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Title: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 13, 2021, 11:03:06 PM
There are bits of us that our inner self knows exist, but bristle when it is pointed out by others or at the very least, move us to deflect attention away from the perceived attack and swing momentum towards our assailant.
If you were going to point out something that you know exists that you accept as an endearing quality in you, but as character flaw when you witness it in someone else....
What would it be ?
I have some that I know are there, but I think I can usually keep masked.
I could go first, but unlike me Iíll try as long as I can not to talk about myself...(thereís one..)
But hereís a starter.
Anyone here as a thought experiment, is being offered the chance to point out a flaw that they can see in me, based on the level that they know me and I will not offer any rebuttal, even if I think my argument is sound...
I do not have ANY hidden agenda..(I respect Ncdan too much...)
Tell me yours or point out mine, I will not reciprocate
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: AJ Huff on June 13, 2021, 11:12:29 PM
I can joke about my weight. No one else can. Not do I tolerate criticism from others about my weight.

-AJ
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 14, 2021, 01:20:51 AM
Good start.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: reidy on June 14, 2021, 02:19:38 AM
U r ​two judgemental about speling and grammer?

My biggest fault is I have a perception about how other feel about my actions or that they are judging me. I try not to offend others but have found it is always possible to offend someone. I have typed this out about half a dozen times as I would not normally respond, so people won't judge me. But I decided to take it a sign and state it publicly.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 14, 2021, 02:42:53 AM
U r ​two judgemental about speling and grammer?
Fare point....
PM me your phone # again Reidy......
Or call me on 0437070946
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Rough Edge racing on June 14, 2021, 06:56:05 AM
 I  think this tread is dumb... :wink:
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 14, 2021, 07:25:12 AM
I  think this tread is dumb... :wink:
Yes, but what do you think about the thread ?
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: SIR REAL ED on June 14, 2021, 08:05:38 AM
I don't like it when others point out my spotty memory, or lack of attention and focus.  Luckily they, and whatever the hell they were talking about are soon forgotten.

I'll reply to this thread later when I have time.....
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: kingoffleece on June 14, 2021, 08:18:31 AM
Foxy Cleopatra: "Austin, tell me something I don't know?"
Powers: "I once kissed kissed a horse on the mouth, you don't know that."


it's all I got this morning............ ............
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Jackr on June 14, 2021, 08:23:25 AM
Drink too much, laugh too loud, curse inappropriately, resent good advice, don't wear underwear, don't respect my elders, ride a Moto Guzzi
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 14, 2021, 08:24:59 AM
I  think this tread is dumb... :wink:
Is that what attracted you to it Rough ?
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: cliffrod on June 14, 2021, 08:26:23 AM
So many choices.....  The easy answer is ask my ex-wives.  Pretty sure they could quickly cover all of my flaws and shortcomings..


Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 14, 2021, 08:26:44 AM
Drink too much, laugh too loud, curse inappropriately, resent good advice, don't wear underwear, don't respect my elders, ride a Moto Guzzi
Mate, I asked you to point out your BAD qualities...!
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 14, 2021, 08:27:39 AM
So many choices.....  The easy answer is ask my ex-wives.  Pretty sure they could quickly cover all of my flaws and shortcomings..
If they left you, at least they were good judges of character..
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: dirtiegirtie on June 14, 2021, 08:52:12 AM
"If you were going to point out something that you know exists that you accept as an endearing quality in you, but as character flaw when you witness it in someone else.... What would it be?"

When someone tells me about a situation they are experiencing, I automatically try to "solve the problem". It's my default approach to listening; try to solve the problem as it is presented. I think it's an endearing quality, but I've been told that it's annoying... sometimes the speaker wants you to acknowledge how the situation is making them feel, not try to solve the problem for them.

Also, my farts are funny no matter the situation. Other people's flatulence is gross.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 14, 2021, 08:55:04 AM
When someone tells me about a situation they are experiencing, I automatically try to "solve the problem". It's my default approach to listening; try to solve the problem as it is presented. I think it's an endearing quality, but I've been told that it's annoying... sometimes the speaker wants you to acknowledge how the situation is making them feel, not try to solve the problem for them.
Jeeez.
Are you sure weíre not related ?
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Rough Edge racing on June 14, 2021, 09:44:02 AM
Is that what attracted you to it Rough ?
Yes, I can be sarcastic and acerbic and this tread just demands it..That's why I like Australians.. :grin:
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: F-Fred on June 14, 2021, 10:24:09 AM
I am a member of this forum.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: BRG-BIRD on June 14, 2021, 11:45:05 AM
I can be very direct (but polite) and speak truth which annoys and irritates some
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Caffeineo on June 14, 2021, 11:47:40 AM
I do not read or follow directions well.

