Monday, Aug 21, 2006 at 17:49
settle pettle :-) All i asked is that "could you see where i was coming from"......i wasn't accusing you directly of doing anything against your impeccable reputation :-)
You must realise that this forum
, like others, is very hard to convey feelings, or even body language, and it was meant in a slightly "left-field" look at the situation.
It may have been better not to mention this situation in the first place if you cannot elaborate further. Naturally people are going to question your statements, and if you cannot explain, then that's why we seem to end up here :-)
I too have a reputation, and if you check, you would see that i do not deliberately go around accusing people of things left, right and centre without some valid reason. I can assure you that my actions should not be associated with something that could be considered "repulsive and repugnant".
I can assure you that if i was attacking your reasonings for not bidding due to a vested interest, i would been far less tactful in my statement.........
From your posting, it is very difficult to interprete your feelings towards the conversation, as it may have been with mine (due inpart to a lack of smilies), and as such, people are going to read our conversations in several different ways. I believe this is where most of the threads seem to go downhill at great speed ;-) I normally add smilies etc to my postings to convey "some" feelings, however once that button is pressed, there is no turning back :-)
I hope you didn't find my statements offensive, as they are were definitely not intended to be........
drink up, my shout!!