Clearly I am screwing this new post up so bear with me.
: king : Joe Bartels- you have an awesome sight!
pfredrick's and olesma- I think you guys are cool and great peace makers.
Snick33, Billy, ck1, kurthzone- I miss you all.
: queen : sherileeaz- You make a great mother to matt gilbert.
: Matt Gilbert- You scare me, you are smart.
:A2: To the lovely lady, who shall remain nameless- I wish I could go hiking with you!
boxerjoey- I am scared of you, you are buffed.
: Rodney and HikerInGilbert: You lost me with the foreign language.
Montezumawell and wiz- you are just grumpy ol' folks.
And to all the other HAZer's, I think you are wonderful!
Now, my 1/2 cents. I will be quick.
I had thought "Flume closing....." would be a wonderful post, I was looking forward to hearing everyones thoughts. And I think it still can be, perhaps on a new post. However, I read m'well's pointed comments and thought I would sit it out and watch it, and threw in some emoticons. Whoa! it is still going.
Some tried to keep the post going on the straight and narrow. Kudos to you. I preferred to ignore the comments. Others got anger. Why? After all, words are cheap, opinions fly, and there will those who will make harsh comment? They are who they are. And why get upset on a computer?
Why am I writing this, well frankly it is because m'well made mention of public service and background, so I want to toot my horn if this works:
The one thing I have learned as a public servant; when someone disagrees with you or you disagree with them, you afford each other with the dignity and courtesy while debating. Anger and letting your emotions kick in will not solve anything. Note, I did not mention respect, as I do believe you have to earn it. But I do believe in extending everyone the courtesy and dignity to allow them to voice their point of view. Everybody deserves that.
And m'well, you simply did not allow for that.
In closing, I know I am not perfect, but I try to behave.