Hey Huzo if you had to choose between the V85 and Norge which one would you keep and why?  :evil:
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 14, 2021, 12:29:47 PM
If the barn was on fire and I only had time to push one out, itíd be the Norge.
Certainly in my case, the history has a lot to do with it, but to me my Norge just seems special and not possible to replicate.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: SmithSwede on June 14, 2021, 12:47:06 PM
Iím so darn handsome that I make guys resent me and women are always distracted.   
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Guzzi Gal on June 14, 2021, 01:13:05 PM
My biggest fault is I have a perception about how others feel about my actions or that they are judging me. I try not to offend others but have found it is always possible to offend someone. I have typed this out about half a dozen times as I would not normally respond, so people won't judge me. But I decided to take it as a sign and state it publicly.

^This^ and I procrastinate, partly because of ^this^.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: John Croucher on June 14, 2021, 01:23:22 PM
I can be very direct (but polite) and speak truth which annoys and irritates some

Same here.  I call it as I see/hear it. 

And I change my mind/plans as situations change, confusing others.

People do like to see me come and go. They do seek me out for for help and advise.  I do have have self actualization and comfortable with who I am.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: acguzzi on June 14, 2021, 01:26:47 PM
stubborn, but I like to think of it as determined  :grin:
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: cliffrod on June 14, 2021, 02:44:52 PM
If they left you, at least they were good judges of character..

Yeah, that has been mentioned...more than once. 

Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Ncdan on June 14, 2021, 02:58:08 PM
My wife says Iím OCDÖ.. and I probably have to agree 🤔
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Moparnut72 on June 14, 2021, 03:15:25 PM
Iím so darn handsome that I make guys resent me and women are always distracted.
Then who's mug is that in your avatar?    :evil:

In my case my jokes are funny but I have been told only to me.
kk
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: bad Chad on June 14, 2021, 04:00:59 PM
This will be a popular thread Huzo for sure, people everywhere Love to talk about themselves.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: geoff in almonte on June 14, 2021, 04:07:56 PM
I'm old, fat and ugly.

And my mother dresses me funny.

And I have this annoying tic in my right eye.....

Other than that, I'm fine.

G
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: wymple on June 14, 2021, 04:08:31 PM
I talk too much
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: mhershon on June 14, 2021, 04:20:06 PM
I often find myself thinking about myself when I should be thinking about others. But not always. I can't help wondering what happened to our recently replaced moderator and if he's doing okay. It's been five weeks since the WG National Rally in Cedar Vale so it feels like I was just shaking his hand 'n' saying so-long. What's going on? Where's our friend? Aren't we owed an explanation?
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 14, 2021, 05:04:24 PM
I often find myself thinking about myself when I should be thinking about others. But not always. I can't help wondering what happened to our recently replaced moderator and if he's doing okay. It's been five weeks since the WG National Rally in Cedar Vale so it feels like I was just shaking his hand 'n' saying so-long. What's going on? Where's our friend? Aren't we owed an explanation?
He has asked not to be discussed and after everything heís done for us, we are owed nothing.
However he is owed the respect of having his request honoured.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 14, 2021, 05:09:43 PM
I find myself purposely starting, or fostering conversation/s regarding topics on which I am unusually well versed.
(I do have a particular standout favourite...)
I then have been guilty of drawing someone in that I donít like if they offer comment on that topic and pretend to agree with them to bolster their confidence, just for the satisfaction of shooting them down in front of their supporters when they put their foot in their mouth.
Itís my way of dealing with bullies...(but not a nice trait..).
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: adaven on June 14, 2021, 05:22:34 PM
kev m says I'm arrogant, but he's mistaken. I have a tendency to not express myself clearly.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: cliffrod on June 14, 2021, 05:28:09 PM
He has asked not to be discussed and after everything heís done for us, we are owed nothing.
However he is owed the respect of having his request honoured.

