Way Out There

I was walking around inside our local meeting place recently…pushing my buggy to get a few groceries. I rounded a corner and came across an old aquaintence of mine coming the other way. “Howdy” I said “Hey there” they said. “You know, I been meaning to tell you the next time I saw you that you have some really strange ideas” they went on to say.

“Hows that”? said I

“I read some of the stuff you write on Facebook and some of it is really way out there. and kinda’ hard to understand”. they said

I thought about it for a moment. This individual wasn’t even a Facebook friend of mine, and I had never, ever seen a “like” or a comment from them on anything I have ever written. Must have been reading my posts from one of my friend’s accounts….

“Thanks” I said, as I moved on down the aisle with my buggy. “Good to see you”

It just goes to show you that you never know who you are reaching, or how they perceive what you are writing. This is, after all, a written medium. It’s often hard to convey sarcasm, humor, or veiled anger using the “typed” word. For me it’s even harder because I do tend to be wordy.

I guess I should have asked for more specifics, but I had very little time right then for discussion. I had to pick up some food to cook and it was late.

In any case, if you are out there reading this, next time we will have a longer talk.

As for the rest of you, I love you, or at least like you…stay safe.

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