Becky Says...

August 21, 2000

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When I'm offering an opinion on something, whether it's in private communication or in a public forum of some sort, I don't use the expression, "in my humble opinion." As I told a friend the other day, I don't have humble opinions.

If I've taken the time to FORM an opinion, I've put some effort into it. And I don't offer opinions until I'm sure how I feel about something.

Nor do I find that phrase appealing. Self-deprecating humor is fine, but that phrase crosses a line with me. It isn't funny, it's just self-deprecating. And I don't need to be that.

Opinions are just that---they're not the law of the land (except, of course, in Beckyland, where I do make the rules). Nor are they set in stone, never to change.

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Something I probably won't change my opinion on: spam. I got two pieces of it today in the "Becky Says" mail. The first was supposedly HTML mail (which I can receive), but was not done correctly. Since I wasn't in the mood to read source code, I deleted that one.

I also deleted the second missive. Its writer wanted me to order a "natural" version of Viagra.

I don't need that, thanks. At least not in my opinion!

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