Dear Clifford


Dear Clifford,

I am confused, lonely and slowly going out of my mind. Perhaps you can allay my fears and provide me some relief from my anxiety?

Today I actually got access to THE BUS CLUB and noticed someone in the chat room so I sent a message …. “What’s up?” And he came right back to me, and we started to chat.

After a few moments he said to me. “Can I just say what a relief to find somebody that genuinely understands what they are talking about on the web. You certainly realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More and more people have to look at this and understand this side of your story. I was surprised you’re not more popular given that you surely possess the gift.”

Pleasantly surprised I said to him, “Really? Those in charge threw me off this board months ago.”

And then he said, “This isn’t Clifford?” and I said, “Oh hell no, this is BoxcarOkie.”

At that point my computer coughed, growled somewhat, hissed and acted like it was trying to cough up this huge hairball from Denny’s or something and my screen went dead.  Shot me down faster than a Mau-Mau Fighter Pilot.

What do you think all that was about?

Jus Sayin

2 thoughts on “Dear Clifford

  1. I just reminds me as to why I don’t do Facebook ! Several years ago when Facebook started cranking up, I received dozens of emails from “lost” classmates I’d not seen/heard from since high school asking me if I wanted to be “friended” if that’s a word? I replied to all of ’em that I didn’t do Facebook and months later learned that it was a “contest” to see how many “friends” the individual (s) could collect ! I still get a few emails now ‘n then wanting me to look at some various pictures and all, but can’t see doing that.


    • As I enter into my third month of the FaceBook experience (if you can call it that) I find it to be mostly disappointing and to some point, intrusive into my personal life. I do not friend random individuals, just those that I personally know, and those that ask to be friended. I have 63 friends on FB, but I have seen folks with 1,000+ which to me is ludicrous.

      From the standpoint of a social media, a communications tool, a place to meet and renew old friendships, I would venture to say it is a miserable failure. People are quick to point a mouse at something and click on it, but it is even more rare for them to “actually write something personal, or share their respective life” online. You don’t have to be creative on FB all you have to be capable of is a quick cut and paste, click a button and automatically you are sharing SOMEONE ELSE’S THOUGHTS but not yours.

      There is also nothing on FaceBook that cannot wait. I look at it as nothing more than a hobby and nothing more.



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