Ever answer some one's discussion and realize you had misread what they wanted?

@TLChimes (4845)
United States
February 18, 2009 9:52am CST
I read and responded to a friends discussion this morning. It was the first thing this morning. I had gotten my little one ready for the bus and was waiting for it. I logged on and read the post, wrote my answer. spell checked and hit send. Then I noticed that I had left a bit out. I commented the rest of my story, spellchecked, hit send, and once again re-read what I had wrote. Ok story told, not as well as it should be, but it's there. So then I read what other's wrote. (Didn't do it first because I was coming from the mail) Then it hit me that I had answered incorrectly. I felt a bit like a fool and am hoping the friend forgives. LOL. Forget would be nicer. Have you ever misread, or not understood something, and only found out after you posted what you thought was a good reply?
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@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
Hi TLChimes, it happened to me time and time again. Well, maybe because I am lazy reading those so long discussions. It seems that the discussion is like a story and redundant. I just read a few sentences and then answer the discussion knowing I am answering the discussion in a wrong way.
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
19 Feb 09
LOL I know what you mean... want a hint? I've noticed that if you read the first part and then check the end there is ussually a question like "What would you do if he had poked you in the eye" I look for those and try to answer. I've gotten in the habit of asking the question right away, then writing the body. Not always, but often. Just for people like you. LOL
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
21 Feb 09
Sorry mialei but not reading the discussion is a bit of a time waste. Not reading the discussion sort of defeats the whole reason we are a member here. The longer discussions are just as interesting as the short ones and most of them are really good discussions...interesting too. There is so much to learn and this is a good place to do it. I don't really understand what you mean by "It seems that the discussion is like a story and redundant." If you can't be bothered answering correctly, why bother answering at all? I'm just being curious, I don't wish to offend you.
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• United States
26 Feb 09
yep i have.. i once read something totally wrong and was rude (which usually im not but it was just because of the topic) and then found out that they hadnt done whatever it was totally wrong/against the rules.. i felt so bad!!
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
17 Mar 09
*hangs head in shame* I some how missed this when you first responded. I guess there's another topic in that.... I am sorry. That would have been so hard. I hate making that type of mistake.
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• United States
18 Mar 09
yeah i beat myself up over it but it was pointless since everyone else had long forgotten about it
@KrauseHome (33371)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Actually from time to time, I think all of us have been guilty of doing this. Or many times someone will often just read the first line or the Title and then reply from there never giving what the responder is actually looking for as well. Most of the time now I am known to read a couple of the responses back to a discussion usually to get a feel of what others are saying, and to make sure I am sounding like I am not repeating someone else here as well. Also I usually find myself reading more of the discussion as well just to make sure that this does not happen more to me again as well.
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
22 Feb 09
That is a good self check method. Thank you for taking the time to respond and so well besides. I do think that it is unwise to just read a title or a few lines. Who knows what direction an author will take the discussion?
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• United States
22 Feb 09
Somewhere I read or was taught something about do unto others... something like you would have done to you??? I see quality work here, and thank you both for your time and efforts put in on my discussions. It is all about time and money. And of course having fun... Peace and Blessings, Sincerely, Gary
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
21 Feb 09
I've done this a lot. I focus on one point as I'm reading and I start writing a response without putting the whole discussion in perspective. Then I read the other responses and I feel so embarrassed. Sometimes it's ok and just seems like my own take on the subject, which it is, but reading my response and comparing it to the other responses puts mine way out in left field...lol.
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
21 Feb 09
LOL... so glad it isn't just me who does this. I try to stay with it but I have medication I take and children and both send me sideways sometimes... And I don't always catch it when I'm off. I am trying since I'm using Mylot for both practice with my writing and for the kid's gifts. I think if I am too flaky you guys will run off and leave me. I like that I have a few who show up at several of my posts that I know. Would hate to scare you all off. Thanks for responding!
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
23 Feb 09
Geez - lucky you. At least you have a couple of good and legitimate excuses for being sideways in a response. Mate, anytime you write something I can relate to or respond to, I'll be there. Even if I pass sometimes, I'm never too far away.
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@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Hello TLChimes! It actually happened to me just this week. I read one of the discussion, and then start to type and hit the send button. Then mylot notified me that someone commented on the response I made and when I read the comment on my mail, the owner of the discussion said that, "that's not what I mean, what I mean is..." But honestly, I just misunderstood his discussion..hehee..glad that the owner is my friend..
@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I've done it twice in the month I've been here. The other time I wrote what I wante to say... to a different topic. I felt so bad and caught it in time to reply what I wanted to but still. I'm glad I'm not alone. I guess I shouldn't try to do so many things at once. Thanks!
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• United States
18 Feb 09
hehehe..I am glad that I am not alone too..and you're right, I guess we have to be very careful next time..
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@sunsham68 (1378)
• India
21 Feb 09
no that hasnt happened to me yet. i am sure ur friend will forgive u, unless it was a very delicate topic, if not she will forgive and forget, especially if she sees this post!
@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
21 Feb 09
She did, and I thanked her for giving me another discussion topic. That made her smile which is always a good thing. I hope you continue your great streak of no mistakes! Thanks for responding!
@stacyv81 (5906)
• United States
25 Feb 09
yes, it has happened. I am sre they'll forgive you as we have all done it before. I have done it too, you cant help but feel a little embarrassed, but it is perfectly fine, no one will look at you differently (no one that matters anyway!) We all make mistakes, no biggie! =)
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
25 Feb 09
The longer I'm here the better it's getting. I'm learning how to do things to help my brain do what it should, my fingers to hit the right keys (most of the time), and how to nod and walk away when a creep shows up. Thank you!
@stacyv81 (5906)
• United States
25 Feb 09
the last one is definitely hard..lol..but I am working on it =)
• United States
21 Feb 09
Is there a danger in writing too much or not knowing the whole story? I know how I am, and I think for the most part I can spot an honest whoops... I don't know where that came from as opposed to and deliberate mis-characterization. Most times an honest hey, I'm trying to help here is obvious and easy to spot. I love drawing in personal conflict and experiences it makes things seem more tangible as reality is always better than fiction. That is if we learn to find the keys. That reminds me, what are the keys we were taught about making mistakes? We make them right and move forward. Now where is that tickle button? I gotta be able to make you smile... I'm thinking (Anyone smelling smoke?) I'm still thinking? Okay I'm off and running...
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
21 Feb 09
There is always a danger but I try to avoid falling into it. I sometimes stumble over my own feet.... which is odd since one is often stuck in my mouth. Watch that smoke... over thinking can be as dangerous as over typing. You made me smile.... more then once....
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• United States
21 Feb 09
Cool :)
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
26 Aug 09
I probably have but no one has ever said anything to me about it so it's obviously not that huge of a deal. Sometimes I get distracted with things around me and don't pay enough attention to what I'm doing...oh well, at least they got a grin out of my off the wall answer. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]