We Deleted Wash Machine Videos Because of Hate Mail and Political Correctness Police
The PC haters have won, exerting unjust influence and depriving what I believe is probably the majority here of your humor and insight. Anyone who actually watched the videos before they were removed could tell you were in no way insulting to women. In fact ignoring the local advise to get married so you have a wife to do your laundry and buying a laundry machine instead is respectful to women. Subsequently calling your washing machine your wife is a humorous reminder of the local culture in Togo. Please continue making videos of you being you and ignore future PC comments as you have in the past.
All this PC defecation reminds me of The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey Aesop A man and his son were once going with their donkey to market. As they were walking along by his side a countryman passed them and said, "You fools, what is a donkey for but to ride upon?" So the man put the boy on the donkey, and they went on their way. But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said, "See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides." So the man ordered his boy to get off, and got on himself. But they hadn't gone far when they passed two women, one of whom said to the other, "Shame on that lazy lout to let his poor little son trudge along." Well, the man didn't know what to do, but at last he took his boy up before him on the donkey. By this time they had come to the town, and the passersby began to jeer and point at them. The man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at. The men said, "Aren't you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor donkey of yours -- you and your hulking son?" The man and boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, until at last they cut down a pole, tied the donkey's feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey to their shoulders. They went along amid the laughter of all who met them until they came to a bridge, when the donkey, getting one of his feet loose, kicked out and caused the boy to drop his end of the pole. In the struggle the donkey fell over the bridge, and his forefeet being tied together, he was drowned.
I'll also add - what the Bard wrote - To thine own self be true. Fritz Perls founder of Gestalt Therapy with his wife said, "I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations, you are not in this world t live up to mine. If perchance we meet it's great if not it can't be helped. Please, put the videos back! Of #percent@# PC'e ers I am also reminded of the 1970s TV PS announcement - Troublesome people, are often people in trouble. Please, Andy, remember power for these PCs it is about control of what others think, and do the way THEY believe everyone should think. We use to call them dictators/fascist, and now we call them PC.
Last one I promise :-) “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.” â€• Charles Bukowski
What does this imply? You get your ass in a sling when listening to other people?
This is crazy. You made a joke. PC police gone too far perhaps. I think this and, I might add the africans telling you to 'get a wife', is humorous. Whoever these people are seriously need to get a life and live a little. A joke is not something to be taken seriously, that's what makes it funny. All the best comedians joke about topics far more controversial than this. Understood why you took the videos down (less problems etc) but honestly no need to.
I think it was hilarious, knowing that you are constantly asked where your wife and kids are.
And after your ass is in a sling you lose your ass?
I am astonished that anyone could have been offended by your humorous insight into the roll of Togo women. Whoever complained may have been a cloudy day or the were taking the piss.
Gawd,.. I an so tired of these PC Idiots Thats the problem with Internet, every half witted dork can now spout any crap or try to force their opinions down everyone's throat, especially a certain kind of female.
Oh dear I done it now, feel them foaming at the mouth already hovering over their keyboard with a vengeance! But from experience- if I may be permitted to say say Mr or Ms PC? - there is a certain kind of woman -and some men too- who seem to spend their entire life trying to be offended by something! Dont matter how innocent a remark is or meant as a joke, they will find something to be offended by!
In UK there is new nickname for that kind of woman now, after recent case where a woman outed a man for daring to make an innocent compliment about a photo on her profile - Nickname is "Feminazi"., which is kind of apt :-)
in that particular case also showed what hypocrites these types are-a newspaper delved into her background and showed on her social media sites she made comments about mens appearance- exactly the same kind of thing she moaned about when the man did it..
Anyway I am now offended by being offended and hope you are offended too, so lets all be offended together, eh? Ahh, Sod this I am having a drink ...which is probably going to offend someone Oh dear... I better shut up.
Andy, I have a couple questions for you. Did more than one person attack you or complain to you about this issue? Were they people who have joined this website? Or did they just email you directly? If they emailed you directly, then their communication to you stayed private but if not, were they a member who started damaging the website somewhere in the blogs? I see a lot of immature comments on the Internet that follow articles or blogs and esp on You Tube. It has occurred to me that many of these "commentors" could be children, adolescents, teenagers, youngsters who are naturally immature, who may be bored having all the time in the world to do whatever they want. PLUS these "commentors" could be coming from any corner or basement in the world from some backward culture minded creep or some feral, envious type person who loves fomenting negativity and destruction.
