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Read the email I received which is pasted below. Then choose the expression that best suits them from the following:

This person cannot be serious
This person has a valid point
This person had a humour-ectomy at birth
This person needs to get out more
This person is a well balanced individual - there's a chip on both shoulders
This person probably weighs 50 stone

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Who thinks this person is for real?
« on: 09/11/2006 00:29:33 »
To whom it may concern:
 
    You do operate a very educational web-sight I have learnt a lot of information from it.  [APART FROM HOW TO USE A SPELL CHECKER]

However, I am disappointed at that little comment you made.  I was reading the question and answer forum and some guy asked if the average person ate 300 tones of food in his/her life time, and you made a rude comment.  The comment was "Perhaps in America that would be true, or even for Elvis Presley, but more svelte members of the human race eat about 30 tones of food in their lifetime". 

I seriously did not appreciate that rude comment.  I am indeed an American citizen, and we are no different than any other places.  Infact when it comes down to statistics, we are far better than every other country.  I personally think that some countries such as yours are extremely jealous of us Americans.  You are jealous of how much resources we have, how much money we have, how big we are, and basically everything else America has to offer [WAR-MONGERING CHIMP-LIKE PRESIDENTS, AN ILLITERACY RATE BETTERED ONLY BY SOUTH AFRICA, THAT SORT OF THING].  I am a 57 year old citizen, of America, I have lived here my entire life. 

I have visited every other country in the world [REALLY, YOU HAVE TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY. AND WITHOUT BASIC SPELLING AND GRAMMAR SKILLS TOO - YOU MUST HAVE RICH PARENTS], yet have I found a country as good as America.  We are not all fat pigs as your society has deprived as us [SO YOU'RE SAYING WE'RE STEALING YOUR FAT PIGS NOW?].  In America I do admit we have some over eaters, just like Britain.  Just because you live in that crappy island called Britain doesn't mean that you are superior to every other country in this world.  You all have just as many problems as we do, infact statistically your country is far worse than America.  Despite our so called weight problem we have a statistically higher life expectancy than any other country in the world [THAT IS, IF A HIGHER LIFE EXPECTANCY THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD IS TAKEN TO MEAN THAT AMERICANS LIVE LESS LONG THAN PEOPLE IN BRITAIN OR JAPAN, FOR INSTANCE].  Again, I do not like that ridiculous comment you made. 

If you would actually take time to visit America you would feel as if you have wasted your life over their on that tiny cold island.  My state is much larger than your country, and I live in the 38th smallest state in America.  You need to watch your mouth about those little comments you make sir [OOPS].  With all due respect, I am going to report you for internet abuse [I'M GETTING REALLY SCARED NOW, AREN'T YOU?].  Saying negative things about other countries should not be permitted on the World Wide Web [YEAH, GEORGE BUSH].  You are just so jealous you can't handle your self, because we are so rich, and have so many resources.  Again I am terribly sorry of your jealousness, however you do not need to say things like that about places in this world that is far better than that island you live on.
 
Thanks, [YOU'RE WELCOME]
« Last Edit: 09/11/2006 22:52:26 by chris »


 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #1 on: 09/11/2006 00:47:48 »
Somebody having a laugh me thinks. Damn yanks

 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #2 on: 09/11/2006 00:51:14 »
This is pretty funny.....LOL I have never known you to make a rude remark as "this person" did not make reference to where?
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #3 on: 09/11/2006 05:39:53 »
Wow I posted a nice post.. It vanished!!

