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cryptic


...as long as you keep your mouth shut, you can ride the fence to your heart's content and suffer neither side's antagonism.

(that is, you can maintain an opinion that is disapproved of by both sides.)


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misemifein2 ══╣╠══
Apart from the side that says "hey you, get off my fence!"

Depends how high the fence is, you want to be able to climb back over if it turns out you're wrong. Or stay on the fence until it's irrefutably proved one way or the other.

It is only really when a person starts having views on things that they start having disagrements with people, obviously, otherwise there would be nothing to disagree on. I would rather have someone sit on the fence than believe in something I thought was wrong though. There's a lot of different fences out there.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
I would rather have someone sit on the fence than believe in something I thought was wrong though. There's a lot of different fences out there.

I'm with you there!
writer_lilies ══╣╠══
Usually I'm on the fence when it's none of my business, but people tell me things wanting me to say something...despite it not being my business. -_- Who the hell wants to be bothered with someone else's baby mama drama? So glad I don't have kids.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
;-) hee hee!
kmiotutsie ══╣╠══
yeah, that works until someone demands that you get off the fence, or you get stuck in the middle of a situation for which you have to get off the fence and get moving
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
true true -- on this issue I think all of my friends are scared that I'm on the opposite side, so they don't ask. ;-)
kmiotutsie ══╣╠══
haha!
that's one way to deal with it =) which issue is this?
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Re: haha!
That, my dear, is why the post was titled "cryptic."
kmiotutsie ══╣╠══
ah!
i see!! heehee
eternitywaiting ══╣╠══
True.
Too bad it would be the most boring, futile, and useless existance. :-/
belenen ══╣shimmering╠══
Re: True.
well, it's frustrating for me to be silent on any issue... but this is one case where I am not sure if I am right or not, and I don't want to be pushed into defending something that I'm not even sure that I believe.
ex_alariya46 ══╣╠══
True... but who couldn't use a good war periodically? Besides, fence sitting isn't as much fun when it's electric... *rubs backside in painful remembrance*
belenen ══╣giggling╠══
hee hee hee
individuality ══╣╠══
as someone else said there's a lot of different fences in the world.

but generally speaking I have no respect for people that don't voice their opinions and just sit idly by letting things they disagree with happen, even if what they agree with isn't the same as what I agree with at least they're doing something about it.

but amoungst other things, fence sitting between friends / family having arguments, that's fine.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
well, it's frustrating for me to be silent on any issue... but this is one case where I am not sure if I am right or not, and I don't want to be pushed into defending something that I'm not even sure that I believe.
jedibubbles ══╣╠══
Ah, but the catch there is keeping your mouth shut. ^_~ And if you can't keep your mouth shut, then either there are truly 3 sides to the issue, or you're not really on the fence.

(And if that was about me not indulging your curiosity, sorry. That misunderstanding was between me 'n' Joe, and, for the time being, I didn't feel like trumpeting it to the rest of the world. I just needed to vent.)
belenen ══╣honesty╠══
hee hee, no, it wasn't about that.

Though, unrelatedly, I confess to being a little agitated, 'cause I feel like you have a (slight, maybe, but real) issue with me that you haven't told me about. And that's your prerogative, but I hate the idea that I might be causing you discomfort/irritation/to think poorly of me/etc. without knowing it.
youraugustine ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
the choice not to choose is also a choice. And in some things, will make those who have chosen even angrier.

Very true.
ohsaycanyousay ══╣╠══
That's how I fly low under the radar at work.
I keep my mouth shut.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
'tis an especially useful skill at work, isn't it? If I was totally open at work, I'd have a lot of people disliking me at least, and maybe get fired. I prefer for them to think that I'm sweet and quiet. ;-)
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