer a solution, which you have ready. Whereas, if the parties just accept that they see things differently, then what was the problem in the first place?
You mention bigotry but not having heard the conversation it's impossible for me to be seeing the bigotry to which you refer. All I have to work with is someone thinks someone else is a bigot, which is as common as pigeons in Central Park.
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