Re: SELECTIVE FORUM INDEX
Sam the Eagle said:
Too much schmaltzy stuff being written here today .... Just move on and take things as they come.
And of course it's never too late to reconsider
As AReader says, well said Sam. I really am off, but I want to have something to look at and entertain me, so the rest of you had better stay. But in defence of the schmaltz, the virtual world is a delicate place. Servers crash, links are broken, electrons vaporised and email addresses are deleted. Then, people you’ve got attached to on some level are suddenly lost forever - I mean, where exactly is the 'Southern Hemisphere'? So I guess we sometimes take the opportunity to blurt these things out, in a repressed, manly way (I do make the assumption that the people I know on the back pages are all male, since think that's the case, though I've always found that slightly disappointing).
Anyway, speaking for myself, the reason I announce "I'M LEAVING!" is not like some sulky child "AND PHIL McNAMARA WILL MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE AND JOHNNY BIMMER HAS KIDNAPPED ME AND MADE ME WORK IN HIS MINES!”. It's because if I don't say it 'aloud' I won't do it, weak-willed fool that I am. So, rally round, create some new threads, re-invigorate to some old ones, welcome back Joe and Gtrslngr, and tell AReader to add links to the two threads he's mentioned. Persuade ga41, morepowerigor and lokinen to post more (they all made me welcome when I started posting and, incidentally, one of the first things I was told was that the site wasn’t what it was). And attract some new people.
AReader, how could I forget 'The Elephant In The Room'? What a creation of sublime genius. How we will all miss me. Except I'm sure I'll come back. Sometime. Weak willled ,,,,etc.
And Joe, I hope the course is going well. But what was 'The Big Bust Up"? Was that before my time?
Gtrslngr, you know the answer - you are undisputed King of the Last and Only, Ultimate and Final, Farewell Valedictory Concert, now running for an indefinite period.
I really am off now. The taxi is hooting. The Press are outside my front door. Beneath the dark glasses my eyes are full of tears. I love you all, you fabulous, wonderful, beautiful, talented people ...... except Sam, who's a twat.