Read This Before Adding Or Attacking MeI've been here for almost a year now. I found EP when I was looking for a place to try blogging. Blogged here for a few months and found that with a little effort I could blog every day. I kept two blogs for a while then made the decision to only blog at my blog on blogspot.com.
After being here for a while I made some friends. Those friends became as important to me as the people I see every day. In a sense I see these people every day. I may even know them better than I know the people outside of EP. Here there are stories of lives shared. Some with secrets that would not be told outside of EP.
The fine lady friends I've made here are like sisters and some are like daughters. And I will become protective should I feel the need...
The guys? Well they are fun. To me they are like brothers. I'll pound them down, but should someone else try, I'll be on my brothers side.
I tell of some of my life here and have also added some tales and poetry here. I like trying to help people I believe need help and enjoy making friends. Even if, we may never meet eye to eye...
I also have fun in the Q&A and even when I recognize someone asking a serious question I try to give life learned help and suggestions.
Some things I write here may sound sad, but they are things I have dealt with and am telling here in hopes they will help someone else. Maybe just by letting them know they are not alone.
I'm not here looking for a relationship of the love type. But I'm very aware that anything can happen in this crazy thing called life. It's just not a priority to me.
I'm not here looking for an argument or a fight. But I will not back down from one.
But should I turn and walk away, it doesn't mean you've won. It only means I don't feel there is anything I can say to make you understand, so it's just not any longer worth my time or effort.
I check people who fan me before adding them. I read their profiles and maybe even check some of their stories. I look to see the groups they've joined. I may even look to see how they answered some questions in Q&A. This allows me to at least know a little about people.
I try not to be prejudice against anyone for anything. There are to many unanswered questions in the universe to call anyone or almost anything totally wrong.
But I do at times have my grandchildren beside me or even on my lap when when I'm on. So anyone with stories or groups I feel would be inappropriate for little ones will NOT be added or accepted as friends. There are things I am just not wanting to have to explain to grandchildren until they get much older...
Last evening while I was here I read some comments left on something I posted here on EP. I also read a white board scribble that person left. I chose not to answer that person on the white board because what I had to say would have been longer than anything I would appreciate reading on my white board.
When that person replied to the message I felt attacked. I thought it kind of sounded like she was insinuating I was a perv. When my son got home from an emergency call I let him read the PM. The words from his mouth were “Why is she attacking you?”. I also called a neighbor who knows me. I allowed her and her husband to read what had transpired. They too believed I was being attacked.
Now I will not reveal who this person was. But I do not appreciate an attack!
I converse with friends here. We have lively banter that is fun. Same as I would with someone sitting next to me. There have been some PM's at times that pushed the limits of sexual type banter. I don't believe that any of those ever became lewd or obnoxious. They too were just two people having fun. I do NOT get into internet sex. I do get into internet laughs and trying to help people. I do nothing here that I wouldn't do in public.
I am who and what I am. If you can accept that, we will do OK. That is really me in the avatar. I'm not ashamed of myself. I do nothing that I'm afraid of being found out, so I see no need to be false in any way here.
Maybe I take things a little too much to heart sometimes. But that too is part of what I am.
So thank you for bearing with me on this little rant and I'll keep hoping that we can be like neighbors here. Want to fan me, then read some of what I've written and find out who I am first.
Don't just assume you know what I'm up to and attack me...
oldfarmguy 56-60, M 38 Responses 60 Oct 4, 2011