I was talking about how the law allows employees to quit while still getting unemployment benefits, and you assumed that I wasn't restricting that to the set of criteria that the law allows employees to quit while still getting unemployment benefits? Really? That seems kinda insane. It's your MO, I suppose. So have at it.
Great. As mentioned previously, I can't determine your intent post hoc. Assert whatever you want, I just thought it would be useful for you to understand that absolutely no one else finds it at all plausible.
Finds what plausible? Your interpretation of what I said? For most people, that's a hint that perhaps you're misinterpreting it. For you, it's apparently an excuse to attack the person speaking on that absurd interpretation, and when they say "that's not what I meant" accuse them of backpedalling.
This isn't an isolated incident. This is likely the 100th+ time that you've made a post, been corrected then asserted that what you meant all along was entirely different.
Correct. This is easily the 100th time you've asserted a ridiculous and illogical interpretation of what I post, and then I have to correct you by pointing out the much more reasonable and logical interpretation that was right in front of you the whole time. I certainly take part of the blame for this because I forget that I'm writing to an audience that's more interested in finding some fault with what I wrote than with making any attempt to understand what I'm saying.
You have no idea how often I've written something, then re-read it, realized that what I wrote could be interpreted in some moronic way, then think "No one would really be stupid enough to think that's what I was trying to say", and gone ahead and posted it anyway because I didn't want to further lengthen the post by giving an exhaustive explanation instead of just a short phrase. What's funny is just how often someone does do exactly that, and proceeds to ignore the entire post I've made in favor of making a big deal about that one word or phrase. Just like you did.
What's really bizarre is your dogged need to keep making the point, well after I've clarified things. What exactly do you hope to gain? We both agree that you can't get unemployment benefits if you just quit for no legitimate reason. No one's confused about this. So what's the value of you insisting that I said something that you thought meant I believed that they could? I mean, if I were arguing that position, you'd have a point. But I'm not. So... What's the point? Is your ego really so fragile that you have to attack perceived mistakes by others in order to make yourself feel superior? That's kinda sad. Most mature people accept the clarification and move on. But not you! Edited, Sep 10th 2012 4:42pm by gbaji