Posted by NightSky on September 11, 2000 at 15:35:41:
In Reply to: Well, Here I go ... posted by Rich on September 11, 2000 at 15:08:15:
: I can feel the adrenaline pumping and so I really should go take a little jog. Instead, I'm going to post. Your bad luck! :)
: First of all, Vita asked you all to DISCUSS, not to LIKE, the book. A momentous event in the life of a friend ... largely ignored. Not only that, set as it is in the 18th century, it is relevant to the discussion topics of this Board. Am I surprised? Hell no.
: As I mentioned in a post a few days back, I know exactly how Vita feels. Apparently so do others. In the past, we've received E-Mail from individuals who felt slighted because they felt no one ever responded to their posts. Some people take this all very seriously. I never did know what to tell these folks, other than that I could empathize. Take my post of yesterday ... 3 distinct topics that I thought would be of major interest to you all. Discussion generated? 0 Or, my post about this day in history ... the tragic attack on Little Thunder's Brule village. Discussion generated? 1
: What to do? We can guide. We cannot control - This is a recurring issue; I hear myself having said this before - I've learned to live with it. This is something I could elaborate on greatly & it ties in with my rather rambling, apparently pointless, post of 3 Sundays ago ... but, I won't. Instead ...
: I ask the rhetorical question: Has this Board outlived its purpose?
Rich: Although I don't respond to that many of the posts, I read almost everyone of them. And your Sunday update is a don't miss. It's just that if I don't feel I have anything to add, then I keep quiet.
BTW, I didn't know I was supposed to be hurt if no one responded to me. Now that I know, I'll be much more watchful to make sure everyone jumps on my particular band wagon. I'll also be e-mailing you regularly to make sure you keep everybody in line.
This whole thing reminds me of one of my favorite quotes. And for all those who don't get their expected reactions out of the board:
"You can lead a horse to water, but if you can get him to lay down and float on his back, then you've got something!"
Joe E. Browne
Vita led us to water, we just refused to float.
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