Forced Volenteering!

Discussion in 'The Real World' started by paul_valaru, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. paul_valaru

    paul_valaru 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    When I am writing ads, and information paper on my companies products, I watch spelling and grammar. If you couldn't understand that I will make sure to type slower.
  2. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    Or more slowly.

    I guess everyone missed the smilie.
  3. BeardofPants

    BeardofPants New Member

    Nah, I think it's more likely that people recognised you were being your usual jackass self. :smash:
  4. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    Well, if there were anyone here that could more readily recognize one, it would be one.

  5. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    I seem to remember you getting all butt-hurt when I pointed out some of your errors in a post not that long ago. You accused me of trying to dodge the point by pointing out errors, or something along that line.
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  6. greenfreak

    greenfreak New Member

    I don't see the purpose in pointing out grammatical or spelling errors other than to feel superior or insult someone. However, this was in the context of the subject in the first place. Granted, I don't know the history of this poster, but I took it as a joke. And even chuckled.
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  7. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    It was a joke. I was not trying to dodge an answer or segue around the subject. There was no question being asked of me to avoid through distraction.


    The second post was just a lighthearted poke in the ribs kinda post.

    You people need to know when someone is being facetious.

    As to our exchange, it started HERE when you stated:

    I had asked anyone who wished to answer a very simple question HERE and repeated it HERE which you then tried top turn into my making a statement of fact HERE.

    I then shoved the question in your face and asked still ONE MORE TIME and scolded you for avoiding the answer while giving me shit about miskeying a number.

    You did finally give a very thoughtful answer HERE.

    So in the case which you speak of you were avoiding the answer to a question placed directly to you while in the case here I was merely trying to inject a bit of humor into a void apparently filled with humorless dolts.

    Know the difference.
  8. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    Backpedal a little faster, would you?
  9. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    That's what all the smileys are's hard to distinguish flippant from serious, in print.
  10. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    Now THAT'S exactly the type of response I was speaking of! Great example. Keep up the good work.
  11. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    You mean like when you start the post with one of these :errrr: (Errrr...) and end it with one of these :lol2: (Goin' crazy with laughter)?
  12. paul_valaru

    paul_valaru 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    oh joke, let me point out your error..jokes are funny.
  13. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    If those delusions of adequacy are what help you sleep at night, more power to you.
  14. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member


    Apparently not if you are the butt of the joke. Then all you get is open hostility. No joking.

    The reality is not whether the joke is funny, but who is making it and their politics. The same joke made by Spike, Inkara, BofP, etc would likely have been funny in your eyes. To be corrected, even in a joking way, by a mere conservative, however, is unforgivable. Now that you have revealed that you are a tech writer/illustrator by trade the joke is even funnier.

    Some people here really need to grow a sense of humor.
  15. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    The fact is that you "got it" and apparently everyone else didn't. Let this be a lesson to you. Make sure you post an alert that "THIS IS A JOKE" preceding and "THE PRECEDING HAS BEEN A JOKE" following the joke.

    Perhaps, and that is merely speculative on my part, they will understand.
  16. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    You still think I'm a liberal? That's rich.
  17. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    you're REALLY starting to resemble our dearly departed markjs more and more everyday.

    oh jimmy... your literal correctionist kung fu is so charming... why deny it?
  18. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    remember, if your pom poms aren't always in full bloom, you're a liberal sissy. :D
  19. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    It would appear so... voting record be damned.
  20. Nixy

    Nixy Elimi-nistrator Staff Member

    I don't see anything wrong with mandatory community service in order to get a diploma. School is about learning, and community service offers some very important lessons. Maybe "volunteering" is the wrong word for it...but really, students are FORCED to learn math, english, science, etc. while in school, what is wrong with forcing them to perform community service? If it was one school, or a small group of schools who were like "hmmm we need some painting done, and some repair work around our schools...let's force all the students to help or we won't let them graduate" then I wouldn't agree...but this isn't that.

    Things change, requirements for graduation change. When my mom was in highschool in Newfoundland it was only 3 years long (grades 9 to 11) it's four (grades 9 to 12). This mandatory community service is the next change for the education system, it will add a new layer of things for students to learn. It's a general improvement in the system and I like it.

    I graduated before the community service requirement was introduced in Ontario but I would have been able to complete it no problem...I worked full time during the summer from the time I was 16 so it would have all happened during the school year, and I had a part time job during the school year from the time I was 16 too...that said, I still spent a lot of time being completely doing things that were in no way productive...I definately could have found the time to volunteer for a meer 40 hours (or even 100) over the 4 years of highschool.

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