This ^^^ will prove to be the most honorable post of the entire thread.  Thanks, man.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: PhilB on June 14, 2021, 07:04:42 PM
I can be arrogant as all hell.  I don't even find it endearing in myself, sometimes.  But, especially as I get older, I find I have less and less patience with idiots.  Children, all day long.  Cranky unpleasant people, sure, for a long long time, if they aren't idiots.  Some of my best friends are cranky unpleasant people.  But idiots, reality-deniers, those with no regard for others -- no thank you.  And this past year has not helped me in this aspect of my character one tiny little bit, but rather amplified and sharpened it.

PhilB
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: sdcr on June 14, 2021, 07:35:12 PM
Someone once told me, I make a very good friend, and a terrible enemy. Not sure if I believe it.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: bad Chad on June 14, 2021, 08:08:51 PM
I find this thread to be completely self serving.

I find the notion that Dusty can not be spoken of, apparently because he asked, to be strange.

My opinion is just that, nothing more, but that is how I feel about it.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Ncdan on June 14, 2021, 08:31:58 PM
Gentlemen, read what Huzoís thread is related to.
Thanks and carry on.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: John Croucher on June 15, 2021, 03:21:27 AM
I can be arrogant as all hell.  I don't even find it endearing in myself, sometimes.  But, especially as I get older, I find I have less and less patience with idiots.  Children, all day long.  Cranky unpleasant people, sure, for a long long time, if they aren't idiots.  Some of my best friends are cranky unpleasant people.  But idiots, reality-deniers, those with no regard for others -- no thank you.  And this past year has not helped me in this aspect of my character one tiny little bit, but rather amplified and sharpened it.

PhilB


I found that hanging with idiots(stupid) makes me look smarter.

I have been put in f.b. jail 3 times this year for calling people "stupid".  Maybe I should us "idiot" instead?
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: jbell on June 15, 2021, 05:32:28 PM
Endearing to me..........I'm a smartass.  Not so endearing to others although I do enjoy that quality in others.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: PhilB on June 15, 2021, 06:40:16 PM
I found that hanging with idiots(stupid) makes me look smarter.

I have been put in f.b. jail 3 times this year for calling people "stupid".  Maybe I should us "idiot" instead?
Sure, that can be an effect.  But hanging with idiots is far too annoying to make it worthwhile.  And (here's the arrogance again) I'm smart enough, and confident enough in that, that I do not feel any need to arrange a contrast.

I got FB jailed a few times for using the word "f&$%wit" on some deserving individuals.  "Lackwit" so far has apparently been deemed acceptable.  ;)

PhilB
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Scout63 on June 15, 2021, 09:10:19 PM
1. Instead of really listening to someone I find myself just thinking of what Iím going to say.

2. Iím so much less nice than I used to be, usually when Iím hungry.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Bulldog9 on June 16, 2021, 05:54:01 AM
I'm generally patient and kind untill I'm not, and am often ashamed of myself when I'm not.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: SIR REAL ED on June 16, 2021, 07:15:39 AM
I probably should be more social (sociable?) but find solitude, or the companionship of a few, and the company of animals to be very enjoyable and satisfying.  My wife is similar and we often note that we need to force ourselves to socialize otherwise we would become hermits.  Then after a social outing we often say "OK!  I've had enough of people for a few days."

I often wish I could spend money more freely and become more of a collector (like lots of WGers, I really admire your bikes and garages).  But being raised poor, the phrase "Better yet, learn to do without!" became part of my being.  Also if an object is not being used frequently, I think it should be in the hands of those who will use it more often.  The plus side is I get to experiment more and recycle more.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Ncdan on June 16, 2021, 07:18:04 AM
I'm generally patient and kind untill I'm not, and am often ashamed of myself when I'm not.
BD9, the last part of your statement is a good indication that you are a good person with integrity👍
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 16, 2021, 08:38:09 AM
I got FB jailed a few times for using the word "fuckwit" on some deserving individuals.
Itís taken about a week before someone would test Dan out to see if he would kick their butt.
Just like an anti masking Karen, or a sovereign citizen.
Donít tempt the guy then cry if he kicks your ass.
You wouldnít have done it with his predecessor...(more than once..).
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 16, 2021, 08:39:41 AM
1. Instead of really listening to someone I find myself just thinking of what Iím going to say.
Thatís a bad trait of mine too.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Guzzi Gal on June 16, 2021, 01:45:30 PM
Thatís a bad trait of mine too.

To some extent, I think we all do this.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: GeorgiaGuzzi on June 16, 2021, 06:37:41 PM
I have a foul mouth. I try to keep it under control, but am unsuccessful too often. It is a tell for me. As my anger increase my language becomes more gutter.

