There are many of us in LJ land who lock posts from time to time. Some, like me, lock almost all of their posts. I am making a rare exception today to make a point to all of us here in the ether.
If you lock your posts, perhaps you feel relatively confident that what you say is not going to be food for general consumption, or really is not the business of anyone else. A reasonable, if erroneous, assumption.
Take a look at your friends list. Now follow the link to their profile pages, and see the list of their friends. Now follow those links to THEIR friends pages. Hmmm. Do we see a pattern? You're connected, indirectly, to more people than you know. How do you know that what you say in a private, friends-locked post won't be shared, intentionally or unintentionally, with others whom you don't know or with whom you don't particularly care to share your thoughts?
It is, to a certain extent, like sex. You may only be having relations with one individual, but the minute you copulate with that person, you share every partner you have ever had with him/her and they with you. You have now NOT had sex with one person, but with perhaps 6, 12, 50 or more people. Hmmm.
Is there a moral here? Perhaps it is to remember that NOTHING in LJ, or, indeed, on the internet, is truely private. Things which people have posted in private here have made their way to Peerage discussion lists. Don't post anything you won't have to own up to someday.
I had always heard such good things about the Nordstroms shoe department, and I thought that maybe, JUST MAYBE, they would have what I was looking for. At the very least, I expected courtesy and professionalism. I recieved neither.
When a customer asks for a particular type of shoe, don't say "sure, we have that," and then show them a different type of shoe. When the customer politely says, "No, I asked for type X. This is type Y," do not reply in a snooty manner, "Well, that's what we have." And DON'T walk away.
I am in the process of replacing a shoe wardrobe. I could have dropped a significant amount of change in their department. Instead, I will not be patronizing that store again. I do not feel that love, Nordstroms - and now, neither will you.
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After nearly 6 weeks of waiting, I finally recieved the results from my ARE Site Planning exam.
I had a dream nearly three weeks ago that I had gone online & found my test results (which NCARB is not currently set up to do. Why can't the real world catch up with the technology of my dreams?). It had the two tests I had taken in Februrary, and the word "Fail" next to each of those (which is, unfortunately, correct). It had the previous tests I had taken, their dates, and the fact that I had passed. It also had the date I had taken this test, and the word "Pass" next to it.
I'm glad that the dream turned out to be a good omen :-)
So now I'm an architoad up to my shoulders. Hopefully this summer, my head and brain will follow. Seven down, two left!
A Happy belated Birthday shout-out to BekaBeka, who has now joined the ranks of the "over the hill" gang! We may be over the hill, hon, but it's a hell of a ride on the other side ;-)