At a social gathering or party, what do you say...

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Run.... like.... the.... wind....!

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The answer is that, quite frankly, it makes you look dumb.  Putting periods when there should be a question mark is not a generational thing.  It's an intelligence thing.
It doesn't matter if you care or not.  If you didn't care, but had good grammar, puctuating properly would be instinctual and take no effort.  Incorrect punctuation takes effort for someone who knows how to use it properly.  By the same token, it's easier to spell correctly than incorrectly for someone who can spell.

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wind3574 wrote:Why the hell would I care about using proper punctuation on this forum. You obviously didn't grow up in my generation. Same reason you don't always use proper table manners at home.....

Ever think maybe your generation is the product of:
 
1)  A failed education system and,
 
2)  Dual income families where the parents did not have the time or the inclination to help their children advance their communication skills?
 
Do you suppose that is why you sound "retarded" (you and Spiff love to use that word) when you communicate? It shows laziness and lack of class and understanding when you use terms such as that.  There are really 2 choices here.  Either you are stupid or you just don't care how you come across.  Either way, it's shameful.

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And Wind, if you are as great as you think you are why not just go Indy right now ? You don't need Jones to take 65% from you. Why use them as a crutch ? If you are doing Seg 3 numbers out of the gate and that will obviously be sustained (in your mind) , keep it for yourself.

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Morphius wrote: Wind,

The fact that you are a rookie is not the problem. Your problem, to paraphrase a former president, is not that you are ignorant, but that you know so much that isn't so.

At this point you have, at best, a cursory understanding of the regulatory and compliance environment that you have encountered in your short experience, and obviously almost no real understanding of the actual compliance requirements and practices in the various independent channels. Unfortunately you have demonstrated that you are not one to let mere ignorance deter you from sounding off.

You don't even know what you don't know, but based on what you think you know and your stated beliefs, you should really contemplate a move to Russia, where you could have even more people looking over your shoulder and watching you, which you have clearly stated is a good thing, and something that your are grateful for.

But I digress. We have seen this movie far too many times before, so we know how it ends. You will never seriously consider the most important thing that could help you - that you and your arrogant ignorance are your own worst enemy right now. Instead you will bluster about how you are different and how much more you know than all us clueless old farts and how good you are at this and how fast you started and how highly ranked you are compared to your peers. You will miss the irony that roughly 90% of these peers you are so proud of beating will soon wash out of the business.

You will protest that you are just trying to be part of the conversation, and ask if your opinion doesn't count. And you will point out that you have personally witnessed experienced FAs not meeting your standards of intelligence or competence or ethics or whatever, ergo all experienced FAs are clueless. Finally you will whine about how negative vets on this forum are since they don't respond to the rookie sensations as you would have them respond.

In short, you will likely do and say anything to avoid the one unpleasant reality that could save your career: that if you knew half as much as you think you do, you would be twice as likely to talk half as much and listen twice as much.

And next month, and the month after that, and the month after that, we will be subjected to yet more new hot shots just like you, each one certain that time began with them; each one masters of the universe just waiting to save the world. The names change, but the songs remain the same. It is worse than watching reruns of reruns.

So forgive us clueless old farts if we neglect to afford you the respect and homage that you believe ought to be yours by virtue of already becoming a legend in your own mind after several whole months of practice. It's nothing personal, it's just that we have already spent so much energy fawning over and applauding the hundreds of other winds who have blown through here in the past, and we have to save some energy for the next few gusts that are about due to blow in.

I guess I forgot to mention that you would also start babbling incoherently in multiple directions at once, prattling on about silly made up "issues" like why does such-and-such a person have time to post here (ouch, there's a zinger!), and so-and-so eats chips at his desk (now THERE is a critical issue that someone needs to get to the bottom of FAST!), and - why not? - throw out something about B shares and impugn the ethics and morals of everyone in the business other than you, blah, blah, blah.

Much easier to toss out a bunch of irrelevant, mindless spittle every which way at once than it is to actually stay on topic and engage the real issues, which you are unable to discuss anyway. It's like watching a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar start rattling on in an attempt to distract. Juvenile and pathetic.

Maybe you will understand if I put it to you in your native tongue:

yore .... reel .... problum .... is .... NOT ... that ... you ... r .... a .... rookie ... ur ... prollum .... is .... you .... want .... two ... pretend .... even ... 2 urself .... that ... u ... allreedie ... no .... evry thing .... u kneed ..... to .... no ..... and ... witch ... tuk .... years ... 4 the ....rest .... of ... us .... 2 ... lurn....

in ..... short .... ur .... prblm .... is .... not .... vets .... or ... me .... or ... others .... here .... it ...is ....U.

The good news is that it is a problem that is easily corrected, as it relies entirely on you. The bad news is most people suffering from this problem lack the maturity and strength to do what is necessary to correct it.

OK, this is where you can respond with some other mindless,irrelevant barb in another futile attempt to distract from your uncomfortable reality.    

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Wind, of course you are flattered.  He wrote about you.  For you, this board isn't about trying to be helpful to others or even to learn.  It's about being the center of attention.  I'm glad that we can accomodate that need of yours. 
 
By the way, that trait probably makes Jones a good place for you.  You need to be recognized for what you do and you'll get much more recognition at a place like Jones than many other places.   (That isn't meant as any sort of negative towards Jones.)

