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Lighten up is definitely not a compliment!!  I agree with you, Barbara.
Anyway, what's the point of a list if you end up deleting over half the
email before you read it because the information is useless.
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From: Sidney Liswood Library <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Monday, January 26, 1998 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: MEDLIB-L is for Professional Issues


>> I feel I must agree with Janice about the admonition to Gillian to
"lighten
>> up."  I perceived this and the following statement that "MEDLIBBERS
might
>> just happen to care about each other" as patronizing, and as implying
that
>> Gillian _didn't_ care.  Perhaps that was not Michelynn's intention,
but to
>> some of us, apparently, that's how it "sounded."
>
>The second comment notwithstanding, I vote for viewing any comment to
>"lighten up" NOT as a personal attack.  This is the kind of phrase you
>use when you assume someone is your friend, or, at least, friendly.
>
>In a way, it's a compliment.  One feels comfortable enough with someone
>they've never met (or have) to be personal.
>
>That's all, folks,
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