Do any of you remember the old show Truth or Consequences? Yikes....certainly not me. Must have been my Mom who told me....lol. Anyway, you have to wonder in Internet World just who is telling the "real stuff" and who is fibbing just a little.....or a lot. Seems that I remember a VTer in the not-so-distant past who suddenly died because she could not face her self- appointed duty of helping another VTer organize a meet. Another one appeared to be ever so friendly, when in fact, she was merely doing self- serving research. Recently I have discovered others telling interesting stuff in here that I have found out later simply is fiction. I think that is why I like meeting other VTers in person at meets. At least I can feel and think that they are real indeed. Are you real? Do you tell the truth in here? I have to smile when I think about the criminals in court who swear on the Bible to tell the truth....... So.....fess up .....lol. Which side of the fence are you on? Truth or Consequences.....
I am actually a hologram. I just wish the programmer had made me a bit more handsome!
Oh yes Kathy, with me what you see is definitely what you get. I guess the only thing I would say, is probably the reverse of it...a bit... I am told I sound rather "posh" and sometimes this make people equate me with being "prim and proper" or "stuck-up", aloof, even. Hahaha!!! Then they get to know me and find I can swear like a trooper (only when really angry), have a filthy sense of humour, which can be very droll also. A bit of a chameleon in appearance I suppose. I lean towards a classic style of dress, and yet, love hippy-chick, bohemien style too. On here, I am still me. Some days on Misc. I am in an argumentative, sarcastic or short tempered mood...and it shows! Other days, I am ponderous, serious, sentimental, silly...just myself really. :o)
Oh, and I'm not really a handsome black cat. There is a picture of me on my pages. :o))
Fergie....you are handsome enough!~! You know, a little exaggeration I suppose is OK....but I tend to believe everthing I am told....and then feel so gullible when I find out parts are not true. Perhaps disappointment is a better term.
Yes Mim. You are a beautiful lady. I never mistook that handsome black cat for you....lol. I think a lot of folks appear "proper" on paper or online and then when you meet them in person, they "loosen up" and laugh etc.
I don't remember the exact programme, not least because it was never shown in the UK. But I get the gist... I too have spotted several members over the years who, shall we say, 'tweak' the truth somewhat (or even quite a lot). The anonymity of the internet allows that to happen so much more easily than reality. But as for me: I am real and I am dead straight (i.e. not manipulative, devious or dishonest). I don't think I'm much different in real life from how I present myself here but you'd have to ask the many VT-ers who have met me about that! The main difference, I think, is that I do have an accent of sorts and I do not speak as I generally write on VT. I use a more formal and grammatically correct style here, so that members and visitors who do not have English as their first language can more easily understand. Do I tell the truth? About myself: yes. About and towards others: as far as it is courteous to do so. I am often far more restrained on the forums than I would be in reality. :-)
But I do not look like St Christopher, of course. I think?
I can, btw, confirm that Fergy is real. :-)
I sure hope he is J, I am hoping to sing along with him in a few weeks time! :-))
I have also met other VTers in person and think they can vouch for my "realness". For years I did not post any pictures of myself. But after attending a couple meets, I knew my picture was going to show up in the meets pictures, so I thought I might as well post one. Perhaps some people need to have some sort of say, so they tell something not quite true. As long as I do not use it in some way which harms me, then there is no real harm done. Except I am disappointed in believing the person. Such is life.....move on Kathy. :-)
And Kathy, as for the "Beautiful Lady"!!! Well thank you very much, but "I'm too old to be beautiful, to young to retired, and too tired to have a lover! Hehehe.
Yes hubby does have his own worm, yes I am obsessed by poodles, yes all the daft things I write about really do happen, yes the poodle piddled in the paint tray (which one is a moot point) and yes I've lived all over. Nope I don't lie because it is difficult enough to keep track of the truth when all these stupid things happen to me. Yes we have a wildlife garden, yes I live in a wet cold country, yes I like to travel. Nope I don't like scroungers, nope I don't like when people try and scam me or are late or get cross with me if they are having a bad day or are jealous. Nope I can't stand cruelty to animals, cold and wet, bagpipes. Yes I get bees in my bonnet about benefit cheats, lazy people, drug addicts, people who want to play the *victim*, people who squeak about *rights* when they are not prepared to contribute to society, fanatics and the opinionated uneducated eg the bore in the pub.
