||[Aug. 23rd, 2004|02:21 am]
As most people who know me will tell you, I dislike conflict almost as much as I have issues with groups of people...but for clearly different reasons (so I suspect but I may be quite wrong).
( Rant about an ex-friend. Chances are it isn't about youCollapse )
I guess a good rule of thumb would be not to rip people an asshole when they attempt to help you with problems you have essentially asked them to help you with. Obviously people aren't going to throw out rose petals, kowtows and front page adverts of messianic proclamations when they help fix a pc, they try to recover deleted files you claim you need or they just offer to listen to your problems. But they sure as hell don't want to hear a series of pejoratives for their efforts. I assume, in my lack-of-clear-social-understandings way that the expected proper treatment lies somewhere in between. Yeah, like I am Emily fricken' Post.
I guess I take it a bit personally since I tend to like to help people. I am finding out in most (but not all) cases, the bio listed for one of my LJ friends often holds true: "Investing your efforts into such things as "caring" and/or "trying" is a high risk, low return venture". That seems to go along well with one of mine: "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and, gosh darn it, two out of three ain't bad".
And to quote Gary Quick: "Good Night, Good Morning, whatever."