Great post Trish!! This is a crazy place they call offbeat. It sure lives up to its name doesn't it.Lol
Back in January last year an acquaintance showed me Topix so I could read what the neighbors thought of him and his well to do family. It was terrible to read, but now that I've gotten to know this person more I can see why folks are down on him. It's not just because of his wealth and it's not just jealousy.
I'd all but forgotten about Topix until another acquaintance asked me if I had been writing out here (this was March) as there was someone he thought resembled me in the way that I speak. So,... I was curious and went to find the poster he thought was me. Heck, he didn't know me well at all to imagine that poster could have been me. Sure, we had similarities in the way we spoke and I find it astounding that I've been accused of being so many writers out here ... AS IF,... why do people have such a difficult time wrapping their minds around the fact that many folks do think and even speak alike? Go Figure!
Shoot, I get hanging out with folks and pretty soon I sound like them too. I've said it before and I'll say it again ... it disturbs me to see reasonably intelligent folks acting so stupid. Heck, I know when I'm being stupid and I don't care for that either.
I'm a moody kind of folk and a reactional person and sometimes I don't think it through before I react. Oooops - my bad!