I thought this was very special. I received permission to put this on a forum thread, but didn't really know which one, so I created a new thread. This was an email I received 2 days ago and my response. (The name of the person has been left out due to privacy.)
I am not a forum poster (not sure why yet,) but I wanted to drop you a line to let you know I read them every day and find that all of the regular posters make me laugh out loud and make my day a little brighter. I've worked in a field for 20 years that sees battered and abused women and children. It never fails that at any given moment my heart is completely broken and you never get used to it.
You all are true gifts. You all have a true gift to be able to communicate and allow your humor to come through so well on paper. Please, never lose touch of that gift, all of you. I can't imagine how many other people here read the forums every day, but I would assume many. I also believe that what you guys do for me, you do for them. I wish you all the best.
Thank you very much for your email. It means a lot that we can touch someone, any way we can. The forum "regulars" all have a great way of communicating whether it's via humor or serious subjects. We've seen many come and many go but the intent has always remained to keep it a fun place so everyone, posters or not, can enjoy what they read. With so many personalities on the threads we can adapt to many different topics and inject as much humor into it as possible.
Thank you for the wonderful compliments. If possible, would be ok if I posted your email to show everyone how we touch others and make your day a little better? I won't post it until I hear back from you.
Yes, it would be fine if you posted my original email. At some point I will get the nerve to start making some posts, but until then, I will continue to read and laugh. Have a wonderf...
Mandalay207 write: [ Oh Stats, that comment is disrespecting my family! Oh the horror at Christmas time if Andy was in my family! Besides, he gives crappy gifts.
I am so insulted and if what you say is true your family is a bunch of liars and phonies.
Your parents told me they loved the George W Bush commemorative condoms I gave them. Your sister seemed to adore the lucite encased fetus paperweight I gave her. I used her own aborted fetus and had it made specially for her. And I heard from someone special on this forum that you got a lot of mileage out of the diamond encrusted cufflink - cockring combo I gave you.
So much for next Christmas. And to think I was going to give you a pair of tickets for Hedonism III.
That's great, Mandalay. And exactly what we've been trying to do... good topics, serious ones, funny ones... and NO bashing or trashing. It's been fun these past few weeks and especially these past few days. Everyone (almost) has great input and I love it.
I really don't know why some threads disappear though, I've just read that Ed has one and I know that Minerva had one too that disappeared.