March 17, 2013 2:18 am at 2:18 am #608634
So someone told me that his friend told him, that he (the friend) has looked at the CR a few times but doesn’t like Popa because she is cynical.
Do my posts come across as cynical? This bothered me very much.
No, it didn’t bother me that I might be cynical, or might be thought of as cynical. I certainly am sometimes cynical in real life, and on the CR there are far worse things I am. It bothered me that I wasn’t self aware enough of my posting to know that it is frequently cynical.
I don’t think my posting is usually cynical. I think this friend legitimately doesn’t like my posting, but doesn’t know how to define what bothers him about it. (maybe he should ask syag, they can brainstorm together)March 17, 2013 2:28 am at 2:28 am #938136
“she is cynical”?!?March 17, 2013 2:36 am at 2:36 am #938137
“she is cynical”?!?
I know, I had the same reaction. Why did he think I am cynical?
I should add that it is appropriate to link to cynical or non-cynical posts when you state your opinion.March 17, 2013 2:51 am at 2:51 am #938138Torah613TorahParticipant
How odd, one of my friends said the same thing, only it’s a she. And I told her I never thought of it like that.
Maybe it’s only people who only read your more famous topics (like the infamous women aren’t Jewish)March 17, 2013 3:09 am at 3:09 am #938139sharpMember
Popa: You? Cynical? Why would they say such a thing? I’m a bit surprised.March 17, 2013 3:12 am at 3:12 am #938140
brainstorm? Do you underestimate me or overestimate yourself?
Just tell me where to send the list.March 17, 2013 3:23 am at 3:23 am #938141
I meant both parts.
she is cynical…March 17, 2013 3:31 am at 3:31 am #938142playtimeMember
So now its popa_bas_abba?March 17, 2013 6:07 am at 6:07 am #938143SaysMeMember
ohoh can i join the brainstorming up the list? Speakin of which, you never answered my last post to you, hmmmm…March 17, 2013 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm #938144
syag: post it right here. It’s open season on popa in this thread.March 17, 2013 2:07 pm at 2:07 pm #938145☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
I think your YCT teshuvas thread was pretty cynical (leitzanusa d’A”Z).March 17, 2013 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm #938146
popa – I don’t do things like that, sorry.March 17, 2013 2:13 pm at 2:13 pm #938147aidelParticipant
VERY cynical!March 17, 2013 2:13 pm at 2:13 pm #938148FerdParticipant
Popa is the best thing since sliced bread. And Popa is not cynical.March 17, 2013 2:19 pm at 2:19 pm #938149
DY: Why yes, that thread was.
Syag: It’s ok. I don’t believe you think I’m cynical anyway. I think you don’t like my posts for other reasons, but, I think that it unfortunately is usually a misunderstanding between the twain of us.March 17, 2013 2:27 pm at 2:27 pm #938150
I don’t really think I misunderstand you, but that’s fine. I’m happy to live and let live. As long as you don’t marry my daughter.March 17, 2013 3:01 pm at 3:01 pm #938151playtimeMember
Ha! so ’tis poppa_bas_abba
this is a historical occasionMarch 17, 2013 6:23 pm at 6:23 pm #938154
aha. “arbitrarily cynical”. Herein lies the answer to said query.March 18, 2013 3:36 am at 3:36 am #938155SaysMeMember
g’job talmud n shnitzy, loving the new snMarch 18, 2013 3:38 am at 3:38 am #938156
yeah, this is sort of what I expected. My posting is not cynical. I’m still self-aware.
But today, I said something really cynical. The flight attendant announced that if you return someone’s smile today, you’ll have Irish luck. So I said to the person next to me “you mean like I’ll have a civil war rip my country apart for hundreds of years?”March 18, 2013 4:37 am at 4:37 am #938157sharpMember
Was that you, Popa? I was wondering who the retard next to me was, poking me in the ribs like that, grinning from ear to ear…March 18, 2013 7:37 am at 7:37 am #938158
oh yes indeedMarch 18, 2013 10:28 am at 10:28 am #938159Torah613TorahParticipant
I’m glad you got over your self-doubt.March 18, 2013 1:08 pm at 1:08 pm #938160gavra_at_workParticipant
Is water wet?March 18, 2013 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm #938161
Hey move over, someone just spilled something on my seat.March 19, 2013 12:34 am at 12:34 am #938162yytzParticipant
If I recall correctly, you (Popa) said a while back that only one in a thousand gerus candidates should be accepted. I’d say that’s pretty cynical, since it assumes the worst about the sincerity and intentions of nearly all gerim.March 19, 2013 1:45 am at 1:45 am #938163
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