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Open Mouth And Insert Foot
Open Mouth And Insert Foot
Please let me explain. On July 30, 2005 I passed my Critical Thinking S.A.T. I
was ecstatic, having studied for 10 days
and knowing that I would not have to take an additional 10-week course. It was about 9:30 p.m. and I wanted to celebrate.
Unfortunately, there was no one available to celebrate with me. I did Instant message a friend. At about 12
a.m. he was tired so I let him go. No one else was up by then (or at least not online).
But still I was excited and wound up. I
could not go to sleep.
So I began to read the blogs and made 4
posts. By then my thinking was a bit muddled, being awake since 4 a.m. the day before.
And I said things that were misunderstood, mostly because I misunderstood what I had read, or I took
my response to an extreme, or my own
understanding of a word was not the same
as the blog writer’s.
The result was that 2 Posts were
Deleted and for two I had to apologize
I am not upset with the blog owners. I am upset with myself. What was I thinking? I fear that I may even be blocked from a favorite blog because of my activities that night/morning. So I am going to avoid that situation in the future by never posting after 12 a.m.
For those I may have offended, I am so sorry. Please do not shun me for this.
I promise to respond only when I am alert enough to comprehend both what I read and what I write.
8/2/2005 2:40 pm
Oh well, critical thinking will do you in every time, no matter what the hour: seven groups are to have tables at the convention; group A must sit next to group C; if group D is next to group A, then group C must be next to D; group A cannot sit next to group D . . . (I always imagine some poor schlmiel having at the U.N. having to work out problems like this.)|
But look at the bright side: being a fundamentally good person gets you a lot of slack cut for those moments when your attentions wanders.
8/2/2005 9:17 pm
I just hope the two that deleted and the one that may have me
blocked take the time to read this. If not then at least I made
the effort to explain and ask forgiveness. Now it is up to them
do do the right thing. Meanwhile, new class started today. Critical
Thinking and Decision making. It is going to be a longggggg 5 weeks.
8/3/2005 6:19 am
Let me know if you ever get stuck (in the CLASS, girl, not in a good way). I've actually taught college classes in critical thinking--what makes a valid argument, methods of inductive "proof," informal fallacies, and such.|
Not as much fun as talking about sex, and far less fun than having sex, but sometimes you have to take care of business!