Well, it sure has me scratching my head! I hope you find out how it's possible so you can stop it in some way. Have you tried wearing rubber soled shoes as an insulator? I know most of them are plastic these days so that's harder. Hang in there!View Thread
Sorry you are going through that! I remember you talking about your nasty neighbors. One thing that concerns me is, it would be next to impossible to shock someone in the way you are describing.
For one thing, electricity doesn't travel well through floorboards and it doesn't usually travel at all through wood unless it is soaking wet. Also, the only real way to shock someone is by using a taser (that needs to be in contact or shoots wire leads into you) or by hitting you with a live wire. You can't shock someone from a distance because the electricity has to have something to travel through. That's why people keep talking about hallucinations, because it's the most l ikely explanation.
So if you are getting shocked, either it's something neurological or there is something really wrong with the wiring in your place. If other people are experiencing this, then I would say it's the wiring - but with the way electricity travels, it would have to be something really odd going on. I hope you find an explanation and a solution.View Thread
Thanks for that additional idea, Deb! It's something I'll think about doing. I was also thinking about (eventually) donating a couple of copies to my library, if only to get them on the shelves and being read by people. What I really want to get the word out about is that you can get copies for free if you have a Kindle subscription - I get paid if people download those, too.View Thread
I'm so sorry you are going through this, Gammini. I agree with Dennis that the payments should stop. I agree that a letter would be a good idea. Depending on what they will respond to, you may want to stay simple and direct with it rather than giving in to an impulse to be passive aggressive. Be the adult, show them what being an adult means.
But whatever you do, please let them know just how much they've hurt you and WHY. Don't focus on the issue of money, but more about how much you love them and want to be more involved. Ask them what you have done to harm them, and what you can do to make it right if you have wronged them. Keep the moral high ground.
I hope this works for you, I wish you the best. I know this is a really painful situation.View Thread
Some good ideas, Bro! I do need to get going on that. I have some fliers made that I can pass around, it's a matter of carving out some time to put them up. Thanks for giving me a boot in the butt about that.View Thread
Hi Deb and Dennis. I sold a few books at first but haven't had any sales in a month or so. I need to find ways to spread the word, maybe buy some ads? Either way, thank you both for thinking of me.View Thread
I always read everything new, so no worries, bro! Good to see you too.
The terms might seem familliar if you've played the old NES or PC game "Ultima: Quest of the Avatar." I loved the theme of constant self improvement- simply for the sake of humanity. That was the game with the 8 virtues and Moongates and stuff, in the land of Brittannia. Not sure if you've played much in the way of console RPGs.
I'm not stuck in Despair at the moment, right now I see a way forward, so I'm moving that direction.
Good to see you again, Deb! Sorry you are being stressed out by tests. They can be a pain, can't they? Also understood about the phone. Too bad it wiped out your contact data - maybe one of those backup assistant type apps could help?
Thank you for the update! I hear you about the computer problems, what a pain. I'm glad you are doing okay. I was thinking of launching some flares, sending out a search party, and setting a big wooden crate with one end propped on a pole and a plate of cookies underneath labeled "for Doctor Leslie."
Since I couldn't find a good deal on flares, half my search party got lost getting to the muster point, and I ate half the cookies, I'm glad you came back. Welcome!
*Holds out a cookie*
Seriously though, I hope you have an awesome time off.View Thread
I'm going to reply to this because it's relevant. A disturbing thing happened this morning and I figured I'd talk about it here, hopefully instead of stewing.
This morning she asked me about a little wooden pocket piece I'd made, with the symbol of the Eight Virtues on one side and an Ankh on the other. It was based on the game I mentioned in my last post here. She said "I don't mind if you are religious but I would appreciate it if you didn't lie to me about it." This bothered me a lot. I am not religious. I don't worship any god or even believe in one. She mistook the symbology on my wooden coin for religious symbology.
Now, this would be understandable - except for the fact that I've already explained where it came from, that the game in question is purely philosophical and not religious. But she still has it in her head that it's religious. Now I feel stupid for even liking the game and the concepts in it, even though I think the symbols are helpful for me to remember the qualities of Truth, Love, Courage, and all the others. She says I don't need symbols or mnemonics for that. Well, what if I like them? Why does it have to be written off as a religious symbol when I've explained why it's not? And then to be accused of lying and being secretly religious?
I told her I'd keep it out of sight because I don't want anyone misunderstanding me, that it was a harmless bit of fan art, for myself to enjoy and private to me. As it is, she won't be seeing again because she's one of those that will misunderstand, apparently. I didn't have a chance to bring the conversation to a resolution because of course it started right when I had to leave for work.
I feel betrayed. I thought she knew me better than this. It probably shouldn't bug me like this but it does.View Thread