Wednesday, January 05, 2005

I Should Know Better

I should know better.

I have a puckish sense of humor. I also have boundless enthusiasm. I have spent most of my life getting in trouble over both of the above. So WHY am I always surprised when somebody misunderstands and gets (a) their feelings hurt or (b) huffy? But I am. Every time. And even if you apologize and slink off, they don't really believe you.

You're wondering where this is coming from? Somebody gave our book a great compliment on another author's list. They wrote it in big bold red. I wanted to respond in kind because... well, (1) I'm learning HOW to do things like big, bold and red, and (2) I really am that excited that people like the book. (Think Sally Field's Academy Award speech excited. "You like me! You really like me!") Only she took it wrong. Crap. Last thing in the world I want to do is offend somebody. It sucks. And there's not a damned thing I can do about it other than (a) apologize and (b) slink off. (Both of which I did). Crap.


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OK now, the apology was accepted. Apparently the person involved was having the day from hell and is now feeling better. She DOES love the book (which is seriously cool) and the misunderstanding has blown over. Yippee! But I DO have to remember to be careful because you can only capture tone of voice so much in posts.


Cie

1 comment:

Y said...

Glad you got it all sorted out, Cie!

I know what you mean about posts, sometimes they can be taken the wrong way... still, your situation got all cleared up, so that's good.

So how's the writing coming along? ;)

See Ya,
Yolanda...