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#1 Old 10-19-2007, 11:50 AM
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Why is is that when someone makes a joke about you it's just banter and a laugh but when you say something similar you're being preachy & can't take a joke?
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#2 Old 10-19-2007, 11:52 AM
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Hi Ben, I edited your thread title so people would know what the thread is about.

I think a lot of people can't take what they dish out. On the other hand, sometimes people dish back more than what they took in. When it's omni and veg jokes, more often than not the "unusual" person is expected to laugh it off and go with the flow.

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#3 Old 10-19-2007, 11:54 AM
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Is this related to veg*nism?

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#4 Old 10-19-2007, 12:24 PM
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definately a reoccuring BUT *interesting* thought thar dude, you'll have thoughts like these on VB quite a lot.... It goes with the territory.... I don't know, maybe jokes are a way of jestily marking that territory. ha. Anyway I get your point. I am often seen as unusual, and the double standards thing, is totally true.... and can happen to you any place, including here on VB.
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#5 Old 10-19-2007, 01:20 PM
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I can't think very quickly (on my toes, at least) so I in situations like I just ask people point-blank: "You are indifferent to this topic and I have strong feelings about it. How would you feel if the roles were reversed?"

I do not respond well at all to bullying, and constant poking fun is about one shade too close to bullying for me. Yeah, yeah, lighten up, I know...
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