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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:02 PM
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Poll question: What scares people about you most?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:05 PM
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1. When I start screaming "BLOOD! FIRE! FIRE EVERYWHERE!"
"STOP! GET OUT OF MY HEAD BEFORE I DESTROY YOU ALL!"
For some reason, people get a little flustered when I do that.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:08 PM
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2. Everything.
If I say more, my repsonse would be deleted. Let's just say I scare people.
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:23 PM
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3. I think when I get really happy and tell people how much I adore them. . .
And no, I don't do drugs. :)
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:28 PM
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5. make it stop make it stop make it stop
you're scaring me :scared:
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:32 PM
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6. *smooches* *hugs*
:pals: :grouphug: :hug: :loveya: :yourock:
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:27 PM
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4. my competence and self confidence
hahahahahahaha (actually I asked hubby what scared people about me and that's what he told me) :wow:
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:35 PM
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7. My priapism
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:41 PM
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10. There used to be a guy on the radio that sang a song about priapism...
to the melody of "Yesterday".

I guessing that you don't ever sleep on your stomach then?
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:45 PM
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11. I have a custom mattress.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:48 PM
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12. And....a special place to hang your hat.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:49 PM
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13. It really adds another dimension to my soft-shoe dancing.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:58 PM
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20. I am trying really hard not to have an image of this!
but you said it! Wish I had an Aubrey Beardsley pic to post... but it would probably not be cool to do. I will go and scrub out my head now.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:35 PM
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8. I have had more than one person say I appear "stuck-up"
Hardly, I'm just a bit introverted really (not totally, but I'm usually slow to warm up to people), but I don't look the type of person who would be, so therefore it's assumed I'm arrogant or something. I tend to be awful at chit-chat really. :shrug:
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vajraroshana Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:55 AM
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35. Me too!
SarahBelle, you've given a pretty good description of me in your description of yourself.

I've been told too many times that I'm a snob. But I'm not really, just shy.

Face-to-face, I'm usually pretty warm, but have a slow warm-up period.

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty empathic, and I just can't open up very easily, because I have to keep up "certain" defences.

Let those defences down a bit, and I can be a chatty-Kathy. But not a doormat; so don't f*** with me or play mind-games.



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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:58 AM
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36. I fully understand
I hate when I let my defenses down too much sometimes too, but well, I guess it happens to the best of us. :)
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vajraroshana Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 01:31 AM
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37. I bet you can be appropriately devastating
though, when someone takes your introvertedness for granted and thinks you're a pushover.

We shy ones can deliver catastrophic zingers sometimes, when we have too.

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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:37 PM
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9. I'm an articulate woman of color.
Edited on Sat May-15-04 08:38 PM by DesertedRose
Seriously, you can tell when people are stunned by that.

If they don't know me, they give me the suspect eye that I'm going to "sound" or "act" a certain way, and when I open my mouth, they're blown away. Sad but true.

Even anglo friends who've been beside me as it happens, have witnessed it and are amazed.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:00 PM
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14. Well, I Got This Here Work Ethic
And attitude and...running a construction crew...after 30+ years of experience....

"The dog ate my saw" just dosen't cut it.
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:25 PM
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15. I only tell the truth.
God people hate that!

"How does this dress look on me?" she asks.
"What do you think of my new car?" he said.
"Don't you think George Bush is just wonderful?" the old lady gushed.

Sorry, but I tell it like it is, and that just pisses everybody off. If you don't want to know waht I really think, don't ask me.
(And yes, since you asked, I AM divorced.)
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:26 PM
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16. When I SHOUT: YOU WANT SOME OF THIS??? HUH??
Or do some metaphorical equivalent...
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:27 PM
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17. My Martin Riggs impression/alter-ego.
I don't know if it's the mullet, the manly virility, or the dog biscuit-eating that gets them? :shrug:
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:43 PM
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18. Two propensities:
Edited on Sat May-15-04 09:44 PM by LWolf
I'm blunt and to the point,

and I don't tolerate bullshit, incompetence, time-wasting, or ignorance packaged as conventional wisdom, group activities, or morale boosters.

When my boss asks for input at our weekly staff meetings, I usually don't respond at all. When I do, there is a range of responses around the room, before I've even stated my case. Some cringe, some smirk, and some cough, splutter, etc. to cover their amusement or glee, depending. Some clench their fists and get ready to storm off in a huff. And my boss' response is always, "Wow, ___________. Tell us how you really feel."

I've just never mastered how to soften where I'm coming from. Or, it just isn't a priority most of the time.

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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:53 PM
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19. you and I would be office pals wolf
:hi:
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:28 PM
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26. Yep, and
a double-dose is that much better.

