People don't always respond the way you want them to.
Chas, I don’t believe I ever asked anyone to “respond the way I want them to or tried to tell anyone how to live their lives.”
What you call 'going south' happens in normal, live, group conversations as well.
Yes, and it’s just as annoying. You get into a really important topic that calls for discussion (not frivolity) and, even without using a compass, it heads off course. I mean, where’s the respect for the poster when he genuinely needs to discuss an issue (like I did with my burnout).
You can't expect 2-300 total strangers, many from different cultures and backgrounds, to all be on exactly the same page.
Do you think I’m that stupid or ignorant that I expect even 2 people to be on the same page?
If that were the case, we'd probably have world peace
That will only happen when there’s another “Great Plague of the 1600’s” where half of the world population suddenly disappears.
In a previous post you criticized Americans for their spending habits and for not doing things that YOU enjoy instead of what THEY enjoy.
Chas, not to be insulting, but do you drink when you read my posts? You have a known habit of twisting my words around. It’s like you stay up at night waiting for me to post so you can manipulate what I actually say and maybe that’s the only way you get a good night’s sleep? Can’t you maybe take up knitting or something instead?
If a person enjoys shopping and can comfortably afford it, what's wrong with that?
There’s nothing wrong with that. Read what I said again. It was an observation NOT a criticism.
That's one of the reasons we're the number 1 economy in the world.
That’s temporary. There’s China, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom working their way up the ladder! What does that tell you?
You simply can't get upset over the things people do THAT DON'T AFFECT YOU. What's wrong is not so much what they are doing as it is your expectations of what they SHOULD be doing. People bring their own biases to every situation; we all need to be more tolerant of the other guy's position.
Chas, what on Earth are you talking about? For the record, I don’t care what anyone does as long as it doesn’t affect me…period! I can’t say it much clearer than that. Is it possible that you’re speaking about yourself?
Everything was better in Europe.....and yet, here we are, back in the good ol' USA. WAIT A MINUTE. Did I just take this post SOUTH? Sorry.
Yes, you did and a simple “sorry” doesn’t give you license to be ill-mannered. Personally, I’m really tired of having to defend something I write that doesn‘t please you. I asked you once before……If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. And, definitely, please do not take my words out of context like you tend to do. I enjoy being on the Synthzone….until…..I read one of your “attack” posts directed at me.
Otherwise, please keep on posting your other messages. I enjoy your posts because you’re a lot like me…..we are both not hesitant call things the way they are.