I remember your saying that,
tho we conversed on the fone b4 we went to dinner
the first time. On the fone, u remarked that I spoke
the same as I wrote in the forum.
Yes - in the way you construct your sentences and use vocabulary- definitely.
I think I thought you would talk louder and more emphatically
because my experience of conservatives (my father - I think I told you this too)
is that when they get excited and start trying to get their point across -
they start talking REALLY LOUD and banging their hands
on the table and stuff like that. I always have to say to my dad-
'Dad, why are you yelling- I can hear what you're saying -
you don't have to yell!' And he'll say, 'Me- I'm not yelling' - he's so
excited and committed to his thought he doesn't even realize he's yelling.
Maybe he felt safe n secure in his own house,
that it did not occur to him that objections woud arise ?
Its more a matter of psychology than ideology.
When I was a practicing trial attorney, I raised or lowered my
voice as an attention-getting device, for emfasis. I was not rude enuf
to disturb the other patrons of the restaurant. Additionally,
I was not endeavoring to convince u of anything.
I have not found conservatives to be characterized by those behaviors.
I kind of expected that might happen if we started talking about politics or something.
(Using line breaks David-style ?)
In my childhood, my rhetoric was less governed by wisdom,
with the result of my imposing some of my interests upon others.
In my adulthood, I knew enuf to choose my audience with care,
such as not to bore
it with unwelcome considerations at dinner.
Not to point fingers or be accusatory, but your persona on the forum
did lead me to believe that our discussions in real life would be
either about guns or politics- those leftist Kennedy's and
lazy liberals [I wish the liberals were a lot lazier.] - which would
have been fine with me - very stimulating- but mostly we talked about movies and food and our lives.
Its a gentleman 's responsibility to see to it
that a lady has a pleasant evening. I did not have the sense that
u wished to discuss guns. I have had it happen that a libertarian girl
desired to defensively arm herself and inquired into the pertinent legalities
and practicalities (e.g., a revolver v. an automatic), but I sensed
that u did not wish to go in that direction of inquiry.
We should get together when I'm home at Christmas -
I'd like to go to that restaurant that overlooks the river you told me about.
I really do think that an interesting thread subject would be
the role of rebelliousness as a personality trait in the struggle
for freedom- as an individual or nation. Maybe we could discuss that.
Yes; The Water Club?
It has good seafood n "Mashed Potatos O'Keefe"; pretty good. Decent desserts.
Its decor is the East River and its aquatic traffic, best seen at nite.
It only accepts reservations a few days b4 the event.
Call me when u get to America.
I believed that my use of different sizes
of font and coloration woud assist in making my posts
more easily understandable, but I got too many complaints,
with some people telling me that I was giving them headaches
and someone implied that I was contributing to his going blind,
so I have reduced my use of those devices.
That's what I mean - just a kind, thoughtful person you are.
U r too kind.