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    Ever have someone drop by...

    ...unexpectedly, to "see how you were doing", and it just sort of bummed you out?


    So I had a peer, cool dude...drop in on me unexpectedly and it sort of turned into this weird macho display I think. Maybe it's just my imagination. Not sure. But I have a hard time reading people and I just sort of got the impression that that's what it was all about. Either a self serving "I'll feel better knowing you're not dead" sort of thing on his part, or a strange competition of "who's doing better these days? I AM!" sort of vibe...very weird. Anyway I am sort of weirded out by the whole thing and think that maybe I should be feeling grateful that people would want to check in on me, no? I feel guilty for not being more grateful. Then again, my dog bit him as he came across the doorway, and my dog is a good judge of vibe/character so...I'm not sure. I do feel bad that he got bit. I know that much. But my dog doesn't just bite people for no reason.
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    I'd say the dog canceled out the bummer part

    yep, this has indeed happened to me...put it behind you as a one of those things, I think....ya can't go home again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    I'd say the dog canceled out the bummer part

    yep, this has indeed happened to me...put it behind you as a one of those things, I think....ya can't go home again...

    You hit it pretty close to the nailhead I think. "You can't go home again..." pretty much sums it up. Wasted nostalgia and bittersweet have-beens, half spoken apologies (this dude has done some pretty mean things in the past that I unfortunately reminded him of), attempts at exorcism, and eighty pound overprotective german dog all make for an interesting evening.
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    No one ever stops by my place. Probably because the only thing they could sit on would be bikes. I'd no doubt be sitting in the only chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    You hit it pretty close to the nailhead I think. "You can't go home again..." pretty much sums it up. Wasted nostalgia and bittersweet have-beens, half spoken apologies (this dude has done some pretty mean things in the past that I unfortunately reminded him of), attempts at exorcism, and eighty pound overprotective german dog all make for an interesting evening.
    the werid thing is sometimes you think it will be that and it turns out fine...last year I used Google and found a guy I hung around with when we were very young (ages 6-9ish) and turns out he is a major mo-fo of a surgeon, head of a trauma unit in a big hospital, etc etc. he was back in the area visiting his folks the following week and we had dinner and he could easily have been a real jerk, or it could have been awkward - but he was the nicest man, not unlike the nice kid I remember being friends with. He was real down to earth, very humble about his gig and wanted to know all about my job (I'm not a surgeon, least not last time I checked). He seemed so happy, loves his work, has a wife and three kids, etc etc. It was a major high meeting up with him again....

    but the reverse has happened to me enough times too. a bummer but I guess it;s just the way our paths evolve and all that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
    No one ever stops by my place. Probably because the only thing they could sit on would be bikes. I'd no doubt be sitting in the only chair.
    Hmmph! Some host!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
    No one ever stops by my place.

    Same here. I wonder what that would be like. Would I get annoyed? See, that's not a very grateful welcoming attitude is it?

    I do like serenity and a regular day, no surprises. People are mean, can't have that chaos running through my sancuary at all hours. No more of that. So I can't complain that my best mates are Foosters, can I?
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    Sorry I bummed you out, and I think I am doing a bit better, but that is just my opinion.
    BTW, the bite wound finally stopped bleeding and I am not even limping noticeably. Well, not too noticeably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    Hmmph! Some host!
    That's what they get for just stopping by. Suckers.








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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Sorry I bummed you out, and I think I am doing a bit better, but that is just my opinion.
    BTW, the bite wound finally stopped bleeding and I am not even limping noticeably. Well, not too noticeably.


    It was an elbow attack/disarm (he was unarmed), but thanks for making me amusified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
    That's what they get for just stopping by. Suckers.








    You just had jsharr, pgoat and dipper by your place.


