Here it is, a couple of days later, and now I can’t even remember why I was so upset over the mailing list thing. Thinking about it this morning, I honestly couldn’t figure out why I was so upset. Even re-reading the messages, I can’t figure it out. And yet on Wednesday, I was nearly in tears of anger and pain over this.
Weird. I guess it was just overstressed by other things, and all it took was a small annoyance to turn into a big hurtful thing.
My apologies to everybody, and my sincere thanks to all the people who sent words of encouragement and support on my blog or via email. It was very touching.
I said when I was taking some time off that I was going to do some soul searching. I did. Here are my conclusions:
- I overreacted.
- I *am* getting tired of the “doing a Paul” thing.
- I wish people wouldn’t assume I don’t get the joke just because I do more of the same sort of joke. Consider it an homage or an attempt to amplify it, instead.
- I really, really, really don’t like being out of touch with my email friends.