Now here's my 2 cents. If I were to develop a similar successful website and You Tube accounts such as yours, I might consider having an associate, a trusted friend to screen all commincations sent to me. In other words, they would simply DELETE every offensive attack so your mind and energy would not be wasted on such things. So here this hostile stranger(s) was successful in causing you to start unraveling your videos and your website that you so diligently work at everyday. And then it affects the continuity of your video blogs.
I once had a business where I canvassed neighborhoods with fliers selling my address signs. When I worked the hardest and most diligently where I may have put out several hundred in a day, my return in sales was anywhere from 1 to 4 percent. An indication that I was being the most successful and hitting the numbers at 4 percent was when I came home, I could always count on 1 or 2 voice mail messages screaming at me, threatening me, upset that I had left a flier at their door. So I let those calls ENCOURAGE me as a indication that I was reaping a lot of sales for the hard work I had expended.
Hi deb v I did areial photos of farm homes for a few years. When i came to a driveway that said , every 3 rd sales man will be shot and the 2 nd one just left. I would go to the door and qalmost always make a sale. The reason for the sign was because they couldent say NO.
Hi Tom, did you work for Air Photo where they use helicopters? The absolutely most FUN "job" I ever had was back in the good ole days selling Encyclopædia Britannica and I actually never went door-to-door. Most of my sales were made thru calling people off stacks of lead cards given to us where we'd make appointments for ourselves to give in home presentations. They'c also set up at fairs, conventions and malls and just ask me to show up to sell. It was great and they paid our generous commissions almost immediately. They gave us lots of give-aways to the customers to really help button down the sales. It was fantastic -- days when people valued real books.
Haters love the internet, especially when they can comment and spout their vitriol. I wish it were not true but wishing doesn't change anything. One needs to have thick skin to post on the internet. However, the good that it makes possible far far outweighs the bad that the haters bring, IMO.
NOTE: I am not putting the videos back up, and will explain at the end. Thanks for the support, and I love sharing my life by way of videos, often the good, the bad, and boring. This was not one person, it was many, but one member posted, and after a conversation with Bob in Vilcabamba on Skype, I decided to take the videos down. Bob is a typical lurker, does not really get the gist of the whole site, just jumps in thinking he understand, this is normal, about 99 percent, contempt, before condideration. He believed I was purposely provoking, so obviously people can misinterpret my fun. HoboTraveler is 15 years old, one of the oldest travel sites on Internet. In this time, we have experienced every possible problem, and we are still alive and kicking, and the verified system is part of stopping PC police, but there are holes in all system. I banned the older woman immediately, and this deletes all here post, she disappears from the site, along with post under her post. Please try to read that again, we have been up for 15 years, most ideas we have tried. There is a reason why Blog stop, it is the hater postings, that annoy us until we just stop. 15 year of experience how taught me: - Deb, your idea of moderation does not work. Banning members works, fast, quick, and easy, but requires super tech, which Andrew provides, and we developed our own system. The verified systems is working great. We love suggestions, and are always hoping the novel idea, outside the box one pops up, but few sites have 15 years of experience, think, Andrew has been working for over 10 years with me, we are old timers. What is a “Broken Window?” This is where a person say something, and suddenly a swarm of comments happen. Whether by accident, by design, or just demonic trolls, and flamers, a comment breaks a window. Then everyone around sees the broken window, and thinks it is ok to throw rock, comments start to fly like mosquitoes around the head. We at HoboTraveler have decided, no broken windows. Many people love to tell others how they are stupid, or infer, or insult, or double entendre their way, clever back handed insults, no respect, trying to be clever, not trying to helpful. Well, I have handle may 10,000 plus comments, and can feel the waves of emotion, and know that I accidentally created a broken window. It just does nobody any good to sit around discussing right, or wrong. We will not put them back up, a person lurking, who does not know, who does not read, who just want to join quickly, and try to break a window will continue, where there is one person, there are really 1000’s waiting. This never ends, it just keeps growing, so I stopped it. Solution: I need to find a good name, funny, something like a parable to talk about my Wash Machine, le machine de laver. I can give it a clever name, and we can all have a chuckle, and the lurkers, who just are wanting to find fault will not understand our insider story. So, please suggest a fun name, we can name the machine, so I do not have to boringly call it a wash machine. Thanks for the support. Note: In the future, we will have this link next to comments where 3 star people can click, and stop broken windows faster. -- Click if possible broken window, after 3 clicks, the thing goes to moderation. Please note, while I was moving, having Internet problems, I did not see any of the comments above. These could have all been horribly negative comments and we would have lost some good members who just cannot be bothered. We lose great people, when they see horrible comments, we must delete them quickly, or they think we agree, it is a catch 22, Thanks Andy Lee Graham