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  • Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    I just copied the dates from the Royal Mail website, so I don't know why you had mentioned that in response - to tell you the truth, I thought that what I posted was useful rather amusing.

    I am disappointed that you didn't choose your words more wisely - I don't like the fact that someone who I hardly know says something like that about myself, now that is scary to someone like myself. You have to remember that members come in all shapes and sizes and I know that I don't know anyone personally enough to say things that could upset them - I don't know how sensitive you are for example, mostly because I don't pry into the private lives of people, but I wouldn't go up to a person walking down the street and say that they are scaring me - life doesn't work like that.

    I shall regard your response as an apology as long as you remember to think about other people before you say something about them - it has got nothing to do with being guilty, it is just about being courteous. Just remember that although we are all different, some of us are a bit more different than others. Sometimes apologising is not about being guilty, but to make amends on something that has happened.

    Usually any points I make on this forum, ironic or not, I get straight to the point and so most of the time I don't need to put a Smiley on, but sometimes I do. The difference between someone laughing with someone else and someone laughing at them can make a huge bit of difference, as to whether they are on the same side or whatever.

    I do have the condition (I was diagnosed at the age of 18), and sometimes it's a good thing that people understand while at other times it can be a bad thing. I see it in a similar way to racism or sexism - no one deserves to be discriminated, harassed or distressed just because there happens to be something different about them. I just think that everyone should be treated equally at the end of the day.

    I am prepared to forget it completely.
    You regard my response as an apology? but i already said i have nothing to apologise for so please dont. You also say you dont pry into peoples private lives but you are happy to spell out everything you have endured during your own lifetime. George i like you a lot but you do risk losing any empathy you may have if you persist with the character assasination you are bestowing on me.You have compared my words to those of a racist and at the same time confessed to sometimes misunderstanding the context of an innocent remark, now that's irony in its true sense.
    Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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    • Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

      Originally posted by tex View Post
      You regard my response as an apology? but i already said i have nothing to apologise for so please dont. You also say you dont pry into peoples private lives but you are happy to spell out everything you have endured during your own lifetime. George i like you a lot but you do risk losing any empathy you may have if you persist with the character assasination you are bestowing on me.You have compared my words to those of a racist and at the same time confessed to sometimes misunderstanding the context of an innocent remark, now that's irony in its true sense.
      I try and respect people whoever they are, especially if they are those who I don't really know such as members of this forum. Fair enough, I am not very thick skinned when it comes to taking criticism, and I do get alarmed when someone aims some remark at myself - please note that it is not a personal remark to yourself, Tex, but it is referring to lots of people I have known from the past. I am almost certain that a lot people would react in the same way, not just myself. I probably overreacted as a result, but what I am saying is that I cannot imagine myself using those words against another DYR member.

      Also, the objective of this forum is to talk about memories from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and that can mean talking about ourselves in detail when it comes to what we remember - at least I don't pry into the affairs of other members as I know that would be out of bounds for myself as a member. I am certain that anyone on here would feel uncomfortable if I went too personal on them whatever the situation was.

      I have been accused of racism many years ago when at school (I took the advice of a family member - a long story) and it wasn't nice, but the problem is that a lot of people these days are a lot more sensitive and can be offended by various things around them - the laws of the land have been more stricter and tightened up in recent years. Even I often think of things being "political correctness gone mad" when I hear or read about things in the news. Things do blow out of proportion, and people do literally take things the wrong way.

      People such as myself often take things too literally, and sometimes it can look alarming at first glance - as I said before, if the remark was addressed to someone else I wouldn't think much of it, and perhaps I would even get the irony of what was being said. I probably overreacted for a good reason, but others might have took it differently, perhaps more positively. I do find it very easy to be uncomfortable about what people say - OK, it is my problem and I have to live with it, but as I said before, everyone is different. I took the remark the wrong way, fair enough but I am sure that you understand the reason why.

      Now, as we are nearly in the season of wrapping things up (and as a way of getting back on topic in this thread), I think that we should wrap this up once and for all, and get on with being members of this forum. Life is far too short for quarrelling.
      I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
      There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
      I'm having so much fun
      My lucky number's one
      Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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      • Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

        As long as you admit i was right....JUST KIDDIN! (Honestly)
        Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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        • Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

          Originally posted by tex View Post
          As long as you admit i was right....JUST KIDDIN! (Honestly)
          There are no right or wrong answers.

          I think we should both take a deep breath and count to ten.
          I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
          There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
          I'm having so much fun
          My lucky number's one
          Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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          • Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

            Originally posted by tex View Post
            As long as you admit i was right....JUST KIDDIN! (Honestly)
            I actually expected you to say something like that .. to diffuse the situation

            The only thing I can suggest to anyone and everyone making jokes or generally messing around is to add a smiley [emoji4] on at the end !?!!




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            • Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

              Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
              There are no right or wrong answers.

              I think we should both take a deep breath and count to ten.


              Count to ten !?!

              Time is money


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              • Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

                Glad that's sorted, can you take any further discussion not related to Christmas to pm, thank you ��
                The only thing to look forward to is the past

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                • Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

                  Tex and George. Life is too short for petty squabbles. Let's get back to this being the friendliest forum on the web.

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                  • Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

                    So who puts out Chrissie lites and even still lites up their Chrissie tree?

                    Do you prefer artificial Chrissie trees or the real thing.

                    Who still puts their presents under the Chrissie tree?

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                    • Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

                      Originally posted by Zincubus View Post
                      I actually expected you to say something like that .. to diffuse the situation

                      The only thing I can suggest to anyone and everyone making jokes or generally messing around is to add a smiley [emoji4] on at the end !?!!



                      I think that it often helps.
                      I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
                      There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
                      I'm having so much fun
                      My lucky number's one
                      Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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                      • Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

                        Originally posted by HG View Post
                        Glad that's sorted, can you take any further discussion not related to Christmas to pm, thank you ��
                        Fine by me.
                        I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
                        There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
                        I'm having so much fun
                        My lucky number's one
                        Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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                        • Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

                          Originally posted by Donald the Great View Post
                          Tex and George. Life is too short for petty squabbles. Let's get back to this being the friendliest forum on the web.
                          I prefer being part of a friendly forum.
                          I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
                          There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
                          I'm having so much fun
                          My lucky number's one
                          Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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                          • Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

                            Originally posted by Donald the Great View Post
                            So who puts out Chrissie lites and even still lites up their Chrissie tree?

                            Do you prefer artificial Chrissie trees or the real thing.

                            Who still puts their presents under the Chrissie tree?
                            I don't think that my small flat would accommodate a real tree - I have always had the same plastic one for years now.

                            Now, this is my idea of a "Chrissie" tree:




                            She would look better than any angel or fairy at the top...
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                            I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
                            There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
                            I'm having so much fun
                            My lucky number's one
                            Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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                            • Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

                              Originally posted by Zincubus View Post
                              Count to ten !?!

                              Time is money

                              It certainly is when it comes to the expenses in the run up to Christmas.
                              I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
                              There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
                              I'm having so much fun
                              My lucky number's one
                              Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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                              • Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

                                Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
                                I don't think that my small flat would accommodate a real tree - I have always had the same plastic one for years now.

                                Now, this is my idea of a "Chrissie" tree:




                                She would look better than any angel or fairy at the top...
                                I have no idea who that is .. my guess is someone off Cell Block H simply looking at the photo .

                                Incidentally is zzzzzChrissie one of 'your' tags ??


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