Post by Luke Skywalker on Oct 19, 2014 20:59:57 GMT -5
From time to time I think we all need to take a step back and evaluate how others view us.
Often times what we type on one end of the web can be easily misread and interpreted completely different when it comes out the other end. "Difficult to type emotions are." This is especially noticeable when we have cultural and language barriers to contend with.
We have a very diverse family on the IRA. We have members from all over the world. Members that are very different culturally than ourselves. Some of them have to translate prior to hitting the send button or may even be using interpreting software. Interpreting software is not always accurate either. I found this out the hard way a couple of years ago when I went to the Dominican Republic. I used a Spanish app to translate while I was down there. Did it work? Not so much. I forget exactly what I told a little girl but it wasn't pretty.
As we continue to grow we will have more opportunities to meet members from around the world. Lets all do our best to welcome them and give them a little patience and understanding when those cultural/language issues pop up.
GK45: Prolly for the best, my Wisdom Tooth has decided it doesn't like my mouth and has begun seceding little by little and I can't get it pulled for another month yet so sugar isn't my best friend right now...not that it is stopping me.
Sept 18, 2017 4:22:16 GMT -5
darthsquidious: I haven't had cake since I was 5, and interestingly I kept all my wisdom teeth. Correlation?
Sept 19, 2017 11:10:27 GMT -5
ARKM: Wisdom teeth, shmizdom teeth. Let there be cake!
Sept 19, 2017 14:20:40 GMT -5
rickyricer: That feeling when you're constantly updating USPS to see where your saber is
Sept 19, 2017 16:01:30 GMT -5
Rogue Five: Oh yeah. Do that all the time.
Sept 19, 2017 18:44:52 GMT -5
Rogue Five: Anybody here collect United Cutlery LOTR/Hobbit swords?
Sept 19, 2017 18:44:56 GMT -5
GK45: Supposedly they know how many times you've checked a tracking number and laugh at you.
Sept 19, 2017 20:15:08 GMT -5
scarecrow: Then they've gotten more than a few laughs on my behalf. I'm probably their Sam Kinison.
Sept 19, 2017 21:15:48 GMT -5