Smart-ass Funny or Cranky?  

clevergirl4U 59F
1461 posts
2/27/2006 8:39 am

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Smart-ass Funny or Cranky?

I have met some really nice people on this site over the years. Some I meet for an occasional coffee, talk to by phone, or at the least we regularly update each other by email or IM. I remember being initially surprised by the quality of men that I met in person(after careful screening)...most were nice, normal guys. In addition, they tended to be less judgmental and wear the world a little more loosely than men I had dated prior to AdultFriendFinder. They colored outside the lines, and matrimony was just one of many lifestyle options, and not the prize.

I have a "live and let live" attitude. Unless I have to walk in your shoes, I have no idea why you make the choices that you do, and it is none of my business, anyway. I do, however, receive a lot of email from people who are wasting their time writing to me. A few weeks ago, I decided to write an auto-reply. I meant it to be a humorous, tongue-in-cheek (and yes, smart-ass) way to let people know that, for instance, I am not gay, bi, or interested in group activities. And although I have many married male friends, I don't want a sexual liason with a married man for reasons of my own. I also wanted to nip the bonafide sexual freaks in the proverbial bud Reaction to this message has been mixed. Many men laugh along with me, but I was suprised when maybe half of the responses were angry or self-righteous.

The message is as follows:

"Absolutely no judgment here, but if you are receiving the auto-rely rather than a personal reply it is because you 1) are younger than my oldest pair of jeans 2)think that proximity equates in any way to compatibility 3) are prettier than me 4)are married or "attached"...the psycho girlfriend/wife boiling bunnies kind of "attached"
5) are a woman... I may love you, but not sexually 6) are a couple, or better yet a group 7)wear leather and want to dominate me 8. want me to strap on a dildo 9)have a purity score of less than ten 10) let me know in your first email that you want me to sit on your face 11) are passing through town and looking for a "good time", or 12)really think that I will have sex in exchange for tree removal (Katrina/Louisiana). I hope that this is better than no reply at all and wish you the very best in your search for adventure and passion."

I wonder if what I consider "wit" is received as hostile and angry.

Feedback, please. Smart-ass funny or cranky?

vengeur 42M  
837 posts
2/27/2006 9:36 am

Your reply message strikes me "Smart-ass funny" without a doubt. I find it to be by no means hostile nor angry. If you have received some angry or self-righteous responses to this reply message, I am most confident that it is the men who sent them that have the anger/emotional/mental issues, NOT you.

rm_emeraldem 45F

2/27/2006 9:51 am

I like your method but then I'm a little twisted. LOL. Believe me, not everyone understands a humor like yours, which is similiar to mine. Also, some people just refuse to read a profile. They see flesh and the libido takes control. These people's thoughts are," I can make her want me by showing her my big tool or I can make her have lesbian thoughts by showing my mammoth hooters." Unfortunately, this is the libido thinking, and for those that can not use the grey matter during libido responses, common sense goes out the window and the IQ drops into the negative range. LOL. Stated simply, they get stupid. And we all know with stupidity comes unjustifiable anger and no humor. Hopefully, these people are not numerous in this site and most will laugh a long with you.
I am a BI lady. When I see a nice pic, I click the profile. If the profile says that woman is STRAIGHT and only wants men to respond to her, I steer clear.If she is straight but doesn't mind CHATTING with other women, then I may send her a line for some normal nonsexual chatting (if we have a similar interest). It is so simple but hard for some people to realize a little etiquette and respect toward others by simply checking out their interests goes a long way!But if they refuse to respect you, by checking the profiles to start with...Have fun!They deserve it.


clevergirl4U 59F

2/27/2006 10:19 am

Valleyrat...I just read your profile update...TOO funny! Can't believe that I was worried about offending someone after that!
Funny stuff

clevergirl4U 59F

2/27/2006 10:24 am


I have to say that every woman that has ever written me has been very sweet and MUCH so that I felt that I had to write reply and explain that I'm not gay. One of my favorite television shows is "The L Word" ( a lesbian series on Showtime)and I'm sure that confuses people. But I also watch the Westminster Dog Show every year...

alphamale12006 55M

2/27/2006 10:28 pm

O.k. I am going to say "smart ass funny." Although my initial reaction was that is was presumptuous based on an email (auto response). my 2$

MisterPriapus 58M
6980 posts
2/28/2006 9:03 am

Hmmm... I have to go with, "Smart-ass-funny-angry-mean-spirited"

Interpretation completely contingent upon the recipient's mind set. There's nothing wrong with setting standards and adhering to them. The folx who're so full of themselves as to automatically assume that you'd make an exception for them, regardless how far beyond the Pale they are, are frankly undeserving of the courtesy of an auto-reply.

Personally, I loved it... tho being a balding gnome with psoriasis and pyorhea, a prosthetic leg, and a lazy eye, plus having an 'outie' belly-button and an 'innie' penis, it's probably just as well I hadn't emailed you and gotten that auto-reply...



Been a while since they last let me out into polite society. Resurfacing, catching a breath, & catching up.

And while I got my Broad-Brimmed Pimping Hat on, could I cajole all of y'all to Comment on, Alone In A Cloud? It's probably the best thing that I've written!



clevergirl4U 59F

2/28/2006 9:34 am

Thanks for the chuckle Priapus...

Northerncomfort2 67M
120 posts
3/7/2006 10:35 am

I thought it was a real hoot! But, as I mentioned in my reply, you COULD come over and look at these trees that I need taken down and see if....

oldman1776 79M
3164 posts
6/5/2006 9:15 am

I like it.
It's funny and Smart ass.

Gossip_Anyone 42F

9/24/2006 11:41 am

i like it!

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