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  1. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    I often get people who request information from my websites and i gladly respond. Heres the latest from a complete stranger:

    I am getting slow. I missed the whole vain thing and i I actually took the time to write the story of how i became interested in photography and sent it. I just thought one should be courteous when requesting information, even though you may not like the person you are asking it from (and i don't this person from adam). Wouldn't have sent it if I had read the email more carefully.

    Another email I got was from this guy who thought that everyone from NZ was a
    . Then he requested that I send him an email of how to emigrate to this country :scratch:

    Anyways, its just annoying. I suspect that both of these were just teenagers. I know i sound like an old cretin when I say kids these days have no manners :) What do you think?
     
  2. Dew

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    well, you cant knock them for being honest about how they feel :eek:

    if i were to get some "hate mail" ... i would respond and take the high road just like you did :D ... we all cant agree on everything all the time ... that keeps the world interesting

    ... depending if i was PMSing that day or not :lol:
     
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    sure you can. there's no rule or anything. :p
     
  4. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What do I think?? I think you handled the incidents with total class. I have to admit the sheep comment made me laugh out loud, really. :D That's the funniest thing I've heard all day.

    Who was it that said "Call me anything, just call me" ?? :scratch: As long as you're getting some attention, yeah, some of it's going to be negative. You did just fine!

    b-a-a-a-a-a..... :lmao:
     
  5. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    hehehe, nothing like taking the piss out on yourself every now and then...
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    i found this on the net, but it looks suspiciously more aussie than kiwi...
     
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    :LOL:
     
  7. MDowdey

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    track their IP address, go to their house, tie up there parents, and make them watch while you staple bologna to thier son's face.



    thats what i would have done.

    md
     
  8. mrsid99

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    I think you handled it very well although I like MD's approach.
    Might I suggest that in future when you reply you also offer suggestions as to their spelling and grammar? It might just make them think a little.
    Incidentally, in regards to the sheep reference, wasn't Wellington named after one of the required accoutrements?
     
  9. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    hehe, thanks all.

    MrSid99:

    Not sure what you mean by this. Could you explain?
     
  10. mrsid99

    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    A "Wellington" is another name for tall rainboots and according to legend the sheeps hind legs supposedly fit snugly in them.
     
  11. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    hehehe. learn something new each day. :D

    well according the wellington city council's website:

    ).

    not as exciting as your explanation though :roll:
     
  12. MuffinJuice

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    *as politely as humanly possible*

    ahem

    as a fifTeen year old, for some reason i resent that.

    anyhow i agree with you, its rare to find a young fellow who will pull out the chair for the young lady he is accompanying, and many of my friends wouldent go out of their way to walk a lady to her door at night.

    but back to your original post. you almost have to expect someone to be a jerk. some people are jerks like it's their job.
     

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