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Mimishu1995's avatar Mimishu1995 said

Congrats for reaching 5K again :)

July 12th, 2019

SaganRitual's avatar SaganRitual said

When I’m unsure about someone’s intentions, I answer with humor. (Unless I’m pissed off, but that’s not the case here). When I answer with humor, and it’s taken as something else, then I become suspicious of the original intentions. It’s not on purpose. It’s just a feeling I get.

It’s even stronger when certain elements of the conversation don’t add up. For example, you started the conversation with, “I just saw an episode of Drunk History…”

Now, I don’t think it’s an unjustified leap to assume that you mean you watched the whole video, or at least enough of it to know what it was about (not Carl Sagan). But when I responded with humor, “Humans aren’t monkeys, nor monkey descendants, and dolphins know that,” you didn’t know what I was talking about. I became suspicious, not intentionally.

Later, you said you had sent it as a fun thing, and I responded, “You insulted every dolphin on the planet! Some of my best friends are dolphins.” And now you’re ending the conversation as though aggrieved in some way, saying you thought we were being friendly.

What am I supposed to think about that? I was ultra-friendly from the beginning, but somehow you didn’t catch it. And now, “Bye”, with you suggesting that you had intended friendliness from the beginning.

It doesn’t add up for me. You don’t know what to say? That makes two of us.

June 21st, 2019

SaganRitual's avatar SaganRitual said

Ah, right, my error, you suggested that I look it up. So, you didn’t actually intend me to watch that episode, the one that you were referring to? You just wanted me to laugh at the pictures?

June 21st, 2019

SaganRitual's avatar SaganRitual said

Who said anything about a paper? You sent me a link. The link had a video and an article. I thought it would be safe to assume that you wanted me to watch the video and/or read the article. Not a safe assumption? You just wanted me to laugh at the drunk guy with the beard?

You sent it to me as a fun thing? You insulted every dolphin on the planet! Some of my best friends are dolphins.

June 21st, 2019

SaganRitual's avatar SaganRitual said

That was the one, a long video that really wasn’t about Carl Sagan, it just happened to have his name in it. Shall I assume, that since you didn’t know what I was talking about, that you neither watched the whole video nor read the entire article? No judgment, just calibrating for the future, in case you send me any research suggestions in the future, so I can guess how much effort you’ve put into the matter, and put a proportional effort into following up on it.

June 21st, 2019