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Date: 03 Jan 2007 07:08:10
From: bernie
Subject: Defining a real altie
Or is there such a thing? Reading this ng for the past decade, I
believe, makes me think there might be something approaching the "real
altie". Something like the "real cowboy" that I grew up with out here in
the west. Someone who wasn't always pounding the table trying to make
you believe what they believed. Someone who laughed more easily at
themselves and more often at themselves than at others. Someone who
enjoyed imparting hard earned lessons when asked. Someone who would
never mention or brag about how many calves they had sold at auction but
would always give you an attaboy if it slipped that you had done well at
the auction. Someone who would tell the lady when she asked if he were a
"real" cowboy that he would do until a real one came along. Someone who
brought more to the picnic than they took. Thinking about it, I believe
there are a bunch on the ng who are just such real alties. And I want to
thank them for being such stand up folks (men and women) over the years
and perservering in making this the great little place it is. Oh, and
real cowboys are always embarrassed to have their names mentioned much
in public or much to-do made of the fact they are so stand up.
Bernie




 
Date: 03 Jan 2007 23:57:33
From: Ed Needham
Subject: Re: Defining a real altie
Bernie,
Just reading your post was a breath of fresh air hoping that it might make
someone, anyone stop and think about the tone of their posts. I love
alt.coffee and have learned quite a bit here. Hopefully I've shared a bit
too.
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http://www.homeroaster.com
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"bernie" <bdigman@zianet.com > wrote in message
news:459bb8cb@nntp.zianet.com...
> Or is there such a thing? Reading this ng for the past decade, I believe,
> makes me think there might be something approaching the "real altie".
> Something like the "real cowboy" that I grew up with out here in the west.
> Someone who wasn't always pounding the table trying to make you believe
> what they believed. Someone who laughed more easily at themselves and more
> often at themselves than at others. Someone who enjoyed imparting hard
> earned lessons when asked. Someone who would never mention or brag about
> how many calves they had sold at auction but would always give you an
> attaboy if it slipped that you had done well at the auction. Someone who
> would tell the lady when she asked if he were a "real" cowboy that he
> would do until a real one came along. Someone who brought more to the
> picnic than they took. Thinking about it, I believe there are a bunch on
> the ng who are just such real alties. And I want to thank them for being
> such stand up folks (men and women) over the years and perservering in
> making this the great little place it is. Oh, and real cowboys are always
> embarrassed to have their names mentioned much in public or much to-do
> made of the fact they are so stand up.
> Bernie




 
Date: 03 Jan 2007 18:24:43
From: mattw
Subject: Re: Defining a real altie
I am new to the alt.coffee world, but think you have described some of
the personalities to a tee. I have had two problems I have put on
alt.coffee and got great responses both on and off list.

I have stayed out of the more heated discussion that started right when
I arrived (espressoparts v. coffeegeek and daveb v. everyone), and I
have liked everything I have seen (and understand both the sides in
those discussions).

Anyway, thanks to the true alties, this place is great.
/mw

bernie wrote:
> Or is there such a thing? Reading this ng for the past decade, I
> believe, makes me think there might be something approaching the "real
> altie". Something like the "real cowboy" that I grew up with out here in
> the west. Someone who wasn't always pounding the table trying to make
> you believe what they believed. Someone who laughed more easily at
> themselves and more often at themselves than at others. Someone who
> enjoyed imparting hard earned lessons when asked. Someone who would
> never mention or brag about how many calves they had sold at auction but
> would always give you an attaboy if it slipped that you had done well at
> the auction. Someone who would tell the lady when she asked if he were a
> "real" cowboy that he would do until a real one came along. Someone who
> brought more to the picnic than they took. Thinking about it, I believe
> there are a bunch on the ng who are just such real alties. And I want to
> thank them for being such stand up folks (men and women) over the years
> and perservering in making this the great little place it is. Oh, and
> real cowboys are always embarrassed to have their names mentioned much
> in public or much to-do made of the fact they are so stand up.
> Bernie



 
Date: 03 Jan 2007 19:03:36
From: Ken Wilson
Subject: Re: Defining a real altie
"bernie"
nicely defined what the english used to know as a "gentleman" or, in more
common parlance, a "real gent".

Dunno about calves though - peraps thats same as "one doesn't discuss
business over dinner"?






  
Date: 03 Jan 2007 19:05:08
From: bernie
Subject: Re: Defining a real altie
Ken Wilson wrote:
> "bernie"
> nicely defined what the english used to know as a "gentleman" or, in more
> common parlance, a "real gent".
>
> Dunno about calves though - peraps thats same as "one doesn't discuss
> business over dinner"?
>
>
>
>


Yep. That would be the same civility.
Bernie