Paris in October, and where are the writers?
Replies: 19 - Last Post: Aug 21, 2012 10:51 PM Last Post By: MTL
Aug 17, 2012 8:56 AM
Aug 17, 2012 12:04 PM
16again, and not surprisingly, a rude statement. I apologized already, I took his comment as being unhelpful, and having seen his previous posts, was none too thrilled with it. My comment was made for a reason.
and no thanks, I am cute, and will leave it that way.
I just dont suffer rudeness well. clearly, that's about 80% of the treatment ive been given here.
Aug 17, 2012 12:17 PM
17Kawaiicat, there are many newbies here who get perfectly fine advice. you ended up in an argument. Since the audience was the same (lots of regulars here, the difference is you. And hence, your post, and your responses, are responsible for most of the discussion. So ask yourself: what did i d that triggered this reaction instead of the helpful responses you wanted?
Calling people names certainly didn't help. You were the first one to be rude. You admit now you set yourself up for the leaves joke but you responded in a nasty way. You also made sweeping statements about others being helpful and ingeneral, here as in most other aspects of life, people don't like it a lot when somebody new walks onto the scene and tries to put others straight. (you referenced my posts about my 'hood by which I assume you mean posts about Batignolles which is exactly the kind of 'local' info you claimed to be looking for.
you're also forgetting that many people here are not native English speakers. Some things you should take with a grain of salt, as their English may not be perfect. However, when you're in Paris, if you stop a rushed Parisian in the middle of his steps and go 'Y'all know where the Loov is?' you're likely to get the stereotypical rude Parisian response. If you stop him and say 'Bonjour Monsieur. Le Louvre, s'il vous plait?' (pidgin French that will take you 2 minutes to master) you're likely to be pointed in the right direction and posisbly even in fluent English.
You reap what you sow.
(personally, i woudn't get hung up about things like the difference between a chat room and a message board- who cares?)
I think you have been cured of the romantic notion of meeting struggling writers (with our without consumption in the old-fashioned sense).
in terms of your other questions:
I hope this helps you to get you back on track- provided you put some thought into what you write here ou can get really useful responses, believe it or not!
Aug 20, 2012 2:27 PM
18Actually Clementis, you pointed out ways MTL had helped other posters then asked me how it relates to my activity. That may as well be viewed as a rhetorical question, as you can clearly see I am new to this forum.
(Actually I did join it many many years ago looking for advice about world travel but it was a much smaller site then and received no response.)
I didnt think my general post was vague - I was specifically asking if there were a spot writers hung out anymore, however romantic or apparently idiotic that question came across.
The foliage question was just that - yes clearly parks will have that. I am hoping Pere LaChaise has that as well.
Regarding food, it was an after thought and I clearly shouldn't have asked it. I can find out on my own or go to more appropriate sites. I have already scoured the web for opinions on the best restaus in Paris and they are all somewhat contradictory to one another.
I speak French decently and am in general a rather nice, not rude, person.
I felt that my first post was met with sarcastic and unhelpful responses and I got defensive.
At any rate, I will leave you guys alone.
Aug 21, 2012 10:51 PM
So you can either sulk and withdraw or take it in stride and put more thought into your questions, in which case I am sure you will be rewarded with good info.
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