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Re: [SLE] Listiquette.
  • From: Brad Bourn <brad@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 09:20:58 -0700
  • Message-id: <200503100920.58171.brad@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 10 March 2005 08:59 am, William Gallafent wrote:
> The only important system is that of the conventions of the
> list (which have evolved, incidentally, to match the
> preferences and systems of its users, since time immemorial)
>
> I have a right hand drive car.
>
> I prefer to drive it on the left hand side of the road.
>
> What are the results if I decide to drive it on the left
> hand side of the road when in a territory which has another
> convention?


I like this analogy. I'll expand.

If you decide to drive on the left in a territory which has another convetion,
you put yourself on a crash course with the other drivers. That is why I
choose to reply to those folks this way.

When you go down a one way street that only goes one direction and ends up in
one place (THE ANSWER), who gives a flying #$$@!!# what side of the street
you drive on. If there are more that one lane, the left is just as valid as
the right. I think its silly for people to get BENT out of shape because you
drive down the left lane THAT DOESN'T have any traffic on it. In fact, when
I drive down this one way street in the left lane and I get someone that goes
against the convention of one way to drive toward me for the sole purpose of
policing me into the right lane, I feel the same way as you.

Same goes for the people that call me names and get all irate at me while I'm
driving on the right side of the street because of the bumper sticker on my
car that says, "driving in the left lane is better".


B-)

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