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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:30 PM

So, I apologized to someone on FB

In a local FB group, debate gets very heated re: politics and this whole situation going on in the world. I seemed to keep going at it with one guy in particular. Id thought some of his posts were sensical but sometimes it seemed like an alter-ego would kick in and Id rip into those posts.

Ive been focusing so much on all this and the financial aspect is hitting harder and harder as I near my furlough date in a couple weeks and fully expect not to be back at work until Labor Day, maybe.

So today, I saw another post of his and it was one I would have made, myself. So I messaged him privately and apologized for my online behavior

He replied in apologetic tones, himself, and said he can be an ass online (as can I)

We ended up messaging back and forth for about two hours and both agreed on so many things and just the stress (and anonymity of the online world) got the better of both of us.

It felt good to find common ground and I think for the first time that new phrase (were going to get through this together) actually had some real meaning to me.

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Roland99 Apr 2020 OP
gratuitous Apr 2020 #1
Blue_true Apr 2020 #2
JustFiveMoreMinutes Apr 2020 #3
KY_EnviroGuy Apr 2020 #4

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:35 PM

1. Good for you

Sooner or later, everyone posts something on line that they regret. Someone else was being a jerk, so I tried to out-jerk them. Or I read their post wrong and just went off on that motherfucker, and he totally deserved it. Until, of course, someone else gently points out that their post didn't say what I obviously thought it said. As the doggerel verse goes:

Be careful of the words you say
Make sure they're soft and sweet
You never know from day to day
Which ones you'll have to eat

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:59 PM

2. I am glad that the two of you did that. nt

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:41 PM

3. Kudos! That is fantastic... meantime... my family and friends (Southern) share

... pure 'that which lays at the bottom-most reaches of an 8 family member outhouse'. ....

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:36 PM

4. Thanks for the refreshing post. I think humility is gaining ground in America.

KY.............

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