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This is a question My Biggest Disappointment

Often the things we look forward to the most turn out to be a huge let down. As Freddy Woo puts it, "High heels in bed? No fun at all. Porn has a lot to answer for."

Well, Freddy, you are supposed to get someone else to wear them.

What's disappointed you lot?
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(, Thu 26 Jun 2008, 14:15)
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Gilgamesh, I'm sorry.
Threats were uncalled for, and it was wrong of me to do so. I know it's no excuse, but I've been under a hell of a lot of stress recently and the cracks are starting to show. I've been ranting at people like this all over the place.

I'm really not a drama queen or a prima donna. I've just taken about as much shit as I can in the last couple of years, the last few weeks in particular. I keep losing friends because they push my buttons at the wrong time in the wrong way, and it's because things are piling up. I'm a calm, rational person, but it's getting buried underneath "Hulk smash!". I'm man enough to admit that, and it's my problem, not anybody else's.

Again, I apologise for making threats. I shall remove them shortly. I don't want to pretend I never said it, which is why I chose to apologise publicly, I just don't think they should be there making the place look ugly.

That doesn't excuse your attitude, though, especially considering your former occupation. You of all people should be sympathetic and realise that words can hurt, however "emo" that apparently sounds to some.

I'm not sure how my posts came off as "whiny" and "self-aggrandising", either, seeing as the first was purely about the incompetence of the NHS, designed to draw attention because I notcied a previous post mocking Asperger's, and the second was just an affirmation that I don't let my problems get the better of me.

Except that I do, so the point really is that I try as hard as I can not to but sometimes fail.
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 21:28, 6 replies)
2 aces 2 jokers 2 sixes..
one five..
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:02, closed)
mehhhhhhhhh, it's the internet, don't take it so seriously
I'll make a mental note to scale down the /talk cynicism on qotw, that kind of sniping is out of place here and a throwaway insult that would simply raise a "pfft" on /talk can invoke indignance and offence pretty much anywhere else on the internet.

Don't worry about internet threats, I never gave it a second thought. Everyone gets angry at the internet once in a while and years of /talk have made me something of an expert in getting up people's noses.

As for sympathy ... sorry but I just don't do sympathy. Not for anyone, no matter what their disability. The vast majority of disabled people do not want sympathy and find it patronising and insulting when others express sympathy.

Empathy yes, sympathy no. Practical assistance, not pity.
(, Wed 2 Jul 2008, 1:20, closed)
I appreciate the sentiment. I'm sure a lot of people on the boards will also.
"Empathy" is actually more what I meant. "An effort to respect and understand" is the long version.

And Azra3l: what the shuddering fuck are you talking about? You sound like a red herring in a David Lynch movie.
(, Wed 2 Jul 2008, 1:36, closed)
oh my gosh
You both... worked this out? To the relative satisfaction of both parties?

B3TA is magic. I'm impressed as hell!
(, Wed 2 Jul 2008, 4:35, closed)
its a scene (that i cant find on youtube)
from the movie "Rainman"
(, Wed 2 Jul 2008, 4:36, closed)
I don't know exactly what happened here but there's enuff info for me to glean:
2 guys fell out, 2 guys made up, I think that's unusually nice to see, and also, as a man with a few mental issues himself, I can relate to this scenario, I find myself doing it quite a lot too, sometimes it's difficult to keep a sense of humour when folks 'make light' of it.

Anyway, fuck being labeled an emohomo, hugs all round I say! *hugs*
(, Wed 2 Jul 2008, 8:09, closed)

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