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"On the whole, I’d rather be in Philadelphia."

(The above quote is attributed to W.C. Fields, as he was reportedly dying, and was known to loathe Philadelphia.)

W. C. Fields

This essentially is how I felt, yesterday.
One of the highlights of my current life involves blogging and interacting with other bloggers over the Internet.  Not being very mobile (physically or financially), the Internet provides a great tool with which to communicate. 

And I’ve made numerous friendships around the World via these means, from the relative comfort of my tiny bedroom office.
However, with this tool comes responsibility.  Acknowledgement of consequences for one’s actions.
Yesterday, I was made to question my professional abilities; had a personal, in-depth conversation regarding a previous relationship (always a good time/sarcasm); and a good blogger friend snapped angrily at me, via Email.
It was as if Mercury were in retrograde, or something.  (I’m not into astrology, though.)
After a fitful night, I awoke to a new day.
Some things had changed.
My perspective on myself had improved, a little; I felt better about the personal stuff; and the blogger friend had sent a follow-up email apologizing.
Time heals all wounds?
And two lessons I’ve learned, because I’ve been as guilty as anyone in these matters, is:
Don’t hit the send button until you’ve calmed down.
Keep communicating with your friends.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


10 thoughts on “"On the whole, I’d rather be in Philadelphia."

  1. Communication is usually a good thing.

    Posted by Tango Juliet | January 17, 2012, 9:30 am
  2. @Tango Juliet – You bet! Thanks.

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | January 17, 2012, 9:33 am
  3. "Don't hit the send button until you've calmed down.Keep communicating with your friends."BOTH are good advice, and equally important.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | January 17, 2012, 10:00 am
  4. When you're pissed, remember three emails… write #1, look at it, discard it; write #2, look at it, discard it… By then you'll have calmed down at least some, write #3, wait a couple of hours, look at it, modify as necessary and send it…

    Posted by Old NFO | January 17, 2012, 10:42 am
  5. @Rev. Paul – Thanks.@Old NFO – Good advice!

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | January 17, 2012, 10:45 am
  6. Aw, well…we all have "those" kind of days.What would we regret if we didn't screw up every once in a while?Be a duck. Water off the back.Q

    Posted by Quizikle | January 17, 2012, 4:53 pm
  7. That's why I use carrier pigeons. If you regret the message shoot them down with small arms fire before they get there.

    Posted by Brigid | January 17, 2012, 6:45 pm
  8. @Quizikle – Why as duck? (Marx Bros. reference)@Brigid – Good idea!

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | January 17, 2012, 7:19 pm
  9. Yah. I need to stop writing posts at OMG:30 in the morning …

    Posted by Borepatch | January 19, 2012, 2:48 pm
  10. @Borepatch – Been there, done that…

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | January 19, 2012, 9:21 pm

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