Some People Need to Get a Grip

@dawnald (84198)
Shingle Springs, California
April 28, 2011 5:15pm CST
Ok, it's grumpy Dawn today... Some people take this online stuff way the heck too seriously. Don't get me wrong. Many of you are very real to me. My online friends have been there for me, gotten me through this divorce (well mostly through), let me bounce things off of them, made me laugh, etc. Thank you thank you thank you and But sometimes I just have to wonder about how seriously people get into some of this stuff. Screen printing everything said in chat and analyzing it over and over again. Getting pissed off because people don't follow some stupid protocol. Getting all your friends to come to your rescue when somebody's offended you. Telling people how they should behave or you'll delete them. Some people just need to get a grip, and go off and have a life when online stuff gets them upset. Unless somebody's actually attacking you, why take this stuff seriously? Deep sigh. OK, rant over.... Did any online nonsense annoy you today?
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@mysdianait (65056)
• Italy
28 Apr 11
I get a giggle out of most of what I see online and when I see those who are getting upset I often wonder if they really are bashing away at the keys when they are spurting out their gripes. How sad I have a lot going on offline which is best kept there until it gets better and I can inform about the positives therefore when I'm here it must be fun. I switch off if it is 'heavier' than usual so that I don't get dragged in. Thank goodness for PMs on the days that there is a lot of bashing
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
Yes it's always fun to laugh at it behind the scenes...
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• United States
28 Apr 11
I actually love all the drama, it's hilarious
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• United States
28 Apr 11
Hey MD, I am so loony tonight, I didn't see you here..How are you doing? I hope you'll be back full time again soon, or are you back now?
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@debrakcarey (19921)
• United States
29 Apr 11
Yea, I remember Yuwie. I did take it way to seriously back then. Had a stalker who went to one of my writing sites and threatened to mop the floor with my bloody carcuss. Remember him? Now, I just rant back at those who get way to bent over my opinions, and go on having my opinions. I am not one to let someone push me around, and I guess that makes some people mad as h3ll. I do try my best to be nice about pushing back though. I do wonder why people get so angry over a stranger's opinions. I am an opinionated person, but that's what posting discussions is about, opinions. What say you, dawn? Am I to opinionated for the public?
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@debrakcarey (19921)
• United States
29 Apr 11
Mine or his? (temper) Thank you. I respect that you respect...and so on.
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 11
His temper, not that you don't have one too.
• United States
28 Apr 11
Hey there, I can't say anything has irritated me today or lately online. See that way I see it is that I have loads of stuff off-line that are quite and far more irritating so when I go online I do so to entertain and have fun. Contrary to what anyone may think going online for me is a stress reliever. Primarily, like here on myLot. When I read about a hubby recently diagnosed with cancer, a member off to her first chemo without any clue if she will live long and or a mother who's child was just raped. All of this reminds me that although my offline life is shaky while I am here it reminds me of the blessings I truly have. Therefore nothing here or any online site will I enter and or allow to irritate me badly.
@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
I'm with you. And if something does piss me off, I"ll just go do something else for a while...
• United States
29 Apr 11
so far.. Expecting a change.
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@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
29 Apr 11
Hey dawny! I only come to this site. Not on FB, where I'm sure I would be constantly annoyed so I stay away! I enjoy my time here or I wouldn't bother. I have enough drama in my "everyday real life". I love my online friends, sometimes more than my "real life" friends, of which I have done quite alot of "housecleaning". I don't have time for bullsh!t! I believe in telling it like it is, take me as I am. And I am not interested in playing games in any part of my life~
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 11
I beat around the bush too much, and sometimes I'm too tolerant...
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
28 Apr 11
No online stuff today, Dawny. Just irritating people in real life. I think both of us need a really long holiday. Let's go to mauritius and kick back a bit.
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
Sounds good to me... Mai tai's on the terrace?
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
28 Apr 11
Mai tai - Must have
Most definately.
