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Old 03-20-2013, 01:35 PM
hyperskeptic hyperskeptic is offline
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Originally Posted by nycindie View Post
I think what you wrote was very appropriate, and sweet in an old-fashioned way, like how people wrote letters back in the days when we actually used pen and paper.
Yeah, way back in the day . . . in the 1990s.

I'll have to think about my tendency to be or to come across as old-fashioned. Maybe it's just a nicer way of saying I'm uptight. Or maybe I only seem uptight because I hold myself to standards of conduct that seem to have become obsolete.

I think there's something to be said for a degree of formality in how people interact, though only up to a point. Early in a developing relationship - of any kind, from business relationships to possible romantic relationships - it can be a way of being mindful, of avoiding missteps and misunderstandings. The trick, I suppose, is to not let the forms take over and become mindless.

As I say, I'll have to think about it.

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