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Alani Davis alanidae@gmail.com
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 07:37:51 PDT
I still want a picture of the cactus covered with seedlings even if it is
not a real peyote... I am with Diane on this. Hats off to Leo for a
fantastic laugh.
Alani Davis
On Apr 8, 2013 10:29 AM, "Diana Chapman" <rarebulbs@suddenlink.net> wrote:

> I thought for a long time before sending this message, but I feel I have
> to say something.
> I have never seen discussions on the PBS forum degenerate into name
> calling, as has happened recently.  Using terms like 'bitter, sour,
> nasty' etc. is totally unacceptable.  It is OK to disagree, but
> insulting terms are going far beyond the boundaries of polite
> discourse.  This particular disagreement should have been done
> privately, since it didn't even involve bulbs.  I deleted many messages
> without reading them, so it may have been even worse than the ones I
> opened.
> Leo Martin treated us all to a wonderful joke on April Fool's day. I
> laughed and laughed, and when some people 'bit' I laughed even more (and
> if it had been me, that would have been even better - isn't that the
> point of an April Fool's joke?).  I still have images of Leo raking up
> Worsleya seedlings from his driveway, knocking them down from the power
> lines, etc., and it still makes me smile.  Thank you Leo!!  So, when he
> used the term 'gullible' which means trusting, naive, innocent, and even
> hopeful and optimistic (and you need plenty of all of those attributes
> to grow difficult bulbs), and was also insulted I felt mortally
> offended.  I apologize to you Leo on behalf of all of us who got great
> enjoyment out of your joke. Please, don't hold back next year!
> Diana
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