You know, and this could very well be the multiple large Southern Comforts I've just drunk speaking, but... I just don't think I'm a very social person. Many people annoy me. Some people who comment on this forum make me wonder how on earth they can think thoughts so opposite to mine.
It's quite strange really, if I think about it. Perhaps that's why I've always liked the guitar as it's not a social instrument - well, unless you're in a band of course, which I've been in a few - but the classical guitar is, to me, a very solitary thing. I have absolutely no inclination to join a "club" or an "ensemble" or anything else which involves social interaction with other guitarists. I like the solitude.
Having said that, I also like coming onto this forum for banter, a chin-wag and to learn from others, but sometimes I wonder why. Some days there are replies to threads that make me metaphorically bite my tongue and I wonder if I'm actually on the same planet. Equally, there are some posts which balance out that reaction and make me feel "normal" again. Whatever that is.
It's usually by the same people.
Without naming names, there are a few people on here whom I genuinely like and trust in what they say. Others get my back up every time they post _anything_ - one person in particular. Ugh. And the whole snide remark, or cleverly disguised sarcasm thing. What's that all about?
Sometimes I have failed to bite my tongue and sometimes I have completely overreacted to an entire thread just because of one or two posts within it (which I've apologised about) but I have to say that sometimes I find it ever so difficult to be diplomatic. I just don't think that people and I mix very well, which is somewhat ironic seeing as I was a barman for a number of years in my youth. Still, that was then.
What on earth am I trying to get at here? I don't know. I think I'm a little drunk. Sorry.
I guess I'm trying to say - some of you whom I've virtually "met" on here are alright in my book. I'd buy you a drink. It's a pleasure to read post from such measured and intelligent people. Others, not so much. And that's really putting it politely.
I guess that's life.
Negative, I am a meat popsicle.