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Dark Overlord said
It's funny you say that, i love those processed sausages and would probably eat 4-5 of them if they were the only food option. But i'd avoid the bonfire anyways because of the people and the talking.

  

Why avoid bonfires? Why avoid people?

Because of their vanities?

I sort of understand......

 

There are a group of ex-pats that are given the disparaging collective noun of 'balloon chasers'.......Whenever there's a birthday here (as happens somewhere almost every night) balloons go up outside a bar during the day to signal that there's will be a pig spit-roast....sausage sizzle and free food karaoke .....

I avoid them....I'd feel so cynically cheap.....I'll only attend such parties if I actually know and like the person who's birthday it is. 

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Dark Overlord said
It's funny you say that, i love those processed sausages and would probably eat 4-5 of them if they were the only food option. But i'd avoid the bonfire anyways because of the people and the talking.

  

I couldn't. My stomach hates most processed stuff, especially stuff with nitrates.

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Dark Overlord said

It's funny you say that, i love those processed sausages and would probably eat 4-5 of them if they were the only food option. But i'd avoid the bonfire anyways because of the people and the talking.

  

Why avoid bonfires? Why avoid people?

Because of their vanities?

I sort of understand......

Because some people are introverts! It must be nice to be am extrovert...

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Dark Overlord said

It's funny you say that, i love those processed sausages and would probably eat 4-5 of them if they were the only food option. But i'd avoid the bonfire anyways because of the people and the talking.

  

I couldn't. My stomach hates most processed stuff, especially stuff with nitrates.

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Dark Overlord said

It's funny you say that, i love those processed sausages and would probably eat 4-5 of them if they were the only food option. But i'd avoid the bonfire anyways because of the people and the talking.

  

Why avoid bonfires? Why avoid people?

Because of their vanities?

I sort of understand......

Because some people are introverts! It must be nice to be am extrovert...

  

Talking to people is stressful and hard. 

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Hiding away will only make you more introverted........But I'm not saying that's a bad thing........Don't worry..be happy with what you are.

If you want to change you can and will..... if you don't you can't and won't ........But it's up to you......Just be happy being who you are........I don't think anyone believes they are perfect...

If it helps......Everyone you speak to is dealing with some concern or worry you know nothing about......  

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I have practised the thing called 'socialising' and I am much better at it, but I am still quite introverted and would probably not voluntarily attend a social gathering at which I did not know anyone, unless there was really good food and/or music involved, and would still require 'alone time' afterward. Introversion/extraversion I believe is at least partly physiological in nature.

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I definitely feel I can play the extrovert.......I've had a lot of practise and practise makes perfect.....At the drop of a hat I  can turn into, 'Mr life and soul of the party'.......until I'm not.... That's because it's tiring ..........It's an act....I enjoy it.....But it's not natural......I like to be alone with my stuff too.

Last night was an Elvis tribute night at a local bar.......I got there early, too early....Met up as promised with some guys i know.....Did my chirpy rogue routine. Flirted with a girl....Got some laughs....Arranged a meeting with her.....

.......But when I felt my, 'Mr Personality interest was flagging' I left.....That was about an hour and a half before Elvis even entered the building......I missed it...Wasn't bothered.....I was becoming bored with my own act.

Any way I had two other stops penciled in before home that were beckoning me....each one was saying....' this would be more fun'.

I often find I want to be somewhere I'm not......Train in the distance..Grass is greener??

Being a free agent I can come and go as I please....I don't need to ask, 'Darling can we go now?'....And I've always got an exit strategy. 

Dipping in and dipping out...Suits me perfectly .........I recommend it.

What I'm saying is if you feel you're so introverted that mixing is a struggle......I'm sure it is for most of us...... Have an exit planned and just dip a toe in.....

 

Now the 27th is a Beatles tribute night.......I'll be committed to staying for that one. What could I find that's better?

Let you know how it goes...

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I am very much a deep introvert having the belief that life will in no way be better by having people around me. I can go days without being around people or speaking aside from polite courtesies to those who pass by. I find being around people very tiring very easily whilst so much talk is pointless and utterly boring where words are said to simply fill in the silence.

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I don't mind socialising, but it's always a huge relief to get home and spend some time by myself, so I would call myself an introvert. 

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I avoid socializing whenever I can, except with very close friends who I'm completely comfortable around. And even then, I'm often happier staying at home with a book.

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'All the lonely people where do they all come from?'

What I'm saying.......Well let Sting have a go....He says it better than me:

'Walked out this morning
Don't believe what I saw
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Seems I'm not alone at being alone
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Most people enter, (as I did twice) into the ultimately futile attempt to avoid the singularity of their existence......

'Is this the line where I get married and give my house and half my money away?.....3 out of 4 marriages end in divorce....You wouldn't get on a plane with those odds!" Bill Burr.

But extroverts can end up alone too........I reckon introverts probably handle it better. 

