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    Thumbs down All Of You People ...

    Loving your O/T day are you?


    This was opened to discuss a TRAGEDY, and just look at all of you:
    happily chirping away about anything and everything.
    As usual.


    "Pot, meet kettle!"


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    I believe this speaks to the need of having an OT forum all the time....

    (Heck, it meant on other boards I knew were to go look for the threads. Sadly the one where my real-life Boston peeps go, no one has checked in, but I cannot think of anyone who'd have any reason to be by the marathon route.)


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    People often try and discuss pleasant or happy things in order to take their minds off of tragedy. On 9-11 my mother was in the Pentagon and I didn't know if she was dead or alive. A friend stopped by to check on me and I was grateful for the chance to get my mind off the fact my mother might be burning alive.

    Don't be an ass.

    Quote Originally Posted by nasalberry View Post
    Loving your O/T day are you?


    This was opened to discuss a TRAGEDY, and just look at all of you:
    happily chirping away about anything and everything.
    As usual.


    "Pot, meet kettle!"
    Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
    -Rudyard Kipling


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    Don't be an ass

    Have to agree...haven't seen any "rules" about what topics are appropriate on "Off Topic Day"!


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    My heavily edited response to the OP: Well, bless your heart.
    Only one cat - must not be totally crazy yet!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JSwan View Post
    Don't be an ass.
    BovineManure!
    I was "chided" for voicing my heartfelt - heartfelt opinion on this subject. You can keep the MoFo attitude, thanks.
    KEEP the threads to THE situation, not "Does my doggie look cute!"
    Because, that, my dear, is bullsh!t



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    Quote Originally Posted by nasalberry View Post
    Loving your O/T day are you?


    This was opened to discuss a TRAGEDY, and just look at all of you:
    happily chirping away about anything and everything.
    As usual.


    "Pot, meet kettle!"
    Did that make you feel better?

    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what
    lies with in us. - Emerson


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    Quote Originally Posted by nasalberry View Post
    Loving your O/T day are you?


    This was opened to discuss a TRAGEDY, and just look at all of you:
    happily chirping away about anything and everything.
    As usual.


    "Pot, meet kettle!"
    Well, bless your heart!

    In times of tragedy aren't we all supposed to be supportive of each other? After all, people deal with things in different ways. While some talk about it, others distract themselves with other things.

    I think you are the one in the "pot, meet kettle" situation here. And just so you know, you look like the jerk here. Not the people talking about unrelated topics.
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    And I reported you for spamming for copying this to other threads.


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    Nasalberry: I'm sorry you are so angry. Personally I have not recovered from Newtown and now this. Lot's to be angry about.



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    Two thumbs up for the creative smiley use, though!


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    Are you the pot or the kettle?

    The mods generously opened OT as "somewhere to share your thoughts...
    ...about the bombings in Boston, or to take your mind off of it with some OT discussion."

    Which is HIGHLY appropriate.
    If you ever go visit a terminally ill friend in the hospital, do you only talk about death??
    No, you chit chat about mundane things, the latest book you just read, how your dog peed on your rug, a funny video you saw on Youtube, your latest art project and so on and so forth.
    People grieve/cope in many different ways, and just because we are discussing trivial matters does not mean for one bit that we do not care about the tragedy.
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    So are we only to discuss Christmas during the Christmas OT days? Easter during the Easter one?

    Talking/camaraderie is some of the best therapy out there.
    To be loved by a horse should fill us with awe, for we hath not deserved it.


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    Does your posting about a book recommendation on the day of the Newtown shootings make you the.... kettle?
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    A chamber pot I suppose...
    Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!


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    It's called a 'coping mechanism'....Dwelling on the negative only brings you more of the same, both in your heart and otherwise. Yes, it's tragic, but no more so than what is being done DAILY in other countries, alot of it by OUR country.

    What is the 'common man' doing about that??? We need the levity, the 'go on with it' ness....as it were...

    Sorry you're so tied up about the Boston mess. NO one likes it, but we must march along. Not stop and rubberneck and gossip and suppose and malign.
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    Geez did someone get into the liquor cabinet a tad early???? Who the hell are you to chastise us? Wow just wow. Some women really need to learn some manners. If you don't like it, turn off your damn computer and go watch the news or something.

    Let me guess are you from the UDBB crowd????
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    In this case, I don't understand the pot and the kettle reference.

    Nasalberry is overreacting, and my guess is that there might be a reason for it. Nasalberry, I hope that no one that you know was injured or killed.

    People do cope in different ways. I'm struggling right now, flip flopping between being angry, being okay, and feeling really hopeless. I'd love to think of "normal" things, and I'm finding myself either unable or just cranky as all get out.

    I think we all (nasalberry included) need a little bit of a break.



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    I am SO glad that we now have self-appointed OT day police! I am not sure how we survived all these years without one.

    Nasalberry, you are being an a$$hat. You do not get to dictate how people deal with this tragedy, be it obsessing relentlessly about it or thinking of other things. If you don't like it, you know where the door is.


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    What? Censoring OT day?

    I'll have you know that when the no-HR Boston Marathon Explosion thread was opened on Off-Course, it quickly descended into Muslim/Arab/Terrorist-bashing (as if all three are synonymous).

    That was outtaline. If we can only talk about fluff as an alternative to that crap, I'll take it.
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