> It was very nice of you to quote me out of context, and completely
> twist around the point of my original post ... "sometimes it's hard
> to relate to people without a common frame of reference, and the frame
> of reference with my athletic friends is often something goofy". *NOT*
> that athletes are any better (or worse) than any other group of people.
Oh I quoted you "out of context" and completely "twisted around the point"?
Did I? Hmmm, Let us take a *closer* look at some of your original post:
> If I'm totally objective, I have to admit that the donut eaters
> heavily outnumber the athletes (ooh sorry about that bad pun).
> So if I go by sheer numbers, being an athlete is unusual.
Lots of people do unusual things. The world isn't just triathlons...
> I'm like you ... find myself sitting in meetings wondering
> about my 400 splits while the fatboys argue over the last donut.
Thats the world for you: 400 split miesters and fatboys... :-)
> before drinking the pre-requisite 6-pack. So they want to
> be like us athletes, it's just too much work.
Yup, more evidence of that lazy 99.9% majority... :-)
Here is my favorite "out of context quote". Remember this one?
> It always
> gets really hard when my name shows up in the paper (no not
> the police blotter ... in the race results) and I have to
> answer questions like "oh I see you did the IronMan. Was that
> hard ?" ... I always laugh and just say "No, not hard ..."
> and shake my head.
If you shake your head at someone who shows interest in your sport
how do you expect them to talk to you about it again? Especially
when they showed enough interest to read about your sport in the paper.
Not many people read the local tri, bike or running race results.
Or maybe you have the article blown up and hang it in the office? :-)
> You drive home the point that being an athlete (or any label you
> want to assign a person) doesn't necessarily make you a good person.
> In fact, your post is a good example of what [lots of immature name
> calling deleted] athletes can be.
I don't believe I called anybody a single name, especially not an
immature one. I simply pointed out the egotistical attitude so prevelant
in many sports (and in your post). I intentially clipped your original
post and for the most part talked about the subject in general.
I think you are bothered by the fact it was pointed out.
> Well, I hear some donuts calling my name, and I've got to get there
> quick before all the cream filled ones are taken (Mmmmm donuts ...)
Its sometimes good to mingle with mere mortals. Have you ever asked
them a question about their interests/hobbies? Did they "shake their
head" in response?
Happy racing & enjoy the donut!