Has it ever happened to you in this cyber chat room that you were totally misunderstood? It happened to me recently. Then I realized that it may have happened unknown number of times before and the other parties just did not make a big issue of it and some may have sought revenge in other ways and at other times, or they just ignored it and me or just suffered with an undeserved bad opinion. Has it happened to you?
I was in the chat a few days ago and I asked if the other two people wanted to see a couple of photos. One or both said they did. Well I proceeded to post the pics and it took a little longer than usual. I saw a response by one person and responded back and then maybe there was another response from the same person. I was wondering why the other person had nothing to say. Then wham, I was being lambasted and called names for ignoring the lambaster.
I was totally innocent. The offended person may have made posts that I missed while looking for files. or she may not have. She was certainly angry and I don't know if she was actually injured or just wanted to attack me for some other reason. By this time the chatroom had other members. Sadly, I actually went into chatroom to talk with the person who took offense and the other person is a congenial person. Now, I think I have another person to avoid in the chatroom. I have not seen an apology. I don't think I want to risk being lambasted again.
I implore all reasonable people to allow for the possibility that you can make mistakes in perceiving the words of another. Sometimes your messages are not received by the other party or the response might fail to be seen for many reasons. We are talking across oceans and continents at times. At another point, I decided it was time for morning coffee, so I tool the laptop to the kithen and then made coffe in between posts, the thought, "oops, how many people could get offended?". I wondered if I should have done that. I don't run from the chat and all around but I do run away for various reasons, but not very often and I usually say something.
I like to chat and I like people. I usually have fun, but this misunderstanding has triggered a negative response and I don't feel very happy about chatting. I will try to stay positive and just hope for the best.