Well I guess I will try again! I think this person has a huge chip on their shoulder. I am an american and have never had a problem with anything on here as far as your comments. The forum is great and if someone has a problem and politely says they are offended or otherwise feel bad just say something... People have always been polite and curteous here in the forum. I love all of You Uk folks as well as stateside and world wide, frankly I don't people or countries as being better then another really, not in that since of the word. I love America England and the rest of Uk and world... I have never traveled, so don't have experience that way.. But I am A lover of people and places and faces of every variety! So I really think that opinion was way out of line... I was born and raised here in humboldt county California, and I have been very few places away from home. I flew twice going and coming from Boise Idaho! Thats it!! I love this world.. fat skinny, short tall bald or hairy, doesn't matter people are people no  matter where they are from.. And frankly we have so much junk food in america that it would not surprise me about the statistics on obesiety! It's just a fact of life! There should be no offence taken ... I am afat American that is now 107 Lbs lighter then I was 1 year ago when I joined this forum.. Posting in the Zeta Thread which has helped me as a support group a great deal! I began rewading the forum instead of eating all the time and I still have 93 lbs to go... but I expect to be where I should be by July next year!  And What the heck... I wouldn't know how much the human person averaged a year if it bit me in the tailfeathers! I just know that I was eating too much!! This person has a large chip on shoulders... Chris you have a great site and are doing a swell Job! Please take no heed in respose to the comment... Jeesh So Lame!
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #4 on: 09/11/2006 09:24:05 »
HAHAHA that is a funny e-mail!
He is probably being serious and may be a lttle overweight himself? that why he took offence i dnt know
And nice post karen good luck with what u gotta do, i respect people like you who are working hard
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #5 on: 09/11/2006 15:22:20 »
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To whom it may concern:
 
  We are not all fat pigs. 

He is correct, only 60% of American adults are are overweight, and only 25% are obese.  [:0]

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Prevalence of Obesity: More than 60 percent of Americans aged 20 years and older are overweight.
 One-quarter of American adults are also obese (Source: excerpt from Understanding Adult Obesity: NIDDK)

http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/o/obesity/stats.htm
« Last Edit: 09/11/2006 15:36:54 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #6 on: 09/11/2006 16:38:59 »
I just wet myself a little. I love it when Americans start blasting us. Gives me a sense of pride.

I think Karen is right though, this person does seem to have a chip on their shoulder.....if the person who sent that email is reading this, the chip reference, it's not a real chip, I am not calling you fat  ;)

A lot of people seem to take things to heart though, sometimes it's hard not to but afterall it's the internet. You can't control what people say or do all the time, it's impossible.

So I am in two minds, either it is a joke or someone really did take something you said to heart.
I say forget about it  ;)
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #7 on: 09/11/2006 23:41:14 »
I had to vote with the 50 stone one because there is not one for 100 stone ! ;D..LOL !!

This person must not have chips on their shoulders because they wouldn't be there long enough as they would be quickly scoffed !!

Why visit every other country  ?..why not all of them ?...seems silly to keep on skipping one out !

 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #8 on: 10/11/2006 01:22:34 »
After reading the above posts...there is something to be said about statistics...1) What are the findings based on?  2) How many people reported their actual weight or is it just the doctor's office that report findings? 3)Fat can be interpreted in many ways...we all have body fat measured usually in percentages.4)Statistics can be played with so many ways...hard to determine if any study is accurate for the whole human race...or if it is just based on so many people in a group.

I love people too...but there has to someone who would like to put out the fire with some water instead of adding wood when a fire is started.  The question to ask ourselves...are you wood?  Or are you fire?

If this is a legit email, the question is what will be the outcome if the person was to take action?  If they did, has it affected us yet?  Or has it caused us to think a bit more prejudicely?

Maybe it was an American....or maybe it wasn't?  Who is to say?  Maybe it could've been a Brit, Canadian, African, Italian, or other....maybe they don't like Americans even though they pretended to be one?  The ammunition used could've been from anyone.

I agree with you Dan, we should just forget about it.



 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #9 on: 10/11/2006 02:50:11 »
YAYYYYYY! Your GREAT CHRIS>>> THe Forum is great and I think I am in agreement... If you can let it go do so!
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #10 on: 10/11/2006 11:44:21 »
I now have a follow up email from the person, sent in response to my reply. Here it is, and very enlightening it is too! :

Dr. Smith

    I am sorry, that e-mail did seem a small bit conceded.  I have grown up in a seemingly rich environment, so I would suppose some of my families arrogance has rubbed off on me.  Again sorry for the terrible e-mail I sent you.  However, that joke you cracked did seem rude to the American world.  I do love America and in my humble opinion I do not necessarily like those jokes you have cracked.  I do take things far to seriously I understand that, but when it comes to calling us fat it seems a small bit to extreme.

