I JUST DON'T GET IT!!!!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I just don't get it. I'm hopping mad right now. Please explain this to me. A typed note just two down from mine under the heading of "FULL BLOWN COVERAGE" Mr Parker typed a very long note saying that the overal tenor of the stories he was reporting on was that "everythings gonn'be OKAY" When my chauferr says that everythings going to be alright everybody makes fun of me. My chauffer does'nt take me out very often so he does a lot of reading. I think he knows what he is talking about. I just don't get it. Nobody is laughing at Mr Parker's typed note, but it's not the same for me. Is this fair? And by the way I'm much too young to be having a "senior moment".
-- pattie (email@example.com), January 04, 1999
Patti, There are alot of different opinions out there on y2k. Don't take anyone elses. Research it yourself...Even if it is someone you trust alot..they could be wrong and that could be your life at stake.
-- Moore Dinty moore (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 1999.
Pattie I never implied that you were having a "senior moment." Of course you're "much too young" and too gauche to have one. I said that I must be having a senior moment; I'm old enough to qualify.
Probably your chauffeur is reading main stream articles which always put a smiley face on y2k. Were he to do his reading on the Net, he would have a broader view of the problem. He's only seeing one point of view.
-- gilda jessie (email@example.com), January 04, 1999.
Some vocabulary words would be in order here. Everyone feel free to contribute. The only two I'm completely comfortable with are: GI's - These are people who "Get It". Most of the people at this forum. DGI's - People who "Don't Get It". Some of those visit too.
There are people in between these two states and some on the periphery. You're chauffer doesn't sound quite like a DGI, but definitely not a GI. What is he gang, a DWGI? (Doesn't Want to Get It)?
Patti, it's frustrating to all of us who talk to those many brick walls all the time. That's why this forum is such a relief. We can talk amongst like-minded people here.
Don't give up. You're just going to have to define for yourself what you believe.
-- margie mason (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 1999.
Hey, Y2K never promised you a rose garden, so get with the program, lady. And I am 99% convinced that you are a troll, albeit different. And rich, maybe. Me too, I rule. You speak Spanish?
-- King of Spain (email@example.com), January 04, 1999.
Well I guess Patti really got us this time. See how gullible we all are? You just try to be nice to these people because you want to give them the benefit of the doubt. Rich people don't go around talking about their chauffer and how much smarter they are than you. I just have a gut feeling that I smell more than roses here, I smell dog crap on a rose!
-- navajoe (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 1999.
navajoe - elementary my dear Watson!
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), January 04, 1999.
Patty, your chaffeur is a SGI- sorta get it.Most articles on Y2k should start out- "We can't say exactly what will happen when the technology that we have become dependent on for our comfort, convenience, livelihoods, food, water, public safety,and electrical power, etc. malfunctions and/or quits. "......................................... But from the evidence I've seen so far, I think it is wise to become as self sustaining as possible.(the reason for a garden) It helps me to think of the future as an extended camping trip. (a possibly long, long, camping trip;long, long.) .... and even tho my family and most friends still don't get it, I think they will soon enough. Yours will too, so if we prepare "as if"... nothing will be lost.BTW, don't be surprised if you have some mood swings; everyone else does. (that is, if they GI) If you need more information, send a blank subject e-mail; I save alot of stuff to send out when ever someone wants to know more, which come to think of it , the numbers are growing.
-- Arthur Rambo (email@example.com), January 04, 1999.
More of this meanness, but yes I do have a nice chauffer and if you ever saw how many times I have to try to type in the address opposite location you'de know you are a lot smarter than me, but I am going to learn how to do this.
-- pattie (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 1999.
The word is, "chauffeur".
-- AAAAHHHHH!!!!! (email@example.com), January 04, 1999.
One can tell the quality of the troll by the consistency of their mispellings. For the original poster on the edge, and all other trolls in distress I have one word.
-- Donna Barthuley (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 1999.
Pattie is either bogus OR not using AOL. I've been waiting for her to respond to a thread while keeping my AOL browser open. ID pattism (valid id) has not been online. Someone has obviously hijacked this poor womans ID. Care to respond Pattie? Send me an email and prove otherwise
-- MVI (email@example.com), January 04, 1999.
You need to pay attention, Pattie. In the first place, it was "Fully Blown Coverage," a writer's idea of a joke. Secondly, I wasn't reporting on anything; I was commenting on the reporters and the Journal's overall whitewash of the situation.
-- Vic Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 1999.