or… how do I make my self interesting without getting in trouble?
I read all these cool threads and comments by folks in these forums, and I get an incredible urge to jump in and post. I’ve been urged by folks to “just do it”, and it sounds like good fun. I’ll tell you all about the funny thing I saw today, or the incredibly bad luck I had, or just how cruel my family could be.
But I am repressed, and it ain’t all my fault.
See, I do really know how to tell a good story, or so I’ve been told. My difficulty seems to be in keeping the story strictly factual. Personally, I think a good story has to have a bit of exaggeration – saying something like “There must have been HUNDREDS of people in the street!” instead of “there were approximately 97 people” brings a measure of excitement to a tale, you know?
“Hey!” you say, “This is the internet! Exaggerate all you want! We’ll be the judge if our BS meters go all haywire!” Thanks in advance, Doper folks, but there is another dilemma…
My partner has taken to lurking here. And my partner is a Virgo. And a Technical Writer. Exaggerations must be avoided, or at least properly labeled as exaggerations. Even if she never said anything, I’d hear her voice saying “That’s not how it went…” every time I type.
What’s a girl to do? Any ideas? And, anybody out there willing to admit that maybe not quite every word of their posts is quite strictly factual?
(Please don’t suggest a change in my relationship – I’d much rather be seen as a boring fuddy-duddy than even contemplate that…)
Thanks in advance -