I prejudge others harshly. Something I dislike in others as well as myself. Case in point. I have an automatic dislike for Harley riders. I like individual Harley riders, just not the group. Yes I know how hypocritical that is.

I am very guilty of ďdoubling downĒ my opposition to others when I hear someone spouting off societal views I disagree with. To the point I will take an opposing view against someone I disagree with even when I may be more like them than not.

Iím very confrontational. More so in real life than online. I abhor a keyboard warrior. If Iím going to posit my views online, by George Iím shove them down someoneís throat in real life. Itís led to confrontations and fights. Again, itís something Iím working on. Hopefully none of yíall see that side of me. Iím not proud of it. There are far more enlightened ways of making my point. I just have to keep the red mist at bay.

I sometimes worry Iím a sociopath.

Those are just a few of a long list. I just try to have a longer list of positives than the negatives.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: PhilB on June 16, 2021, 07:25:51 PM
Itís taken about a week before someone would test Dan out to see if he would kick their butt.
Just like an anti masking Karen, or a sovereign citizen.
Donít tempt the guy then cry if he kicks your ass.
You wouldnít have done it with his predecessor...(more than once..).
I wasn't trying to test anyone.  I wasn't calling names or being insulting, or otherwise causing harm.  I knew, of course that calling someone that here was not acceptable.  I did not know that just using the word at all was forbidden.  Dan mentioned it, I apologized and have edited it, and promised not to do it again.  Assuming mal-intent is also impolite.

PhilB
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: reidy on June 16, 2021, 07:29:47 PM
I was not real sure what the outcome of this thread would be. As I said I took a chance and played along early, not knowing where it would end up. For me this has been a good read.

Personally I think it shows our "human" side. For all of my working career I have worked in either the Air Force or Defence industry with mostly ex-military people. Particularly in the early days, read 1980's, you quickly learnt to not show your feelings or weaknesses and do not talk about any negative aspect of yourself. Anything you did say would be noted and used against you.       

As a side note the Australian Department of Veteran Affairs is having a Royal Commission into Defence and Veterans suicide. They have found the suicide rate is lower than the community average for serving members but higher for members that have left the Defence forces. One school of thought is that those who have left are so used to not admitting any faults that once they loose their sense of belonging they will not speak up. Asking for helps must mean that you are not capable and therefore weak.   

So what this thread has shown me and hopefully others, is even though we are a group of motorcycle riders who have a reputation of looking danger in the eye every day we ride in traffic, taking on the elements and generally a resilient bunch of Ladies and Gentlemen. We are human and humans have both positive and negative traits. The respect for the posters so far has shown it is ok to drop the guard from time to time. It is also ok to be ourselves and if we are willing to share a trait we are not happy about we are probably willing to work on changing it a bit. We also may accept that others can be a bit over the top at times, and as long as they can make amends if they overstep the mark we can move on and keep this one big happy campfire.

Steve

     

Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 16, 2021, 11:10:53 PM
 :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Ncdan on June 16, 2021, 11:58:07 PM
I wasn't trying to test anyone.  I wasn't calling names or being insulting, or otherwise causing harm.  I knew, of course that calling someone that here was not acceptable.  I did not know that just using the word at all was forbidden.  Dan mentioned it, I apologized and have edited it, and promised not to do it again.  Assuming mal-intent is also impolite.

PhilB
Phil, in my book you are a gentleman and a scholar and Iím proud to have you as a fellow member of this family, Sir.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Ncdan on June 17, 2021, 12:02:56 AM
I feel that Huzoís thread has given us an opportunity to be honest about our short comings as human beings. I definitely have to face mine every day as they challenge my ability to try to always do the right thing.

Yes this is a motorcycle forum, however itís members are human.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 17, 2021, 01:18:22 AM
I feel that Huzoís thread has given us an opportunity to be honest about our short comings as human beings. I definitely have to face mine every day as they challenge my ability to try to always do the right thing.

