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Dear People

Dear People of the World;
Please do not only talk to me when you want something from me. And no, I'm not talking to any one of you in particular, whatever you might think - because there have been dozens of you for quite some time. I have done my best to be as generous as I can to the people around me - sometimes in excess, probably more often not enough. But don't assume that makes me a door-mat. If the only thing I ever hear from you is a request for favors, services, or some other form of you wanting something from me - even if you make a desultory attempt to first appear concerned with how I am and what I'm up to - there will come a time when your account is overdrawn. If you've made frequent and extensive withdrawals, you might consider making some deposits, too - lest your account be closed entirely.

I am not a walking bundle of services and suport for you. I am a human being with my own needs - the meeting of which I am largely self-sufficient- but moreso, of feelings. I don't want to surround myself with baby-birds with open mouths. Baby birds are cute, I admit. But from time to time, I expect you to be my peer, as well, or I'll push you out of the goddamn nest. Capiche?

Your humble servant;


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Apr. 11th, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC)
I can't take this personally since I don't think I've ever wanted anything from you. I do hope that you have some time to recharge (or gain interest income, if you want to stick to the metaphor).

Apr. 11th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
You know something about folks who are constantly being asked for favors? We have difficulty asking others for favors. Therefore, with tongue somewhat in cheek, yet with utmost sincerity:

Dear Davy,
Please do not only talk to me when you want to do something for me. I mean, I appreciate your constant support of my events, and all your contributions to my endeavors, but friendship is a two-way street. I'd appreciate it if you'd lean a little from time to time, and maybe sometimes let me buy you dinner when you're in town. I've been told I can be a pretty listening ear, you know.

Your vengeful master;

Apr. 11th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
Well, I laughed out loud at this. :)

And ironically, yes, I have been trying to think of what outrageous surprise I could come up with to help with the Beltaine event.
Apr. 12th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
wow, you totally win the prize for cool today. >:) i humbly second this.
Apr. 12th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)

Fenriss is right you know... it is ok to ask. I know you don't often NEED to. But it's ok.

Sorry you're having a rough night (by the sound of it).

And... if I haven't told you lately (and I know I haven't)... I do miss you.
Apr. 12th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear you're feeling tapped, Davy.


Gimme cookie.

Love, kisses, and squirrels pooping skittles,

Apr. 12th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
Wow, I guess now would be a bad time to ask you to loan me $100.

Just kidding!

I totally know the feeling and I'm sorry you're feeling it.
Apr. 12th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
Wow, I guess now would be a bad time to ask you to loan me $100.

Apr. 12th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
You really should ask for favors when you need them. We like you! We want you to be happy! We want to help! It's OK to lean on your friends.
Apr. 12th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
On those occasions when I've really *needed* help, quite a few folks have really shown up, for which I am always and deeply grateful.

But other than ye olde "de profundis clamavi ad te" I'm not well-suited to asking for what I don't truly need. I do reflexively, and without necessarily being asked - try to help others out.

It's just galled me recently, that I've felt valued more for what I can do for others, rather than just who I am. It's not YOUR fault ... it's been a string of things. In fact, it's not any one person's fault at all.

I suppose it's just been ages since anyone has done me a kindness of any sort, much less one that they didn't follow up with a request for something by me. And I'm probably failing to remember something, too - eh, never mind me, I'm just cranky.
Apr. 12th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
Good, because I don't recall having ever asked you for anything. hehe

Everyone's entitled to be cranky, anyway. It kind of stinks to have something done for you and then expect some kind of request to follow it up...it's never just a nice thing for purely your sake, then. Boo.
Apr. 12th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
I wrote a similar thing in my blog earlier this week, only my version was much more whiney. I like your version a lot better. May I steal it? hehe.

your sister doormat,
Apr. 12th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
So, what you're saying is, you want me to do you a favor and let you copy my writing?
Apr. 12th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
Don't mind me, I'm a little out of sorts lately.
Demon Girl

That was my way of saying I really admired it.
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