re Parthian Shots

Subject: re Parthian Shots
From: Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- jci -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 16:57:13 -0600

I have one more suggestion to add before I slink off this topic:

> Just a couple of notes to those who may be comtemplating emulating the
> dearly departed:
>
> 1) If you feel you've been wronged and no one is rushing to your defense:
> Get over yourself. No one, not even me, is so all-important that every
word
> they post deserves to be read, much less defended with vim, vigor, and
> vitality. Make your decisions about the list as it is, warts and all, not
> as you think it should or could be. Tolerate it, or leave it; your
choice.
> Telling 4000 people to change their ways if they want to continue to
enjoy
> your company is *both* arrogant *and* stupid.
>
> 2) If you're going, go. Go quickly, go slowly, go far away, go next door,
> go get a job, go get a life, go get a newspaper. Just, whatever you do,
go.
> _Quietly_. Chances are, if you're going because of the list behavior, the
> list really isn't going to shed many tears over you, and since you're
> leaving anyway, there's no incentive to change. Exit lines belong to
stage
> actors, not real people. Decide which you are, and stick to it.

3) Avoid the temptation to howl at anyone who posts long after your
supposed departure. It just blows the gaffe on your exit line.

Yes, folks, that's right. ;{>}

Have fun,
Arlen
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 224

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- Com
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