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
Hooray, beaches, mai tai's and NO men!
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
28 Apr 11
Not yet, but I don't think my sister is online today yet... But here, (where my sister is not..hehehe) if I see something that looks like it might get bad, I do try to say something so it doesn't get worse. If someone is on my post or directly says something to me I don't like, I either ignore them or fight back, depending on my mood and if I have good ammo...lol Other than that, I stay laid back, I need the laughs and light-hearted words to get me through my school..
@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
laughs are good, I'd much rather have laughs than all the kind of stuff I was ranting about here...
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• United States
28 Apr 11
Darn, can't think of anything right now...I was on a roll the last couple days, making friend laugh, but after my day today, my brain is scrambled.
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
yeah and there's some eggshell in your hair... :-P
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• United States
28 Apr 11
I am Still super sensitive but I don't have to ask for help to tell a person that they wronged me! what pi$$es me off is when someone thinks they can change my mind f they only send me one more quote . I tell them you can't change my mind!
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
You're wrong (goes looking for a quote)....
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• United States
29 Apr 11
Exactly!
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 11
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@ElicBxn (61147)
• United States
28 Apr 11
Honestly, if someone gets upset and say "how they should behave or you'll delete them" then good riddance! I've got other stuff going on, but won't go into it here
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
Used to be a Yuwie thing. Don't comment on my profile, comment on my comment blog, or I'll delete you. Don't send me a friend status unless you also send me a comment or I'll delete you. bla bla bla go ahead! lol
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• United States
28 Apr 11
Oh my, is yuwie even still around? I hated that place, it was Weird...
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
Last I heard it was. Haven't been back in months.
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@celticeagle (124338)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Apr 11
Ya, I am online alot and I dont even take stuff that seriously. To actually analyze and go over it again and again. No, not I! I do like a good discussion but I am not one to delete someone because they don't follow my guidelines. Although if I find members I have accepted on my friend's list are scammers I am pretty quick to say bye bye. What ever happened to people having a mind of their own and letting them use it? Telling others how they should behave is alittle immature. I direct them to FAQs or the guidelines. Gheesh!
@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
There was so much of that over on Yuwie for a while there. It's a wonder everybody didn't pissed off at everybody constantly...
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@celticeagle (124338)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Apr 11
I used to be on Yuwie several years ago. Left because it was boring. Now I am just bored on other sites. lol
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
I left because all my good friends left.
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@GardenGerty (124421)
• United States
28 Apr 11
No, I can't say that it did. It does not usually. In fact online usually brings good stuff my way, or at least lets me escape the bad stuff. I would not even know how to take a screen shot of stuff said in chat. I have family who over analyze stuff and so I do not look for that in my online life.
@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
People who over analyze stuff just drive me nuts. If you want to know what my motives are, just ask me. lol
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@GardenGerty (124421)
• United States
28 Apr 11
Dawn, I often think we look alike and looking at this response it looks like we think alike as well. I can no more be sneaky and resort to subterfuge than I can fly.
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
I don't do that, but I do clam up....
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@babyangie27 (5177)
• United States
29 Apr 11
Dawn have you been visiting Yuwie again? You know that is dangerous for you.
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• United States
29 Apr 11
Yuwie still exists??? I have not been there is a very long time.
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 11
I haven't been back to Yuwie in months....
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• United States
29 Apr 11
Lol oh sorry Dawn I know that site was filled with many people just like this.
@keshia2007r (2884)
• United States
28 Apr 11
Actually yes. Some online nonsense did annoy me today. It was actually through mylot. I made a discussion based of this annoyance. I basically awake to an email reading nonsense and name calling. I got over it quickly, because it didn't hurt me any. But that was pretty much the start of my day. Luck me! lol
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
At least you got it out of your system, and aren't obsessing about it!
• United States
28 Apr 11
this is true!
