Subject: Re: newbie question From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 04:29:54 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Paul D. Lathrop | For reference I would like to say that that line was misread. The | connotation I intended (and obviously failed to project) was: I, unlike the | other people you have been dealing with, who piss you off in exactly the way | I have done, can admit when I am wrong and learn from that mistake. Well, that is in fact a fairly likely interpretation which I overlooked due to my frustration with being blamed for wrong-doing no matter what I do -- I get a lot more pissed off by people who attack me for things I have not done than for what I have done, which is can at least see coming. Thanks for clarifying and making your apologies come out honest. Your apologies are, of course, accepted. Now, I only wish I knew how to discourage those who attack me preventively because they think I am going to attack them, anyway: defending themselves before anyone attacks them, they can still scream that it is all my fault. That _really_ bugs me. If you have any ideas, I'm all ears. -- Guide to non-spammers: If you want to send me a business proposal, please be specific and do not put "business proposal" in the Subject header. If it is urgent, do not use the word "urgent". If you need an immediate answer, give me a reason, do not shout "for your immediate attention". Thank you.