Posted by andreas from p3EE3C3B9.dip.t-dialin.net (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 4:53PM :
In Reply to: apology posted by Lilly from D007136.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (188.8.131.52) on Friday, September 13, 2002 at 6:52PM :
... only very short for now:
Re: Your apology
Thanks for your caring, very nice of you.
Rest assured, I surely took no offence whatsoever and I feel/regard the openness and spontaneity of your reaction to be absolutely OK - so basically there is no need for any apology at all:
I appreciate this attitude of yours.
If you weren't that "brutally" direct/honest then all communicating with you would be wasted anyway... and wouldn't be also fun... and I'd be rather concerned (Hey doctor ...).
Thus in my German mentality - on this point very akin to the Finnish one - I regard your reaction rather as infinitely normal and unproblematic - but otherwise totally unfounded ;)
Also applying to my last remark:
Maybe there's been a simple misunderstanding between us originating from the difference between the British sense for quibs and irony (I'm used to) and the American one (what's your domain).
In any case, however, please be assured:
Nothing is (and Be) farer from me than any intention to be condescending.
Well now, would you allow me to respond in more detail a bit later ?
You know, workload and so on ....
: hey, sorry if I accused you of acting in some way that you aren't, if that's the case. May you have a good weekend, & I really do appreciate the articles you post, your good intentions, & your own thoughts... I think a lot of people do. :) So, my apologies, again. Take care!
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