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wind3574 wrote: lol....Morphius, I am flattered. You wasted half a page on me!
Wasted is exactly right. Anything and everything done for YOU is wasted. But you miss the point entirely: I was never writing for you. This isn't about YOU. This was NEVER about you. You are irrelevant, and beyond hope anyway.   

Fortunately, other rookies with more brains and honesty than you will also read those words, not just today but in the future, and some will take them to heart and be better for them. For those people, nothing was wasted. You, like other idiots before you, have already served your purpose:

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Morphius wrote: wind3574 wrote: lol....Morphius, I am flattered. You wasted half a page on me! Wasted is exactly right. Anything and everything done for YOU is wasted. But you miss the point entirely: I was never writing for you. This isn't about YOU. This was NEVER about you. You are irrelevant, and beyond hope anyway.    Fortunately, other rookies with more brains and honesty than you will also read those words, not just today but in the future, and some will take them to heart and be better for them. For those people, nothing was wasted. You, like other idiots before you, have already served your purpose:
 
 
 
 
 

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Spiff and B24 must be so proud.

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wind3574 wrote: Of course, i don't think it's really wasting it, because it gives you something to do............since you have time and all....
Oh, my.   That sure set ME straight, didn't it?! Having time on a Saturday and all.   

No matter how hard you might try, you're still clueless AND irrelevant.

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wind3574 wrote: but i'm still wasting your time:)
And that will no doubt be the crowning achievement in your life.

   

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At a social gathering or party, like a wedding, birthday party, etc...what do you say when someone asks "What do you do?".
 
I want to let them know that I can likely help them but I don't want to come off as too forward during those social circumstances.

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Morphius wrote: wind3574 wrote: but i'm still wasting your time:) And that will no doubt be the crowning achievement in your life.    
 
I am going to have to disagree Morphius, touring with GnR is his crowning achievement.

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1. More evidence of your towering intellect. The expression, lad, is "crowning" achievement, not "crown." But you would have had to stay in school past 8th grade to learn that, and we already know from your amazing grasp of punctuation, capitalization and spelling that you never got that far. You probably have to resort to initials for a first name so you don't spell it wrong.

2. If wasting our time here is anywhere in your top 100 achievements, you're even more pathetic than I had imagined.

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He might be a king of some small country, so it would be a crown achievement.

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Well Wind you definately have a fan club.

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wind:  You were a successful musician and you chose to give it up and become an advisor.  What gives?
I asked you once before and you never responded:
 
What are you telling people that so moves them to transfer accounts to you at the doorstep?
 
What investment(s) are you using?

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Searay79 wrote:Well Wind you definately have a fan club.
It would only be appropriate that windy's fan club would be composed of other people who can not even spell. 
 
Definitely appropriate, Rain Man.  Definitely. 
 
But .... you .... really .... need .... to .... work .......... on .... your...............punctuation..... too!

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windy ...... guess ..... the ....... truth ..... hurts .............

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Pot meet kettle Morpheus.......

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Searay79 wrote: Pot meet kettle Morpheus.......
Dumb, meet dumber.

Maybe if you were not so new or could read old posts you would already know the answer to this: that someone might actually INTENTIONALLY choose a user name that is close to, but not identical in to, a well known name.

Although perhaps that's not the case in your situation, Sea_Ray, it is DEFINITELY the case with at least some others.

Are you really sure you want to make your bed with the likes of windy, who thanks to his own attitude is unlikely to ever receive any help from vets here? Or do you think it might make more sense to not intentionally alienate those who could easily help you?

Your call. It doesn't much matter to me.

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Morphius wrote: Searay79 wrote: Pot meet kettle Morpheus....... Dumb, meet dumber. Maybe if you were not so new or could read old posts you would already know the answer to this: that someone might actually INTENTIONALLY choose a user name that is close to, but not identical in to, a well known name. Although perhaps that's not the case in your situation, Sea_Ray, it is DEFINITELY the case with at least some others. Are you really sure you want to make your bed with the likes of windy, who thanks to his own attitude is unlikely to ever receive any help from vets here? Or do you think it might make more sense to not intentionally alienate those who could easily help you? Your call. It doesn't much matter to me.

Where did I say I had Windy's back?  Morphius, the sarcasm has you...
 
If I alienate you because I misspelled a word or forgot to put a comma in a forum post than so be it. I am not perfect, and this is not an English class.
 
Edit: Just in case you miss the point of the above post, RELAX... It's a public forum after all . It's not personal.

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Searay79 wrote: Where did I say I had Windy's back?  Morphius, the sarcasm has you...
 
If I alienate you because I misspelled a word or forgot to put a comma in a forum post than so be it. I am not perfect, and this is not an English class.
 
Edit: Just in case you miss the point of the above post, RELAX... It's a public forum after all . It's not personal.
This may not be an English class, but if people "miss the point" of what you have written, it may be precisely because you have not written clearly enough to accurately convey your point and the tone you intended.

We can't hear your tone of voice or see your expression. All we have to go on is the written word, including spelling and punctuation. That is why it matters exactly what you write and how you write it - because we can't read your mind, only your words exactly as you write them. So choose them carefully, especially when you opt to join in a heated discussion such as we were having with windbag, or blithely toss in a 'pot meet kettle' type of remark.

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