Friday, February 12, 2010
Tone is difficult to read.
Whether in a face-to-face conversation. Or, email message. Especially when you tweet or post on Facebook.
143 characters isn’t enough. Sometimes an entire book isn’t enough.
Is he angry? Is she frustrated with me? Did I hurt her feelings? Does he realize I didn’t like what he said?
Does the other person even care about my feelings?
You have to wonder sometimes. Or, at least I do.
Maybe I am overly sensitive. I don’t think so.
Maybe I am not smart enough to understand their humor.
Or, maybe they are just rude.