Posted by MMMMarcia on October 07, 1999 at 10:31:57:
In Reply to: I knew you'd understand... :-) posted by Petra on October 07, 1999 at 02:06:31:
: : Ilse, who does not own a Dutch flag, but is honestly happy to hail from Holland
: Thanks for understanding! And that's EXACTLY my attitude and that of many Europeans I know.
Petra, you may FEEL the same way Ilse does, but you did not SAY it that way. There's a world of difference in the phrasing. What you said not only made me angry, it hurt my feelings, too. Thus, my response yesterday. As I said in my reply to your message "Whoa!" I'm over that, though. You and I will probably never see eye to eye on many issues, and that's all right, too. We don't have to. But I think it would be nice if we could talk about our differences without belittling the other's feelings or beliefs.
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