:toast:
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:11 AM
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30. i own my biz and my staff have learned not to try and "stroke" me
or they don't last as my employee long.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:10 PM
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23. Gee sounds like me
They just know not to pull any of that shit on me at the office.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:31 PM
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27. Interestingly enough,
I just listened to my mother go on about a situation at her office this morning; she was fed up with bullshit and incompetence. And I took a call from my son, the manager of two regional offices, with much the same story Friday night.

It's a family trait, apparently.

Or it's a trait of intelligent, diligent, ethical people who want to do a job right, or not waste time on it at all.

:hi:
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freeforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:00 PM
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21. LOL, my simple life
Edited on Sat May-15-04 11:03 PM by freeforall
People just can't understand that I don't watch TV, listen to the radio, have no debt, don't have a "consumer lifestlye," walk or take the bus, enjoy my own company...

I don't "fit" with the world - and it intimidates the hell out of them. How can someone live like that and be happy?

Well, I do.
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:02 PM
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22. My piercing blue eyes with the glow of firelight in them
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Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:12 PM
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24. My anger.
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shimmergal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:18 PM
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25. I usually look at things "from a different angle"
than most people. Even though I'm soft-spoken about it, about 75% of people exposed to my real opinions think I'm a kook. (Dare I add that some of the remaining 25% think I'm insightful and brilliant?) Anyway, my differing from conventional thinking scares a lot of people.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:35 PM
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28. I have a quick temper.
It's scared my friends before. But, I calm down just as quickly. I don't stay mad for more than 5 minutes, and I am never violent. But, a couple of my friends have gotten freaked out. :shrug:
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:37 PM
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29. my oversized genitalia
My massive clinton like penis scares Republican women.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:28 AM
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31. My pointy tail
I wish it weren't so darn pointy.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:36 AM
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32. my devil horns
and the fact that this is me:



I'll get you dirty traitors!
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:38 AM
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33. My whacked out (to them) sense of humor. They are usually
freepers, so screw them anyhow.
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qwertyMike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:43 AM
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34. Apparently I'm emotionally distant
with women, that is.
In way that scares them apparently.

One girlfriend was reading Camus' L'Etranger (Outsider) on the beach with me and started crying. Said it reminded her of me.

Now where's those Gauloises?
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 06:32 PM
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49. Apparently, I am, too
well, not always, but enough. It's not like I haven't had good reason for that, though.







I likes me some wimmins...

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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 01:34 AM
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 01:35 AM
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40. These huge cold sores...
... and the fact I try to rub them on people.
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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:18 AM
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41. My superfluous third nipple
Especially when it starts asking them questions.
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DoNotRefill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 03:05 AM
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42. That I'm heavily armed, easily bored, and off my medication.
:evilgrin:
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lyrical di Donating Member (181 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 01:51 PM
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43. intelligence, integrity, and honesty
People get really freaked out because I am intense. They say I know it all, which I NEVER claim to know it all. I work in a job where I am supposed to know or GET the right answers everytime because they are depending upon it. I will not lie. I will not steal. I will not take what I believe is more than my share. It makes others uncomfortable. I don't go around looking down at them, but they feel a put down.

One day a colleague came in and said my son upset her mother. He refused to take the last donut in church because he said someone else might need it more than him. The colleague's mother was mad because she wanted that donut and felt guilty because it would have been her 3rd. Hed showed integrity. She hated it. Runs in the family.
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patriotvoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 01:53 PM
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44. Reducing people to ashes with a stroke of my molten tongue.
You can even make a game of it: in how few words can you make someone cry? Seven is my lucky number.
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carols Donating Member (694 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:11 PM
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45. The large rubber rat I keep on my desk at work
n/t
Carol
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:15 PM
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46. Harvey; the 6 ft invisible rabbit who follows me around.
Gives some people the heebie-jeebies.
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 06:26 PM
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47. The
Edited on Sun May-16-04 06:27 PM by ForrestGump
swastika in the middle of my forehead...



Actually, it's my prodigious masculinity. Even female horses whinny in terror at my passage (and I don't want to be hearing any snide comments about horses, passages, and the like, thank you very much). I'm just too sexy for my shirt...
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 06:31 PM
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48. That the censors/filters
Edited on Sun May-16-04 06:32 PM by dolo amber
most people have between their brain and mouth are severely defective/lacking in my case...I get that from my gran, who was my fave person EVER, so I can live with that. It's a good thing that I actually have to type posts out here, thus allowing the opportunity for 'proofreading'... ;)
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dpt223 Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 06:59 PM
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50. shaved head and intense scowl
nt
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