Re: Foot to mouth
Yeah Joey, I can be a very blunt person and it comes as no suprise to my friends that I have an opinion. An ex-girlfriend of mine once refered to me as "cluelessly insensitive". Well, I was only a young lad of 44 at the time so I hope I've grown since then.
You and our friends here are right in their posts regarding written thoughts. Not only do we have the inability hear ones tone when we're joking or using sarcasm for purely harmless humor, no offense intended at all - but it's also very easy to read into someones post or email a tone that doesn't express the senders thoughts or feelings at all. I've experienced this in the workplace as well.
We just have to be careful about what we say in the printed word. Someone had a bad day and they may read something quite different than what had been intended.