I've spent half my life married and the same amount living alone.......I've enjoyed both....But being castaway is best...Alone but never lonely.

 I'm often quizzed by women here who can't understand why I chose to live alone?

I say: Mai chop, 'kin gorlar karr gorlang"

'Mai chop' means 'I don't like'.........Then I use the Thai suparsit or idiom.......Garlic fights galangal for dominance of the dish.

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Fecking delivery people!!!

I missed the delivery of a unexpected parcel this afternoon and it was left with my next-door neighbour with a note put through my door to say where it was. I get all excited but they were out when I got in and I had to wait until this evening to collect it.

And when I do... it's not for me, it's for someone at the same number in the block next to mine. Both blocks have their name on them, and those names are nothing alike.

The fecking post is just as bad, with about a quarter of my mail not intended for me, and things I should have got never arriving (and too many times causing problems because they need responses).

As we get more and more into the age of delivery it's important that it's got right.

I'll pop over to the block next door and take it to the right address.

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Fecking delivery people!!!

I missed the delivery of a unexpected parcel this afternoon and it was left with my next-door neighbour with a note put through my door to say where it was. I get all excited but they were out when I got in and I had to wait until this evening to collect it.

And when I do... it's not for me, it's for someone at the same number in the block next to mine. Both blocks have their name on them, and those names are nothing alike.

The fecking post is just as bad, with about a quarter of my mail not intended for me, and things I should have got never arriving (and too many times causing problems because they need responses).

As we get more and more into the age of delivery it's important that it's got right.

I'll pop over to the block next door and take it to the right address.

  

They left it with your neighbor?  That must be a UK thing.  They'll just leave it on our doorstep.

 

I have another mail petpeeve. So the house I live in here in Ogden was built just 3 or so months ago now.  Anyway adresses take forever to get themselves on the grid.  That being said my address(along with my whole street) is not on Google Map's yet, which makes getting people to my house a pain in the butt.

But then theres the mail.  Like half the time we get the mail and half the time we don't.  It's not as bad as it was when I first got back from Montana, but like our flipping Utah drivers lisences took forever to get here.  Father Shears Campbell's never even came.  When he went to check on it, they were holding it because they said our address didn't exist... But some how they got the other 3 here.  It will all be fine once they get us on the grid, but until then mail troubles will be a way of life.

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I'll be 67 next month.......I've definitely become a grumpy old fart......

The other day someone asked me what I considered my worst trait to be?  And I said, 'My honesty!'

He said,  'I think honesty is a virtue'

I said: 'I don't give a shit what you think! 

Seriously........Little things have begun to irritate......Today I found myself cursing the driver in-front of me as we ascended the levels of a multi-storey car park in a large shopping centre.........With no one ahead  he/she kept stopping at the foot of each rise.....Rise ...level...stop...rise...level.....stop....

Several times I told myself..... Relax..who cares??....Then 'Grrrrgh'

Old and farty.....It's official..

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8You could get a post office box, maybe?

  

I've thought about that, but then Saturday some lady came around to put down our address.  Hopefully that's the beginning of the solution.

 

Also the mail doesn't get lost usually, it just will end up at the post office or something like that.

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I'll be 67 next month.......I've definitely become a grumpy old fart......

The other day someone asked me what I considered my worst trait to be?  And I said, 'My honesty!'

He said,  'I think honesty is a virtue'

I said: 'I don't give a shit what you think! 


Seriously........Little things have begun to irritate......Today I found myself cursing the driver in-front of me as we ascended the levels of a multi-storey car park in a large shopping centre.........With no one ahead  he/she kept stopping at the foot of each rise.....Rise ...level...stop...rise...level.....stop....

Several times I told myself..... Relax..who cares??....Then 'Grrrrgh'

Old and farty.....It's official..

  

I must say that gave me a chuckle. 

Deep breath, move on... better for your blood pressure.

 

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My mum told me she held on until after midnight to ensure I was a Monday's child because then I'd be 'fair of face'.......

Well that didn't work out as planned......I was 'so ugly that the only way to get the dog to lick me was to tie a pork chop round my neck'.

..But despite being born on the 13th day in October I reckon my luck hasn't been something I could moan about.....

However, when 65 years later my BD occurred....Here in Thailand a very much loved and respected man, the last King died......

My birthday is now and forever more a day of morning and remembrance here........So no more Jolly birthday parties for Wigwam.......Still saves me a lot of money..

Thanks Mum! 

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My sister was born on a Monday and she's certainly better looking than my old ugly phiz, though who knows how that could change. I used to be cute too. a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-george-10

I can relate to your over-bluntness @Wigwam, tact is certainly not my greatest forte. I can do it, but I have to remember to try, which I usually don't. I have always called things exactly how I saw them, and you may imagine the kind of loss of face this would cause at gatherings and such when I was young a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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