We are all grown adults, and not everyone will see eye to eye on all subjects.
I am sure we will all meet up at the weekend and shake hands and have a drink together, eat some good food.
WHOA! WHOA! SLOW DOWN HERE! CHILL FOLKS! DEEP breaths! C'mon guys. We can get through this. All is good. The written word can be interpreted many different ways. No offence was meant I am sure. I was out of line! I brought in a subject that just should not have been here. No politics and no religion. I want to see all of the members on that weekend and I am CERTAIN all the "old core" members feel the same. We are not about this. We are about "spreading the word and having a good time!!! Done! OVER and ENDED! PLEASE!
Can we get back to who is coming and how many folks should we plan for?
If it helps I knew what you meant, timing was just unfortunate God bless to all of those lost or hurt and their families too
I got a bit of batter myself a couple of weeks ago for a miss understood comment so you are not alone but over it now. The thing is talking, commenting even disagreeing fervently about BBQ and smoking is where you get the very, very best from these guy and they are really good at what they so don't be put off.
But......... now and again a nerve is hit and the orange box comes out to rant but if its not about Q then its bad on you!!!!!
I too am considering the trip and having doubts cos I aint into controversial crack either just humour but I'm warming up again
Oh for crying out loud, when I first read your post my first thought was to apologise. But why? I am fully aware what you are referring to (I think the French incident). My post (said in jest, I have an very awful sense of humour - it comes of working for years in the emergency services) was posted prior to me seeing the news with regard to a decapitation. That said it bares no reference to the French crime and was never meant to. If you perceive it that way its down to the joys of political correctness and all its faults.
For your information, I as a person am totally against the death sentence for any crime and would argue against it with any one - as I say my comment re Madame Gulliotine was a joke!!!
May be I should cancel my reservation for the smoking weekend if everyone is so easily offended or may be you all think I'm not one to fit in.
I'm easy guys and never one to deliberately offend. So just let me know, I've only paid a deposit, I can well afford to lose it.
I suppose It comes back to me for a response and cover your points:
If a group of us were all stood around at the BBQ weekend having a chat, a bit of banter and taking the piss, as you do, and you made the same comment, that comment is over in a split second, finished, gone. Depending on who was stood around would determine the reaction of the group. I would have verbally responded and we most likely would have agreed to disagree, or whatever you call it and that would be the end of it. Move on, next Conversation.
As this is a forum, whatever is written is there for every member, not just the UK forum members but also every member from Smoking Meat Forums to potentially read that post. Therefore you don't know who is reading your comments & how it could effect them. Unfortunately you might be writing it in jest, but I do not know that, as I do not know you as a person, I have never met you, and I cannot judge your body language, I hope you see where I am coming from?
This is a forum so there is going to be a difference of opinion, so if you are going to write something controversial you should be prepared to be criticised.
I don't know if you will fit in, I don't know if I will fit in, but we will never know if we don't turn up. If you feel you have to cancel the weekend because I have passed comment that is your choice, But I would rather you didn't, as it is going to be a good laugh.
Just to set the record straight I am not a fully signed up member of the PC brigade and I don't see things through rose tinted glasses. I served 14 years in the Army and have worked for 20 years in the NHS before my calling to sell a better quality of Smoking Wood.
As far as I am concerned it is water under the bridge, and I hope to see you at the Smoking Weekend.
p.s On a lighter note, there is no point in crying out loud...... I won't be able to hear you and it will only annoy your neighbours!
I MESSED UP! Brought in a topic that has NO business here! Can we kiss and make up please. No one meant offence. WOW! You boys can be a little "touchy". Do I need to bring my guns to the weekend?? Are you sure you aren't closet REDNECKS??
Please guys. Draw a line. OVER. We don't need to go here. Not what we are about. Of course tempers may flair but bring it back to earth. Please.
As above I am hoping to join you all Saturday Afternoon/Evening as I am local and it would be rude not to show! I hope parking will be easy? Is there a carpark? I hopefully will be able to find my way.. I'm going to use my nose to sniff you all out haha!
I look forward to tasting some dam fine BBQ
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