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Sorry, I believe I'm probably writing too many posts and perhaps making too many comments so, this will be my last for a while......hopefully. If there is such a thing as diarrhea of the hand, the writing hand that is, I'm most likely afflicted.

Anyway, I live in Pittsburgh and on paper, belong to a group for people who are anxious and shy that apparently have meet-ups. I get email invitations to football games, the zoo, restaurants, etc. It's kind of funny because I'm far too shy and anxious to ever take the group up on this, despite how nice and inviting the invitations may be. After some thought, I'm going to guess that the only people that show up are, by default, not shy or terribly anxious hence, leaving all of those at home like me. I really do appreciate the invitations, however, the people that put these things together are certainly not paid and don't have to do this. I picture several people at home doing the same thing I do, read the invites, smile, think about the possibilities, and then move on to something else.

Aside from being shy and anxious and depressed, I really make an awfully poor first impression. No, I don't make an ass of myself, do impressions or make loud obnoxious comments. Rather, I don't do much of anything as I'm probably a bit too anxious and uncomfortable at first. I have to say however, that if given time, perhaps four or five years, maybe a decade, people finally get to know me as a decent person, albeit still quite dull, ordinary and unremarkable. This is another reason why I would never go to a meet-up for shy and anxious people. If you think about it, this is sort of like inviting members of the Claustrophobia Sufferers Unite group to a spelunking party.

Okay, that's it for posts for a while. Thanks for your patience.

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I was amused to see the photo of the tortoise as last night I dreamt of a tortoise I had responsibility for it and I wasn't sure how to look after it

You don't have to make it your last post your posts are very readable

I think you should go to one of those meet ups?

Hi.

If you are not doing posts or replying because you feel it will help you and feel that’s best for you, then I would respect your wishes.

If you are doing it as you feel you are bothering anyone or it’s not for the above reasons, do keep doing your posts and replying...people really appreciate responses ,and posts keep the forum going ...

Whatever your decision I wish you the very best ..

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sweetiepye in reply to

I agree with Olivia40. Post when you have something to say, you never know when you're saying exactly what someone needs to hear.Pam

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RCCOLA in reply to

Thanks, I just don't want to be over the top, like the guest that never stops talking or calling attention to himself/herself. I won't stop replying to folks because like you said, most people appreciate that. Thanks for sharing.

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Your not over the top. Your posts are interesting, post when you wish, that’s what it’s for here 😊

Great that you will keep replying to posts !

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I agree!

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All_alone

I really like the picture of the box turtle. I feel like the turtle at times when a car pulls into my driveway. I enjoy your posts. Keep posting and replying if you want to. You never know when you can give a kind word(s) to one of us. I'm not claustrophobic but I will never go spelunking. 😊🌻

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RCCOLA in reply to All_alone

Aren't box turtles the neatest things ever! They remind me of when I was a kid and getting really excite stumbling upon one in the woods or trying to make its way across the road.

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All_alone in reply to RCCOLA

I try to get them off the road if it's safe to stop but not possible all the time. I remember taking one to elementary school for show and tell.

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RCCOLA in reply to All_alone

Me too, that's so funny, putting lettuce and carrots in it's crate and a bowl of clean water. I don't see them very often anymore, unfortunately.

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All_alone in reply to RCCOLA

Same here as a kid. I had one that ate pieces of ham and cheese sandwiches and grapes or anything else that was in the garden. I also didn't see many this year. 🐢🐢

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fuji4129

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fuji4129

Your posts are so witty and amusing - you should be a columnist or something!

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