Thursday, August 29, 2013 6:03:09 PM
@lauriloo: When I was married? I'd say "I don`t know for sure, but..." quite a lot! Like you say, my wife would get very upset when my "opinions" came across as "expert knowledge" so I tried to make a clear distinction
12 HOURS OF SLEEP LATER! (took 16 hours to get it though)
My guts feel MUCH better! I had some abdominal muscle spasms = GOOD! That usually indicates a spell of `happy intestines`! After 2 months of `evil innards`? I could use a break!
It has also cooled off, temperature-wise, with normal temps predicted for the coming week!
Just thought I`d share some good news, for a change!
Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:12:43 PM
"Absolutism: It has it's place! It`s a very "male" thing!"
SO true. That`s why I rarely take any "fact" a man tells me at face value because in my experience, men will talk with absolute certainty about subjects they actually know very little about. I, on the other hand, will preface a statement I`m not 100% sure about with "I believe this to be true" to give the person an indication that they might want to get more information to be sure before they act on it. Can`t number how often a man has given me bad information they told me as if it was absolutely, without doubt, correct. Soooo annoying. Just admit you don`t know something! It`s not a bad thing.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:26:37 PM
They haven't chosen a gender identity yet?
Actually? He/she had chosen "none of the above"
Ok, she was "born female" and I liked her quite a lot! Lesbian, uber-liberal? Didn`t matter in an on-line friendship! I met her... him... um... that person: IN person! Nice! Sadly the on-line community were had in common fell to pieces. I still wish "him/her" all the best!
It`s... complicated! But I honestly don`t hold a person`s "gender identification" against them!
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:16:06 PM
"Absolutism: It has it's place!"
Sometimes it does, "Every blueberry is blue", is an example.
But when talking about, and to, other people and their behavior, it`s been my experience that no one "ever, always or never" does or says certain things. Better to use words like "sometimes, usually, rarely, etc...".