*** W *** O *** W *** Sue.....tell us like it is......lol.. you go girl!!! :-)
I asked hubby today whether he thought I was a bit too gung ho with honesty. He said: 99% of people are good honest and caring. It's the other 1% that cock it up for everyone else. He may have a point.
I always say the truth; even on VT.
yes, everything on all my pages is of course true; I have always been truthful as it was one of parents very specific teachings and as said, who could keep up with the lies one would tell!?!? But on VT it seems as if only certain strains of 'truth' are tolerated; if someone else doesn't agree, then get them DELETED!! HA! how small-minded and petty if one believes that everyone else should think as they do and can't give space to it otherwise.
I think we you see is what you get as far as I am concerned. I try always to speak the truth but sometimes it's better of keep my fingers off the keyboard in the interest of politeness. So my picture is me (taken yesterday) and my words are me. I have no time for those who don't speak the truth to the best of his/her ability.
LOL Diane. I like your "picture taken YESTERDAY". I try to keep mine current also. Honest to goodness pictures.....good idea. :-)
Not sure it is a good idea. I was having a bad hair day, hadn't shaved for about a week and was wearing my slobbing around the house in scruffy clothes to do housework. I think I'll stick to the pic I've got, which I quite like. I look nearly human in it.
You really don't want to see me as I look now... it's not normal. Brushed, washed, dressed in Jaeger and with a poodle on my lap..... I wouldn't want to give you the wrong impression..... Come on over to my place: zunkies.com/group.php?id=446... register and find danny's chat and music chatroom
I have to admit that I'm not nearly as smart , complex, or worldly as I purport to be here. The charade is over.
You didn't fool me for one minute Davie.....lol
Kaspian and I are identical twins :o)
Well!!!I am a very lousy fibber,I tried it a few times with the nuns and got severely punished for it so I soon learnt telling the truth was much easier (even though I was still punished) lol. What you see is what you get with me (wrinkles,warts and all)I have no reason to lie/fib/pretend/embellish etc etc etc about myself or my life.The only thing 'false' about me is my teeth. And!!I really do enjoy a glass or two of red wine each evening. I prefer to write the way I think and feel even though some members may not like it.I am very 'real' and I just feel sad for those members who feel the need to be anybody but themselves. Love & hugs ((())) Dorrise
Well, Dorrise, and I quote, "I tried it a few times with the nuns and got severely punished for it so I soon learnt telling the truth was much easier (even though I was still punished) lol." No surprise there given recent "problems" with the Roman Catholic Church. So if telling lies and telling the truth both attracted punishment, what exactly was your incentive not to lie?
Dester, Song and Leics are most definitely are the real deal; I can vouch for that. But Dester told a 'lil fib; he's a smart cookie. :O)
Well, if it is one thing you might know about me, it is that I joke / tease a whole lot. Just like my reply to Davie. Kate said that I was the "real deal" and she probably knows that I do tease and joke a lot. I am serious when I need to be, but other than that, let's have some fun. :-)
I also like to tell the truth and not con people, so sometimes rather than offend VTers in the forum answers, I back off and say nothing. Then other times, I just cannot sit idly by and keep quiet. The subject is just too important to me so I speak up. Fortuantely, when the dust settles, most of us are still friends.....:-).
Fergy,my incentive not to 'lie' was that I needed to remember what I had lied about and I soon realised my memory was'nt that good.Stumbling and fumbling around in my memory bank in front of an angry nun I was soon caught out in a lie and my face was a dead give away,I was very naive.Being punished for telling the truth was unfair but back in my school days we were punished for anything and everything and accused of having impure thoughts we didn't even know existed.I just hated being caught out in a lie/fib and the guilt would eat at me.I can't remember how many times I confessed 'my sins' and was reminded I was a wicked evil child and GOD would punish me if I didn't mend my ways. So I am much happier telling the truth..I really have nothing to hide and I am cool with who I am. Dorrise xx
I rest my case.