Posted by Elissa on September 27, 1997 at 20:16:21:
In response to Dear Elissa , written by Caroline on September 27, 1997 at 15:39:05
I have never demanded an answer to any question. I have never asked anyone to do research for me. I merely am trying to stimulate a discussion of things that interest me.
I have joined in others comments of things, but truth be told I am rather shy. I was laying a little low till I got to know how the board worked and how I could contribute. I only just discovered how far the other pages went (I came in on this page, not on the home page) I never intended offense, I thought if people were interested in my questions and wanted to discuss them with me, they would. I hardly thought you would feel obligated to research them for me! I am not that self-centered. What I object to mostly in your letter to me was the assumption of selfishness. I am merely a newcomer and therefore, I believe, deserving of a little tolerance as I stumble through learning the ropes. If you want to know more about me I would be glad to tell you. I am not a commercial writer, this is a hobby for me as well.
I actually was more hurt than anything because I was holding back becuase I thought you might not want a stranger just barging in on your discussions. I tried to contribute by offering subjects of discussion as I have said before. Some of these seemed to interest people, the cleaning windows one got a few comments....I have followed the lead of other people here, that's all. If you have this problem in the future, could you be more gentle? I am not at all as you have supposed me to be. I wish you had asked me to post a bio, or to participate in other parts of the board. I wasn't sure I was welcome to do so. Please don't assume people are out to use you, you never know, they might not be.
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