What give you that impression, Wuz? If you only knew! LOL!
I'm not looking for what I want to hear for stuff I never mentioned. At the risk of offending the moderators, it's about stuff people think I don't know, that I ought to, to make them feel superior for instructing me on it, though I never asked about it. (That's not a run-on sentence, I swear. I make my living as an executive secretary).
Not that I intend to write some kind of manifesto, but I'm a one question-one answer person. I completely understand the concept of "you don't know what you don't know," but I'm bright enough as the daughter of a depression era farmboy son of a carpenter, who served as an electrician's mate in the US navy, who was his one-and-only shop help, to know which way is up. The secretary bit only come from the fact he also did peoples' tax returns for as long as I can remember, meaning if I wanted to answer the phone as a kid, I had to be able to take care of the call (take a message, set an appointment, etc).
Now, my introduction to this forum a few years came after my daddy's unexpected passing when I couldn't figure out a particular circuit to convert a single pole switch into a switch-outlet combo. A question that took all freakin day to get an intelligent response about a single jumper amid all the manly-man posturing. Something that should have been a 5 minute phone call to him.
I don't know everything, and I am, in fact, a blonde, but I'm not stupid and would appreciate it if people would refrain from assuming that at the outset. One of my most hopeful relationships fell apart when my "date" took offense to my simple suggestion that he calculate the price of a new hard drive after all discounts and rebates by effective gigabyte. He thought I "embarrassed" him in front of the know-nothing salesbots at Fry's and that was the end of that.
Ban me for life it you want for going off on a tangent, but I don't appreciate Speedy's "she won't acknowledge my superior intellect" approach. Call it chip on my shoulder, but I don't need that kind of insecure garbage in what's supposed to be a place of helpfulness.
Last edited by SavvyCat; 01-07-2014 at 08:54 PM.