Here is what a classy girl says when she hears someone voice an opinion diff from her own: I love you to death, despite our polar oppositeness on the social-political scale. but that's a good thing, right? I like knowing people who are different than me, but still the same. okay, i feel like we need to hold hands and sing "i'd like to teach the world to sing" now... LOL!
Posted by: Lisa | July 23, 2005 05:25 PM
Clearly Lisa, aka gluestickgirl over at 2 peas, has never heard me sing. Bad stuff. Really. Like not able to lead the Happy Birthday portion of my kid's b-day party bad. I wrote a thing about getting to see the President last week (scroll down a few days). I am a fan of his down here in the way red state of Ga. I posted a disclaimer (guess it was more of an exclaimer) that I didn't want my delightful anecdote messed up with other political commentary. I said that as much for me as the anyone else who may stumble across what I wrote.
You know what - when I read something, a post or blog, that is by someone I "know" and they have a diff viewpoint from me - I am surprised. But I kinda PollyAnna it thru life anyway. Like aren't we all just like me? So the surprise + the diff veiw point = a stronger reaction in words than it merited. Sometimes. And diff view points often sound harsher when in print. Like, WOW, this person took the time to think it, type it and then probably read over it and then still sent this. When really, they are typing as they think. Send. Then look back at it. I have been thinking about this after a pal of mine was, what appeared to me, ganged up on for posting her opinion on something a few weeks back.
You know how you see those posts and think - how did this spiral out of control like this? Yep. It was like that. SOOOO, back to miss class act, Lisa (call her gluey in my head). So I read her reponse to my post about the President which oozed conservative Republican. Her answer - she loves me (*blush*) even though we are different. But we got a lot of common groud too. Nice. And to end it all with a musical #, well now, that is lovely.
She is a mom to boys = respect. She is a talented scrapper = respect. Now this = respect respect. I am more likely to actually listen to her in the future about her oppsing view points 'cause I know she can handle talking about it in a nice way. Nice takes you far with me. Nice Respectful Classy Lisa - are you sure you are not a Republican? I AM SO KIDDING! See, classy ain't easy. kellicrowe