We are indeed the fattest by statistics that however, does not mean we eat 500 tones of food.  And yes we may use more resources than any other country, but look at the population its near 280 million people.  If you take the population diversity into effect we may still seem like a country whom enjoys food.  I am sorry for saying we have a higher life expectancy than the U.K... that 6 months makes a world of difference.  I however, will not report that joke to anyone.  I just said that to spice up the argument.

Maybe the U.S is a small bit overweight, but who cares about weight?  I know it does decrease ones life span by a small sum, it does not however make us a place to criticize.  In America I was taught that all U.K individuals have nasty looking teeth, drink gallons of tea, is very rude, has this loud voice, and had a very disturbing past.  None of that is true other than the disturbing past thing, we had our share of past incidents to. You must take into knowledge that this country is only 230 years old as well.  Look how much we have grown in those short years.

Just for the record, 6 months of extra life expectance isn't that much to brag about.  Especially if you take into account how successful this wonderful country is.  Again, I am sorry for that arrogant e-mail I have sent you.  It is just how I was raised.  I was raised in a family of millionaires, some of their horrid behavior has rubbed of on me unfortunately.  So lets forget about this dilemma.

Since you are a scientist I do have some questions.  First of all I am not a 57 year old person.  I just said that to make my e-mail sounds more important.  Infact I am a 16 year old male. 

[text removed because it contains personal medical details]

Again sorry for my extremely rude e-mail.  I regret it now. I hope you can forgive my rudeness and answer my questions.

Sincerely,


[Awe, he's actually a nice guy after all.]
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #11 on: 10/11/2006 15:07:44 »
 Very nice Chris, I am glad the young man had a change of heart, Seems to be a sensitive young fellow indeed.. Bravo for the young man to step up and express this readjustment of his previous email..It sounds as if he has learned something about himself.. and others... Maybe he will stick aroundand explore the forum more.. He is young and I remember being that age and you do tend to take things much more personally at that age, because you are still living very much in your own Id at that point of your life.. Bravo to him for being big enough to step away and look at the big picture!
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #12 on: 10/11/2006 16:38:13 »
Well, I invited him to come along and meet us all here, so perhaps he will!

Chris
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #13 on: 10/11/2006 17:07:46 »
Good for you, I think that is great!! He sounds Like a good Kid! That is cool. I hope he comes and explores enjoys and stays...YAYYYYY! A new recruit.. Good Job Chris!!
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #14 on: 10/11/2006 17:23:14 »
 ::)

What a bell end.

Have this you fat blob!

« Last Edit: 11/11/2006 12:28:01 by chris »
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #15 on: 10/11/2006 18:21:06 »
Hmmmm, seems to be that some of us have yet to learn our lesson and glad that others have. 
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #16 on: 11/11/2006 02:57:33 »
Wow! That's um well I just don't know what to say to that!Good night Guys!
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #17 on: 11/11/2006 03:53:22 »
I do and have...LOL  We all hope one day that all prejudices will disappear off the face of the world and maybe hatred will then subside....but think we are a long ways off....
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #18 on: 11/11/2006 05:20:42 »
Man you can say that again!...Hi LO How are you?
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #19 on: 11/11/2006 09:44:27 »
I was only joking... chill! hahaha
 

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« Reply #20 on: 11/11/2006 15:39:48 »
Well, I am so glad to hear that.. It did not strike me as the same young man from the old posts, glad to know it as a joke...Chilling ok? Thanks Exodus
 

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« Reply #21 on: 11/11/2006 16:46:17 »
 ;D [O8)]
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #22 on: 11/11/2006 21:46:56 »
The reason america gets ragged on so much is because you all know too much about us. And everyone hates rich people anyways.
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #23 on: 12/11/2006 13:12:41 »
Man you can say that again!...Hi LO How are you?

I am up after a long 41/2hrs of sleep...woo hoo...that long stint of working almost 20hrs was a bit tiring...
 

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Re: Who thinks this person is for real?
« Reply #24 on: 12/11/2006 13:13:38 »
I was only joking... chill! hahaha

You were...but there are others in the real world who are not...that is what is so sad...
 

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