Yes this is a motorcycle forum, however itís members are human.
Thatís right..
Prior to this thread, I could have done a reasonable job of saying ďwhatĒ most people here are.
I wanted to know ďwhoĒ you are and to pose the question..
Do YOU know who you are..?
(Seems many do..)
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: omega1 on June 17, 2021, 01:55:07 AM
I am surrounded by idiots.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 17, 2021, 02:10:07 AM
I am surrounded by idiots.
When in the middle of a circle of idiots, does one feel correspondingly superior due to the contrast, or do you become judged by the company you keep..?
Or do they naturally just flock to you like moths Ďround a flame...? :popcorn: :popcorn:
So it begs the question..
Why would a person choose the company of idiots ?
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: bottler on June 17, 2021, 04:53:26 AM
Perhaps they enjoy the company of intellectuals
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: SIR REAL ED on June 17, 2021, 05:53:33 AM
I am enjoying this thread. 

It reminds of the old saying "Be kind to the young, the old, the weak, and the wrong.  Because at some point in life, you're gonna be all of them."

I think being kind to others starts with self-awareness.  IE: If you are aware of your own flaws, you cut other people more slack.  "Wow! I started to get mad, then I realize that person is just as f**ked up as I am!  Hmmmm.... displacing anger at myself towards them perhaps......."

One of the favorite flaws I actually enjoy in myself and others is..... We all understand that "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."  Yet tell that same person that "No one gets offended (internet anyone?) unless they choose to get offended!" and the huge blindspot that most of us have rears it's ugly head.

Interesting to contemplate, and a great source of relief when applied to oneself.  Attempting to help others achieve similar equanimity is often viewed as nastiness.

"The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: SIR REAL ED on June 17, 2021, 06:02:39 AM
I have a foul mouth. I try to keep it under control, but am unsuccessful too often. It is a tell for me. As my anger increase my language becomes more gutter.


I never see a foul mouth as a flaw in others.  Probably due to four letter words being used at the same dinner table I sat at as a child.

Spoken in anger they are often not appreciated.  But not spoken in anger they are merely an indication of the culture in which one has spent time.  Construction workers vs. Office workers for example.

One of my childhood heroes "Old Bill" had a very colorful vocabulary.  Once in a while a churchgoer would comment on how his language was not appreciated and make reference to him not getting in to Heaven when he died.

His response was great "Why the Hell would I want to go to Heaven?  I won't know anyone!!!"

Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: jcctx on June 17, 2021, 10:28:02 AM
 I am Ugly and old; most likely, more ugly than old!!
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Zenermaniac on June 17, 2021, 01:12:45 PM
People are often shocked to learn Iím not a very good electrician.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: GeorgiaGuzzi on June 17, 2021, 07:17:57 PM
People are often shocked to learn Iím not a very good electrician.

And you ride a GUZZI?!
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: TimmyTheHog on June 17, 2021, 07:31:36 PM
I am too OCD & detail oriented...must have all data.

another word would be anal retentive....

NOT always a good trade
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 17, 2021, 08:31:08 PM
I bristle when I am told Iím wrong by someone who cannot show me why Iím wrong.
Then when I detail why I hold my opinion to be true, the response is..
ďOh, now youíre just trying to confuse me with science, stick to the basics..Ē


A lot of people when struggling in an argument, will resort to mis applied terminology or ill conceived analogies to bolster a failing point of view.
I cannot just walk away from it and pretend to agree with them..
Strong people can...
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Ncdan on June 18, 2021, 08:27:07 AM
Gentleman, again.
Dusty has requested not to be spoken of on the WG forum. His request WILL be honored.
Please gentleman, I do not want to have to address this again. Thanks and carry on.

Dan

Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: SIR REAL ED on June 18, 2021, 08:39:47 AM
I bristle when I am told Iím wrong by someone who cannot show me why Iím wrong.
Then when I detail why I hold my opinion to be true, the response is..
ďOh, now youíre just trying to confuse me with science, stick to the basics..Ē


Ok A lot of people when struggling in an argument, will resort to mis applied terminology or ill conceived analogies to bolster a failing point of view.
I cannot just walk away from it and pretend to agree with them..
Strong people can...

Don't be so hard on yourself Huzo.  Arguing with strong people is boring and never lasts long enough.  Denying others a preferred form of recreation shouldn't be considered a virtue.

I recently watched a video on tire wear on skid steer loaders that was over 5 minutes of misused terminology, wrong assertions and conclusions.  The guy was actually making a valid point, but had no idea how to express it accurately.  I thought "Wow!  With proper use of language, that was a 25 second presentation at most!"

