Dante and davenportavenger make a good point: it’s bootless to sermonize about what’s going on in the heads of people you don’t know. Dante feels so strongly about it that he popped up to say so despite having no opinion to share with respect to the thread itself. That’s okay, because davenportavenger has two, one pro-OP and one pro-pittee. So between them, it all evens out.
Their irritation is regrettable, but there was no intent to tax their patience: I don’t even know who they are. I posted under the assumption that comments on a public message board can and will be taken or left, like any other advice or criticism. I do think that a threat to meet rudeness with mayhem is extreme and unhealthy, and I tried to couch this in abstract terms to avoid giving offense. I might have realized that any such attempt in the Pit is bound to be viewed with suspicion.
Dante I’ve never noticed before today, but he’s making quite a splash as someone whom you pretty much want to be on the other side as. davenport goes way back as someone who glories in unpleasantness. You’re cool, man, you’re cool.
I got no problem with that. You could even add “lame.” I’m not going to defend myself too strenuously.
I was pissed off, so I ranted. Lamely. Oh, well.
I don’t think it’s elitist telling this one guy to go get a degree and do something else. I’m not trying to insult every under-educated low paid employee in the world. Just the ones who are too busy chatting on their cell phone and drumming their fingers while waiting for me to pull cash out of my wallet when they clearly have nothing more pressing to do but stand there and wait for me to pull cash out of my wallet. It’s not like I was trying to pay with a jar of pennies, with a line of people behind me.
[QUOTE=Left Hand of Dorknessdavenport goes way back as someone who glories in unpleasantness.[/QUOTE]
Well, fuck you too.
Maybe if KoS didn’t write every post in this stilted purple-prose soliloquy-esque tone, he wouldn’t come off like such a pretentious wannabe motivational speaker. I mean, he could have just told the OP “well, it’s not really such a big deal, I’d cool off if I were you.” But no, he spends like 1000 words to say the same thing, using phrases like “synaptic bobsled” just to show how smart he is, and topping it off with an ultra-condescending “I hope you feel better soon.”
Seriously dude, simplify your language, you’re coming off like a dick.
And the Ironic Post Of The Day goes to Left Hand of Dorkness, who “feels so strongly about it that he popped up to say so despite having no opinion to share with respect to the thread itself.” Thus putting himself on the same side as me.
Well, in the second thread, you were wrong, or have you forgotten? (Clue: Two is a multiple of one.) And in this one, I was making a joke. To another poster. Not being an ass. Which makes you 0 for your last 2. And in the first, while in the minority, I had a point to make and made it. No assery there. So that’s 3 swings and 3 misses.
If you seriously think that if, for example, someone were to pay me oh, let’s say, ten dollars to listen to their problems and give them advice that that would make me a professional therapist then you must be a pedant about word meanings *par *excellence. Now that I think about it, I am sure that is the case. Here’s a little hint for a happy life. Not everything is exactly as you think it should be. You need to get out more, Steve-O.
A little more time on the slant board wouldn’t hurt, either.
Gas Station Boy sounds like he’s been poorly trained to deal with the public (which happens more times than not these days). I would’ve called the station the next day and registered a complaint with the store manager.