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@SViswan (12065)
• India
29 Apr 11
Not today...this is one of my first responses today...heheh. Yes, I do have a few good friends online but I know the limitations too. I can't just pick up the phone and call them up anytime. But they do help me out...with suggestions...being there with a shoulder to cry on when I needed it...etc. And I don't expect more. I've always believed that it's easier to let go of things in the virtual world and move away...unlike in the real world ...when things happen to your face and you can't help but react. The examples you've mentioned are really petty...and if anyone threatened me to behave or else they would delete me, I'd just say 'Go ahead'....doesn't affect me one bit.
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 11
yeah, they are petty...
@webearn99 (1743)
• India
29 Apr 11
No, nothing online or offline can annoy me. That is the advantage of being dumb! Love your new avtar, at least you stopped looking heavenwards! Good luck with the new phase of your life!
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 11
I liked the old one better, but I look more like this one. :D
@neenie (344)
• United States
28 Apr 11
No, I try to not let things like that annoy me. I totally get where you are coming from though. It always makes me laugh when people get angry and argue over the internet, especially when they don't know each other. I just don't understand why people let petty things like that get to them. As for me, I have too much to worry about in my own life!
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
I don't understand either. Except when I let petty things get to me. lol
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
30 Apr 11
Hey, Dawn...I still get annoyed occasionally when I see some of the political and/or religious stuff that's being argued/debated. I've had to just ignore the ignorance and not even add a response. These political/religious ranters get so incensed when they find people who don't agree with them. A few weeks ago I did reply to someone who was going to delete friends if they didn't post a photo of themselves so she could see what everyone looked like. Now wasn't that petty? I would say, "Delete away."
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 May 11
Oh good grief. Well I'm going to delete everybody whose favorite color isn't purple. So there!
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
3 May 11
Hmmmmm.....why not purple w/red? I just saw a guy who had on a deep lavender shirt with a red tie. Is that considered style these days?
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
3 May 11
I often wear a red tie with a blue shirt. I always thought that the two colours go together. Am I wrong? My sartorial confidence is crashing through the floor now!!
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@blue65packer (11834)
• United States
1 May 11
What has driven me crazy over the past few days on line in the NFL DARFT! That is all some of my guy friends have been talking about on Facebook! It drives me crazy! Some guys need a reality check this time of the year! It is only 3 days a year,thank goodness and life goes on if the draft doesn't go the way you hoped it would! I am a football fan but I not an insane one!
@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 May 11
What with the news about Obama, I'm guessing that there's a lot less talk about the NFL right now.
@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 May 11
er Osama...
@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
7 May 11
bit of a Freudian slip there Dawny...
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@katsmeow1213 (28897)
• United States
29 Apr 11
It's been awhile since anything has annoyed me.. online wise of course. Yeah, some people do take it too seriously, because they have nothing else going on in their lives. Some people crave the drama and attention.. I don't understand why. Perhaps if they picked up a new hobby they'd be less aggravating and aggravated! I can't imagine that's good for their health to get so wound up over something so silly.
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 11
Hm, there's a couple of people I think I will send a Monopoly game to. lol
• United States
30 Apr 11
I was thinking a beginner's knitting set or something.. but monopoly might work too!
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 11
actually knitting would keep their hands off the keyboard1
@Janey1966 (24168)
• Carlisle, England
28 Apr 11
Have you upset anybody? I can't imagine you doing this as you're the most genuine person on here, in my opinion. I don't think I've upset anybody today and no-one has upset me. There was one person whom I upset then she upset me but we stay out of each other's way now..so it's cool. Love the new avatar!
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 11
No, but I am annoyed at a few people...
@Janey1966 (24168)
• Carlisle, England
29 Apr 11
For you to be annoyed it must be bad. You have my support anyway.
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 11
it does take a bit...
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
30 Apr 11
nope I got off early but really no many annoy me on here
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@dawnald (84198)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 May 11
Mostly I stay away from politics and religion, so I miss a lot of the fireworks.
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
3 May 11
I just got sort of political the last 3 years but then I to seeem to miss some fore workslolololololol
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