Last week Rob St. Amant did a post here at Open Salon called “To be, or... wait, I know this...” in which he offered some famous misquotes and people joined in for some good cheer. Since it's a holiday, I thought I'd try a similarly light thing today...
When the net was quite young, I was surprised to find that someone had placed some text I'd said in a private conversation in a place that was available to the world. It seemed to place me in a bad light, and I was unsure of how to cope.
[It] would have taken hours to be fair and we're not employed to do that sort of thing.
I eventually coaxed someone to put "(out of context)" after my initials to make it more obvious, at least, that there was a back story not contained in this seemingly heartless statement.
By now I've learned to have a sense of humor about it, since it's now possible to find quite a wide variety of strange things I've said and this one is pretty much lost in the noise.
Anyone else got a good out-of-context quote to share?
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