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Revisited: Crabby old man . . .

23 Mar

Click here to view the original posting of Crabby old man . . .

I’m revisiting the original posting in order to fulfill a promise I made concerning a comment that was posted to Crabby old man—I said I would recommend the commenter’s website to my visitors, and here it is: http//:diamond-informer.blogspot.com/ I’m serious in recommending a viewer to that site—you’ll probably learn more about diamonds than you wanted to learn—enjoy!

This is the comment made on the Crabby old man posting—please note that the errors in the writing were not made by me—this is the comment replicated exactly as sent by the commenter, Join Emphasize:

Great post. It is clear You have a great deal of unused capacity, which you have not turned to your advantage.

The way you write shows you have a need for other people to like and admire you, and yet you tend to be critical of yourself.

It seems to me that while While you have some personal weaknesses you are generally able to compensate for them.

And this is my response to that comment:

Great comment! Thanks for visiting, and thanks for the comment. I apologize for not responding earlier. Word Press considered your comment to be spam, and therefore tossed it atop my spam garbage pile.

I just noticed the comment yesterday. I agree with Word Press that it is spam, intended to draw me to your commercial web site and perhaps add to your take of moola. I visited the site, and found it interesting and quite informative.

I am not, however, in the market for diamonds, neither for buying nor for selling them. I dragged your comment out of the garbage because I was fascinated with your analysis of my writing, and therefore approved the comment in order to respond to it.

As an aside, I made no effort to correct minor errors in your comment—errors such as improper capitals, unnecessary commas, repeated words—while/While. Since the errors did not materially divert from the comment’s purpose, I allowed them to stand.

I am in awe of your ability to analyze my writing with only a small sample available. I am particularly astounded by your ability to compliment and criticize one’s writing ability in the same brief sentence—you have both complimented and criticized my literary efforts in each of the three sentences in your comment.

I cheerfully accept your criticisms and compliments with equal fervor. I also accept the fact that you have effectively outed me as a modern-day Janus, an ancient Roman god believed to have two faces that faced in opposite directions, and thus enabled him to see into the past as well as the future.

Thanks again for the comment—it pleases me, so much that I plan to bring it and my response into the daylight as a separate posting, one in which I will recommend your website and highlight it for easy access by viewers to my blog. I may also expound on your astounding ability to analyze persons on a limited sample of their writing ability. You are apparently well-trained in the disciplines of psychology as well as psychiatry.

I can only imagine what personality traits you could identify if given a handwriting sample—by using the proven process of inductive reasoning, you might well be able, as was the god Janus, to peer into that person’s future!

And just one more thought, this one directed to the commenter on the off chance that he, or she, or they read it—you are right on in your analysis of my writing, both in your praise and your ridicule—I am thrilled to acknowledge both.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

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