    I think you should count you bikes. We walked over and rode away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
    No one ever stops by my place. Probably because the only thing they could sit on would be bikes. I'd no doubt be sitting in the only chair.
    It s'okay I'll sit on the floor, I'm used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    BTW, the bite wound finally stopped bleeding and I am not even limping noticeably. Well, not too noticeably.
    yes, but does that mean you are doing better these days? sure doesn't sound like it to me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    It s'okay I'll sit on the floor, I'm used to it.


    Meditation or lack of furniture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    yes, but does that mean you are doing better these days? sure doesn't sound like it to me...


    He has the healing factor of Wolverine. I think he's winning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    So I can't complain that my best mates are Foosters, can I?
    you could, but we wouldn't leave you alone anyway
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    BTW, thanks for making me feel like less of a martian, my beloved foo folk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    It s'okay I'll sit on the floor, I'm used to it.
    No, you'd probably be out in the parking lot jumping my DMR over fire. Which I'm okay with.

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    I'm rarely inclined to accept dogs biting humans, but in this case, he was giving you fair warning.

    Last time someone stopped by unexpectedly I was in the middle of a timed on-line test and told her so...she (a former neighbor who wanted free fitness training by befriending me; my BS detector works fine) said she'd be just a minute (was in the neighborhood -- she lives a mile away). Gullible me, the nice girl, let her in and about 90 minutes of pointless gossip later told her I *had* to finish the test, I'll give you a call, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

    That was 3 years ago. She hasn't been back since.

    If my dogs had bitten her I'd have called it right there. Animals know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    Meditation or lack of furniture?
    Eh, well I just choose not to sit on anything really. Before this oversized chair moved in I was sitting on the floor even though I had a bed and chair with a desk to sit on.

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    No, you'd probably be out in the parking lot jumping my DMR over fire. Which I'm okay with.
    Yea probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    I'm rarely inclined to accept dogs biting humans, but in this case, he was giving you fair warning.

    Last time someone stopped by unexpectedly I was in the middle of a timed on-line test and told her so...she (a former neighbor who wanted free fitness training by befriending me; my BS detector works fine) said she'd be just a minute (was in the neighborhood -- she lives a mile away). Gullible me, the nice girl, let her in and about 90 minutes of pointless gossip later told her I *had* to finish the test, I'll give you a call, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

    That was 3 years ago. She hasn't been back since.

    If my dogs had bitten her I'd have called it right there. Animals know.


    This is a carbon account of what happened to me. Lives 1.5 miles away, never bothers, drops by "for a minute"...shovels gossip and tripe for and hour...then abrubtly leaves. Only difference is, he was bit straightaway as he walked in the entrance hall. Mind you, my dog has had extensive training since a pup. Nothing random about him. For example, a piano tuner came by, a man I had never met, and while given a barked warning and a good snif, was not attacked. And that guy was kind of creepy/nerdy in a " I don't get out much/haven't kissed a girl" sort of way. But my old chum seems laid back and cool....hmmm.... I suspect things aren't always what they seem by appearances. The conversation did turn kind of ugly, which I hate. I wish it could have been smoother, a cup of tea and a friendly chat.

    Now I understand this whole thing better (I hope). I do not need to be friends with this person (I think).

    I believe this is what the phrase "dog on it" means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    Eh, well I just choose not to sit on anything really. Before this oversized chair moved in I was sitting on the floor even though I had a bed and chair with a desk to sit on.
    Wait..you type standing up??

    Cool.



    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy
    Yea probably.
    Wait. You jump over fire?!


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    Dipper that's weird that he lives so close and yet just now dropped in...then again, maybe not so weird...

    sounds to me like he definitely needed to make himself feel good....by coming over and poohing on you. Which is an ass thing to do, and your dog is indeed smart for sussing out precisely what needed to be done in return, right from the get-go. I say good riddance to that guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post





    You jump over fire?!
    you know we're gonna need video - not 'or it didn't happen'...but you should be videotaping that in any case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    Wait..you type standing up??

    Cool.





    Wait. You jump over fire?!


    Even more coolerer.
    Yeah dude there are even pics somewhere.

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