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Behind the Curve

I am one lucky S.O.B. 

Not only do I have friends and family who have supported me – physically, emotionally and spiritually throughout my life (even when I was undeserving of such support) but since I began blogging in March 2011, I’ve a whole new crop of friends on the Internet who have done the same.  Thank you.

And even persons whom I admire and respect have, on occasion, visited Guffaw in AZ.  And made nice comments.  As I said at the inception of the blog, I expected no one to read it.  I still am pleased and surprised daily that someone would bother.


AND, I get email.  Not an overwhelming amount, but some.  Very few comments and emails from spammers (knock-on-wood).

But, some folks apparently don’t stop by the blog often enough to see what has been addressed.  I certainly don’t wish to turn anyone off or offend anyone, but sending me stuff for possible inclusion in my blog – when I’ve already written about it multiple times – wastes both our times.  Sorry.

It’s similar to the email that you know from the heading contains a joke, but the joke it turns out is from one, two, three, or 50 years ago.  A joke my father told me.

One of my correspondents insisted she knew so much more from the ‘Net than I.  Until I told her I was disabled and spent hours daily on the computer.  Reviewing links for news, humor, and over 100 blogs.  Daily.  While she has cut back, she still sends me cartoons from last year.  Sigh.

I am still very lucky that someone would bother to send me stuff.  But, please look before you leap.

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.


6 thoughts on “Behind the Curve

  1. We feel your pain, buddy. I still get occasional offers from people I don’t know/have NEVER heard from, wanting to do “guest posts” on my blog. I used to send a polite response pointing out that it’s about me & my experiences in Alaska, or my opinion on news stories – and that no one else can do that for me. They usually ignore my response and send several increasingly-insistent messages repeating the so-called offer.

    Now I just mark them as spam & ignore it.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | September 24, 2012, 8:37 am
    • Sadly the worst are folks who email me, become ‘friends’ then ply me with article fodder and cartoons from 2011 (or 1911).
      These folks do mean well, but don’t know much of the material was previously posted. By me or someone else.

      Posted by guffaw1952 | September 24, 2012, 8:43 am
  2. LOL, you ‘really’ want ot upset those poor misguided soul’s applecarts don’t ya… Actually CHECKING before sending??? 🙂

    Posted by Old NFO | September 24, 2012, 9:41 am
  3. aahhhh….quitcherbitchin’ They want to help you be a better guffaw… So you already know how to cut your front lawn, let the guy next door tell you how he does it, it ain’t gonna hurt anybody to spend 3 minutes listening, is it?
    I read your blog everyday even though you don’t post every every day. Keep up the good work. I’m enjoying it.
    Rich in NC

    Posted by Richard Argentieri | September 25, 2012, 5:30 am

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