“In All Seriousness” Thread — 5/29/2018

Here we are again, everyone.

As we all have learned a lesson today in how you don’t compare black people to characters from Planet of the Apes, I myself am learning another lesson: I should try to keep my cool better when talking with Trump campaign aides on the phone. Yesterday, I received a call from the RNC in which I was asked a “one question survey” about whether or not President Trump was “the victim of a witch hunt.” I probably don’t need to tell you my answer, but the call went on from there, going on into how the Democrats want to take away “my hard earned money” and then asking me for a donation of “only” $75. Then I lashed out at the person, not using profanity or anything, but still not being “nice.”

I feel kind of bad about it now.

I mean, yeah, on the one hand, the Trump campaign absolutely deserves to be given heck. That is indisputable. But going out against some average Joe on the phone who may have taken the job because he couldn’t find anything else? That probably wasn’t so cool of me. So I’m going to make a resolution to try to remain calmer when talking with strangers on the phone. It may not be easy, but I don’t know what these people are going through with their own lives.

If you’ve never been here until now, this is a place for “serious” discussions. And they don’t have to be “sad” things either. Sexuality, masturbation, concern of relatives and friends, other issues–all are fair game here.

So, without further ado, here are the (current) guidelines:

1. Be respectful. That goes without saying.

2. Keep discussions “serious.” We have plenty of other places to joke around around here, but sometimes people are in a place when they’re in a need for a hug instead of a yuk.

3. Try your best not to make anyone feel worse. In other words, if someone says “I’m worried Trump is going to start a war overseas,” don’t respond by saying, “Yeah, he’s definitely going to.”

4. If politics and/or religion are brought up, do not try to turn the conversation into an argument. We have other threads for that. This is a safe space and should please be treated as such.

5. I’m not a leader bean, so tend to the mods if there are any issues, but I’m pretty confident that everyone will be nice here.

6. If you bring up something controversial and don’t wish to have it turn into a debate, please say “I’m not looking for a debate here.” If someone says this in their post, everyone please respect that.

Well, that’s it. Have a good day, everyone!

Choose kind.