I suppose we all want attention; all of us want to be loved. Laura's obsession for wanting to be liked by all is a bit hard to fathom though. She's petite and pretty, she can be pleasant if one doesn't read between the lines, and she's already one of the most popular AUEers. She wants more, it seems; she tries harder than is necessary. Her have-sympathy-for-me-because-I'm-an-oppressed-Jew attitude doesn't come across at first glance, but since I know her well and because we were, at one time, good friends, until I pointed out to her I recognized her ploy, I easily see it. Again and again.

Charles Riggs
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I suppose we all want attention; all of us want to be loved.

But this isn't the way to go about it, Charles.

I am careful and logical and I look things up I don't understand! When I hear people use the wrong words I get edgy! I am good with cheese. I read books fast. I /think/! And I always have a piece of string. That's the kind of person I am! (Pratchett, Wee Free Men)
I suppose we all want attention; all of us want to be loved.

But this isn't the way to go about it, Charles.

I was pointing out some of the reasons for her ingratiating behaviour, trying to make some sense out of them, not demonstrate how to win friends and make enemies; social animals know how to do that quite well already.
If that message didn't come across, I don't much care, this being essentially a group of misfits anyway, not referring to you, Linz. So there are some exceptions, sure, but with only that handful in the group, not trying to pin the number down, it is somewhat difficult to justify hanging around here, being forced to wade through all the malarkey to find their posts. Damned if I know why I do it.

Padraig, who is another well-adjusted individual, probably had it right when he left us. No, anticipating the odd wisecrack, I'm not yet ready to follow his lead.

Charles Riggs
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Her have-sympathy-for-me-because-I'm-an-oppressed-Jew attitude doesn't come across at first glance, but since I know her well and because we were, at one time, good friends, until I pointed out to her I recognized her ploy, I easily see it. Again and again.

Hello to you Mr Ruff & Tuff!
I don't see a full moon out tonight, are you in one of your bipolar extremities?
It turns out that I'm a Jew too, in fact we all are when confronted with the flatulence you have just posted. And feeling a bit like your post is flat bang out of line.
Proud to be Jew! Do you have a problem with that Big Boy??
Vass:
It turns out that I'm a Jew too, in fact we all are when confronted with the flatulence you have ... post is flat bang out of line. Proud to be Jew! Do you have a problem with that Big Boy??

No, he doesn't! He has a very valid point about how minorities think everyone should feel sorry for them because of their minority status. Spira, as I recall, once told someone off because he wasn't Jewish and used "Oy!"! Now that's Oyable, if you asksksks me!
Her have-sympathy-for-me-because-I'm-an-oppressed-Jew attitude doesn't come across at first glance, but ... recognized her ploy, I easily see it. Again and again.

Hello to you Mr Ruff & Tuff!

Hiya, Gary.
I don't see a full moon out tonight, are you in one of your bipolar extremities?

Was. I'm coming out of it. They're unrelated to full moons, thank goodness: twelve a year would be a bit much. One big one every few years has been par for the course, in my case. Don't worry, my old 'friend', they've hurt me considerably more than they've hurt anyone else.
It turns out that I'm a Jew too, in fact we all are when confronted with the flatulence you have just posted. And feeling a bit like your post is flat bang out of line.

I seem to have hit a sore spot with you. Sorry.
Proud to be Jew! Do you have a problem with that Big Boy??[/nq]Not in the least. What some Jews seem not to realise is that when film and TV documentary producers, and many others, restate, over and over, the difficulties your ancestors have had, you hurt your cause. The Jews are not the only group of people in the world who have seen a good deal of suffering, but it is their suffering we hear the most about. I'd like to see more fairness, some equal air time. More air time and book space could be allotted to what the Eastern European and the Russians have had to put up with, the Muslims, the early Christians, the poor, the diseased, the imprisoned, and dozens of other groups of people who have had some hard times through the years.

Who do we hear and read about endlessly, to ensure sufficient guilt is pouring out of our souls? The Jews, the American Indian, and the American Negro, the slaves most especially.
Perhaps you'll disagree. Perhaps you see yourself as one of the 'Chosen People', thus deserving of special treatment. If so I'll have to say I don't go in for racism in any form by any group. We're all much the same, and we deserve the same degree of recognition and consideration.

Charles Riggs
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There's a lot of it about, Charles.
Respect, Cat
time and book space could be allotted to what the Eastern European and the Russians have had to put up with, the Muslims, the early Christians, the poor, the diseased, the imprisoned, and dozens of

Well put! In 1943, my great-grandparents-in-law were reduced to eating paper and cardboard to survive because there was no food, and it means absolutely no food. And despite that, my wife can't enter the USA even to attend my father's funeral - which annoys the f*&k out of me. Would it be better if we were Jews? Of course it would!
But on the other hand, it can be argued that lots of Americans, Canadians etc have received some form of good will from being on the right side of WW2 even though they personally had nothing to do with it. So it's not really Laura's fault.
Vass:
Well put! In 1943, my great-grandparents-in-law were reduced to eating paper and cardboard to survive

Your great-grandparents were alive in '43? HOW YOUNG are you, Vass? You definitely keep saying things that suggest that you are around my age. Two or three of MY great-grandparents were dead by '43, and the rest were dead by the 60's or 70's.
And despite that, my wife can't enter the USA even to attend my father's funeral - which annoys the f*&k out of me. Would it be better if we were Jews? Of course it would!

But...you just said you ARE Jewish? Is your wife an Arab?
But on the other hand, it can be argued that lots of Americans, Canadians etc have received some form of good will from being on the right side of WW2 even though they personally had nothing to do with it.

So? Tough luck? We won the war. I don't see the Germans and Italians and Japanese doing so horribly since losing. I don't get why you're implying that Jews WEREN'T on the winning side of WW2...
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