Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Fan Mail?

I wonder why I NEVER get 10 emails from someone I write about in the GRUDGE Report when I've said something nice or kind? Or when I've really been 'easy' on someone instead of shredding them in public when I easily could have?

Or when someone appreciates the humor in a situation? Or my writing abilities?

I almost always TRY to include SOMETHING positive about a person(s) that ends up in the GRUDGE Report; like they have a pleasant(s) on air-voice, or whatever...

However, this part of the 'reporting' is ALWAYS overlooked. I only get email taking me to task for my opinions, or my view of a situation that has occurred. A situation that I am only reporting!

The thing is, if I report it here; you can bet your bippie that there ARE a number of folks saying it elsewhere, only behind the backs of the miscreants.

I just say it out loud and up front! I 'report' on the 'event' being talked about!

Often the complaining email is quite poisonous in itself; the composer never realizing how petty they sound, how weak their not so subtle threats of 'legal' action, or how this type of communication doesn't incline me to 'lighten up' the next time they do something really stupid (which IS gonna happen)!

It is also interesting that 'fan email' senders, NEVER reply here on the BLOG, where ALL could see what they had to say, and have the chance to reply! This in itself tells a lot about the email senders and their not well veiled threats, as well as their fears of what their on-air peers might think of them. And is why I refuse to enter into email dialog, one on one, regarding articles in the GRUDGE Report.

In fact, there are 3840 denizens that I tend to treat with 'kid' gloves in the GRUDGE Report! And others that are just too 'fragile' to include here unless they should end up in jail, have their license revoked or something. It's just never noticed.

So keep that 'fan email' coming in, folks; that folder on my HD is getting larger by the day (I do save each and every one)!

Monday, September 13, 2004

Ben's done it again!

Ben/kd7bcw signed off, permanently, from HAM radio, last night. Again.

I actually sighed when I heard this happen. I'd just tuned in; I don't actually KNOW what, if anything specific, happened to lead up to this.

Timmie/n6mza WAS ranting and raving and PLAYING drunk; totally disrupting the band, as he has been wont to do the past couple of weeks. But was TIMMIE the real reason??? (Probably more on Timmie and jamming later!)

Yesss indeedy, we've seen Ben do this before! Several times. I'm beginning to think perhaps Ben is an undiagnosed Manic Depressive, or at least suffering from a clinical, untreated, depression that worsens at times and colors his view of the 3.840 denizens.

Ben will, in all probability, return to the air. He has in the past. How could anyone really stay away???

The LAST time he did this, I think he actually did stay away for a couple of weeks. EVERYONE missed him! His voice, his comments, his 'holding-down-the-fort'. So we all hope that Ben changes his mind, soonest!

Last time, he also removed me from his MSN Messenger and never put me back! I think he gets 'fed up' and just goes though and deletes folks that may have rocked his boat at some time or other. (And that's what I do, rock boats, it's what I am GOOD at!) Ben is STILL on my MSN Messenger, though he's been 'offline' for months and months!

I should have seen this one coming though, as all email jokes, etc from him to me stopped about two weeks ago. I noticed and wondered about it. Usually I get a couple of items a week from Ben.

I'm still emailing BEN (the usual items: things I think he will enjoy)when appropriate stuff arrives in my email. (I'm not talking about political stuff here; but jokes, uplifting materials, stupid stuff, cartoons, etc.) However, Ben could have 'blocked' me by now for all I know.

In reality, Ben lost interest in me long ago, as soon as he saw that I was: a fat, old, smoking, liberal, opinionated, broad in a wheelchair. Therefore, I was not a target for his 'long-distance' affections.

Nor was I a male, nor a HAM. To top it off, Artie/w60bb had said some disparaging things regarding me, and Ben (sadly) tends to follow Artie's lead on these matters). So, Bang! I was off Ben's radar!!!

Hmmm. Speaking of 'long-distance' affections, didn't Sue/ks7o visit Ben recently? Perhaps Ben has again been disappointed by reality?

You would think that in Amateur Radio (of all places!) that we could appreciate each other for WHO & WHAT we are (and are not!); including rig, age, income, looks, antenna configuration, marital status, faults, habits, Licensed or SWL, and, perhaps most important, peccadilloes??? It is troubling when we don't.

In fact, I wrote a poem examining these type of issues (in a different venue) several year ago. EMPTY MINUTES can be found on my website at:
And if you like that poem, you might want to buy my ebooks!


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