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    Default Re: Where Did All The Nice People Go?

    Quite a few years ago, I was overheard saying some negative things about a co-worker . Unbeknownst to me, she was sitting in one of the stalls in the ladies room while I was running my mouth about the way she dressed. She confronted me and it was not a good feeling.

    Since that day, I've made it a practice to not say anything personal behind a person's back that I'm not willing to say to their face. and I will own up to anything I'm accused of saying/posting. I'm just plain too old to live my life any other way. and gossiping or maligning others is just not worth my time or energy. When I said that on HT, I can choose to just walk away also goes over into my "real life". I don't have to respond/react to everything that is said to me or about me. I can choose to walk away literally too.

    I think that most of us here on HT feel the same way. and that most, if not all of us on here are "Nice People".
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    Quote Originally Posted by anapuni808 View Post
    [...] I'm just plain too old to live my life any other way. [...]
    Nah...that's called wisdom. That said, wisdom comes with age. That's the good thing about aging!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anapuni808 View Post
    I'm just plain too old to live my life any other way.
    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    That's the good thing about aging!
    These two comments made me chuckle, coming as they do from two ladies who don't really fit the description of "old."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    I'd like to add one more, Kaonohi!
    4) Often, reacting can cause the reactor to lower him/herself to the level of the accuser.
    Thanks, tutusue - boy that shoe sure fits great! Does it come in pairs?
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    I have been old for ages but don't like the word 'Nice,' it doesn't say anything to me.
    We have lot's of other descriptive words which can be applied.

    Of course I could supply a list about substitutes for :-

    "Where did all the Nice People Go?"

    You guys are very smart and will come up with your own.

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    Well gee....that's not nice.

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    John Gabriel's Greater Internet (Expletive) Theory:
    Normal person + Anonymity + Audience = Total (Expletive)

    For some dopey reason, I was re-reading an old HT thread today, one that generated an incredible amount of heat, insults and anger (and no, I'm not going to say which one.)

    But it was interesting to note that the majority of the most-insulting posters in that thread are long gone. In fact, many of the small handful of people who were ever banned from HT (for reasons not having to do with spam) were participants in that discussion. A wise lesson for the rest of us.

    Overall, I find HT to be a much "nicer" place than it was then. YMMV.

    Now, I gotta go take something for the headache that developed from reading that thread.

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    Cold on the forehead/temples and heat on the back of the neck/traps does wonders for tension and irritation.

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    Lightbulb Re: Where Did All The Nice People Go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    John Gabriel's Greater Internet (Expletive) Theory:
    Normal person + Anonymity + Audience = Total (Expletive)

    (and no, I'm not going to say which one.)
    Mahalo - some secrets are better kept.

    And that theory (though true in practice) is LMAO entertaining!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    John Gabriel's Greater Internet (Expletive) Theory:
    Normal person + Anonymity + Audience = Total (Expletive)
    I like these

    http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/index.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peshkwe View Post
    Those are a hoot.

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    Cool Re: Where Did All The Nice People Go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peshkwe View Post
    F-ing AWESOME!
    I've met most of those folks. And even .... aw, never mind....

    "Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."
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    Wink Re: Where Did All The Nice People Go?

    Whenever you take a cross section of society, and there is any and all here...
    You get "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly". Should be expected.

    And I've been each of the three at times.
    Life is either an adventure... or you're not doing it right!!!

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    I have been absent from posting lately, but it has nothing to do with anyone being mean to me or my being ignored. I like to think I am one of the "nice" people - even if I occasionally assume the mom role and say to someone - "that's not nice." I always meant it with the utmost love and respect.

    The reason I have been absent is that I have been extremely busy. I will post details of it under "announcements " (and yet, as I write this - there is a fear in me to make this announcement - what if everyone hates it )

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    Quote Originally Posted by acousticlady View Post
    what if everyone hates it )
    It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. The question is, do you hate it? So, what's up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. The question is, do you hate it? So, what's up?
    Actually, I love it. It has come out of stories I made up and told to my students for years. After many, many people who have urged me to do something with it - now I have. BTW - more info is under the announcement section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acousticlady View Post
    Actually, I love it..
    Then blessed be and go for it!
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    Hey ... where did EVERYBODY go? I'm seeing no new posts in 5.5 hours. Weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Hey ... where did EVERYBODY go? I'm seeing no new posts in 5.5 hours. Weird.
    Do-do-DO-do,do-do-DO-do....

    Either we've all been abducted, ... or maybe there's nothing NEW????
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    Cant say I'm Nice, If its raining or I think it is, then I send out the dog. If he comes in wet then I know it's chucking it down.
    He brings in from time to time half a postmans leg. Still waiting for instructions from SusieMijohn as to how to cook this stuff the dog brings back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaonohi View Post
    Either we've all been abducted, ... or maybe there's nothing NEW????
    Yeah - it seemed to have been a collective "night away from the computer" for a lot of the Hawai`i-related boards I frequent.

    I even checked on a couple folks' Twitter accounts, wondering if there was any kind of communications problem in the Islands.

    All I learned was that one of the couples here decided to go to Counter Burger last night. (Oh - and that they will be opening a shop here in Seattle later this year!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Hey ... where did EVERYBODY go? I'm seeing no new posts in 5.5 hours. Weird.
    It'll get busier when people are back at their workplaces...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Hey ... where did EVERYBODY go?
    I don't know about the rest of everybody, but personally, for the past three weeks I've been taking some courses to get a certain accreditation so between that and work I've been wrapped up for something like 14 hours a day, seven days a week. Just finished the course, and passed it with high honors. Hooray!
    .
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    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    Just finished the course, and passed it with high honors. Hooray!
    Huzzah - and congratulations, LikaNui!

    The AF speculated everyone might have been interested in the Punahou-Kamehameha volleyball championship game last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Huzzah - and congratulations, LikaNui!

    +1 *cheers*
    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    The AF speculated everyone might have been interested in the Punahou-Kamehameha volleyball championship game last night.
    huh. really? not in this house. first of all, one of us was sick with an unpleasant tummy bug. secondly, the only high school colors in this house are red and black plus white. *wink*

    no disrespect to either punahou or kamehameha, and no diminishing of the accomplishments of either team, of course.
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