My next thought was "That guy makes a lot more money as a salesperson that I would.  That's why I would starve to death as a salesperson."  My wife notes the same ability on The Shopping Network.  "Those people can talk about anything all day long!"
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: slowmover on June 18, 2021, 09:37:44 AM
Iím actually a very hardworking person. Almost everything becomes harder when Iím the one working on it.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: X Goose on June 18, 2021, 06:37:15 PM
I don't know much about dancing
That's why I got this song
One of my legs is shorter than the other and both my feet's too long
'Cause now right along with 'em
I got no natural rhythm
But I go dancing every night
Hoping one day I might get it right

I have a degree in exercise recreation and dance...and I can't dance
I'm also from Texas and can't ride a horse
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 18, 2021, 06:46:28 PM
I don't know much about dancing
That's why I got this song
One of my legs is shorter than the other and both my feet's too long
'Cause now right along with 'em
I got no natural rhythm
But I go dancing every night
Hoping one day I might get it right

I have a degree in exercise recreation and dance...and I can't dance
I'm also from Texas and can't ride a horse
Very Dr Seuss... :thumb:
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: RinkRat II on June 18, 2021, 07:26:38 PM


        Oh, to be Frank.

           Paul B :boozing:

         
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: X Goose on June 19, 2021, 10:49:18 PM
Interesting! Never thought about it but that does sound a bit like the good Dr.

Dr Seuss and Frank Zappa made my world a much richer place; both absoultly brilliant in my mind :bow:
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Tkelly on June 20, 2021, 07:58:32 AM
With all due respect,What do topics like this have to do with Guzzis or cycling?The moderators have to screen everything posted and press certain buttons.I understand they are volunteers,how about a little concern for their time before starting threads that may be fascinating to some folks,but are probably not what the moderators signed up for.
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 20, 2021, 08:08:19 AM
With all due respect,What do topics like this have to do with Guzzis or cycling?The moderators have to screen everything posted and press certain buttons.I understand they are volunteers,how about a little concern for their time before starting threads that may be fascinating to some folks,but are probably not what the moderators signed up for.
With all due respect, if you have a look at the number of views since the first post and the ratio of responses against views in that time, youíll notice that a lot of people read it and want to say something.
Just like you did...itís 75 responses in one week.
The moderators will let us know if weíre pushing boundaries and if it went off the rails, Iíd pull it myself.
So far after this many responses, we have you and Chad who think itís crap....
Howís that going for yíall...? :thumb:
BTW
If you think this thread is self serving or not applicable, wait Ďtill you see what itís follow up one is... :popcorn:
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: SIR REAL ED on June 20, 2021, 08:45:39 AM
With all due respect, if you have a look at the number of views since the first post and the ratio of responses against views in that time, youíll notice that a lot of people read it and want to say something.
Just like you did...itís 75 responses in one week.
The moderators will let us know if weíre pushing boundaries and if it went off the rails, Iíd pull it myself.
So far after this many responses, we have you and Chad who think itís crap....
Howís that going for yíall...? :thumb:
BTW
If you think this thread is self serving or not applicable, wait Ďtill you see what itís follow up one is... :popcorn:

Amen.  Just like the olden days of four channels on the TV, if one doesn't like don't like what's on any given channel, one can always change the channel or walk away from the TV.

50% of the threads on WG violate a rigid interpretation of the guide lines.  Which makes for a very active and interesting website!

Kudos to the moderators and website owner for being so permissive.

Of course, Tkelly's post could be tongue in cheek, since the thread is titled "Say something about yourself that isn't complementary."

In which case the reply is brilliantly subtle humor!  I approve!
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Ncdan on June 20, 2021, 09:11:45 AM
Just a reminder gentleman.
There is some allowance to rule #2 listed in the introduction to the forum, in regards to form threads.
The forum owner has extended this rule to encourage a ďcampfire atmosphereĒ type discussions as long as they are appropriate and do not violate any of the other rules.
A very strict forum which only allows one point of subject matter can become boring, as on our forum there can only be so much discussion about a Moto Guzzi motorcycle (chuckling).
If we as members become bored with a particular thread maybe itís a better choice to simply pass it by to one that is more interesting to us.
Thanks and carry on👍

Dan
Title: Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
Post by: Huzo on June 20, 2021, 01:43:15 PM


Of course, Tkelly's post could be tongue in cheek, since the thread is titled "Say something about yourself that isn't complementary."

In which case the reply is brilliantly subtle humor!  I approve!
If the thread title was ďShow us something about yourself that isnít complimentaryĒ then Tkelly would be on point.