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Abe F. March
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PostSubject: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 11:18 am

You are given the opportunity to invite five people from this forum to an all expense paid meeting in a place of your choosing. What criteria would you choose in selecting those people?

Note: Five is the limit – no exceptions.
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 11:26 am

No exceptions, eh? Well, well, well, what a dilemma. Supposing that I invite myself, they will have to put up with my company, so the first criterion would be whether or not they would enjoy my company on an all expenses paid get-together.

Second criterion would be ensuring a balance of mixed company. As a female, therefore, I would invite two more females and three males.

Third criterion: I can't think of anything else. I'll be back when I've read a few more replies!

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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 12:28 pm

7/14/2010

First I would choose London, always wanted
to see it. The five people I would choose ?

1. Shelagh - For her knowledge of Writing
2. Alice - For Her humor
3. Betty - For her great stories
4. Ahad - Foe his knowledge of the universe
5. Abe - For his knowledge of Beirut
Sorry to say I also have to add David, he lives
in London , always loved his wit.

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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 12:48 pm

Good location Joe! Thanks for including me!

It would be an interesting evening if LC and Lin attended!

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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 1:40 pm

People would have to be talkative and open to new ideas.

Place would be at Betty's place. She could hire LC and Lin, Ahad, DK, DT, David, Mike, Rhett, Helen, and Carol to sing for us. Domenic will be the conductor. PA personnel will entertain! Al will play the piano.

fleamailman and vampire heart author will speak.
Don will jump out of an airplane for us
Charlie, jetski and Phil will philosophize.


Abe
Ann
Jim Smith
Joe
Shelagh



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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 1:40 pm

I liked the "criterion" better than naming names since I'm not on anyone's list....

1. A sense of humor
2. A peace maker
3. A variety of interests and ideas
4. Youth
5. Wisdom
6. Vitality
7. Intelligence
8. Balance gender, age and other factors for diversity
9. Vision
10. Ideas
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 1:45 pm

What do ya mean you are not on a list.

You are on my list as a performer.

Are you an ingrate? lol!



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The place New Zealand…a good excuse to go back and see it again.

The people…

Abe…to be able sit and talk with my friend face to face.

DK…to talk about sailing and seeing the world.

Madhatter (Rhett)…so no one gets too serious.

Lin…so I’ve got someone that can keep up when the Tequila comes out.

Alice…to make sure we don’t run out of things to talk about.

Shelagh…I’ve got to hear that accent first hand.



Several others, but Abe limited us to five.

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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 2:41 pm

7/14/2010

Sorry everyone , Abe had me boxed
into 5 people, I could have added everyone
I know here.......


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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 2:52 pm

dkchristi wrote:
I liked the "criterion" better than naming names since I'm not on anyone's list....

1. A sense of humor
2. A peace maker
3. A variety of interests and ideas
4. Youth
5. Wisdom
6. Vitality
7. Intelligence
8. Balance gender, age and other factors for diversity
9. Vision
10. Ideas
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 3:07 pm

D. J. (Don) Stephens wrote:


The place New Zealand…a good excuse to go back and see it again.

The people…

1. Abe[/b]…to be able sit and talk with my friend face to face.

2. DK[/b]…to talk about sailing and seeing the world.

3. Madhatter (Rhett)[/b]…so no one gets too serious.

4. Lin[/b]…so I’ve got someone that can keep up when the Tequila comes out.

5 .Alice[/b]…to make sure we don’t run out of things to talk about.

6. Shelagh[/b]…I’ve got to hear that accent first hand.



Several others, but Abe limited us to five.



You had best leave me behind-- i have obviously lost my mind. Sorry, I forgot you--have you as a jumper now. It would be no fun without you.
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 3:13 pm

LOL! Alice, there are six people on the list! I'm last, so I'd be the first to jump -- as long as it isn't freefall (and definitely not HALO!) Hypothetical Invitation MSN-Emoticon-parachute-174

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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 3:33 pm

Dear Abe,
I would invite 5 people who could invite 5 people and those five could invite five and so on. If the gathering was at my house, it would be a shebang for sure. It would have to be in the late fall after the air cooled.

What the heck. Anyone who wanted to come, could. I would not leave out one soul. You are all beautiful to me.


Love,
Betty


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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 4:30 pm

I fraternize with the hired help!

We will all have a great time.
Cardiac diets and all.

Strawberries and angel food cake. Yum, Yum, Yum!
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 4:31 pm

I'd bet we would have LOTS of surprises though some of you have met already - there's those who post less often - no one mentioned Ahad or DT who would certainly add an intellectual quality and some good conversation topics. E. Don Harpe used to post and Zada and several others. I did meet E. Don and his wife at a conference. Thanks Alice, I missed the entertainment. Hypothetical Invitation Icon_biggrin

I'd love to talk about sailing and world travel. Nobody really wants to anymore. It's like a dream that is no longer part of my life but instead served to develop a character named Melani in a book, Arirang: The Bamboo Connection.

Abe's original though is very like the executive games of who survives in a raft at sea - forcing criteria to select only five. He didn't force us to pick people, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 5:33 pm

Now way I could eliminate it down to five. I won't even try. My party will include everybody or I won't have one.

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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 6:41 pm

1. Hunky cute males (are there any in here?)
2. Fun-loving and sense of humor.
3. Sense of adventure
4. Good storyteller
5. Good sense of direction and can read a map.

The location would be Kinnitty Castle in Ireland.
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 7:18 pm

The hunky males are at the fire station in Bonita Springs posing for the charity calendar. Wow, where's that waste basket in a safe place for a fire?

I had snakes at 2:00 a.m. once and four policeman came, guns drawn, ax in hand. At 2:00 in the morning, they looked pretty good too. Even my 90 year old mother thought so. She found the second snake later while they were still in the driveway having a two-car convention.

Not sure about this forum; so far the avators are questionable as to who the actual authors might be in reality.
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 7:21 pm

DK,

Ahad and DT are singing with you! Jo Elle will sing now too.
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 9:12 pm

Interesting responses. I didn't ask for names for the obvious reasons. Excluding someone doesn't mean dislike.

With five people, I would want to be associated with those where we have something in common. Being an author is a given.
An example: DK is well-travelled with multi-cultural experience. Don served in the military and has a background in computers. I would select others based on some commonality or special quality that interests me.

With a large group, getting to know each person well is not possible.
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothetical Invitation   Hypothetical Invitation EmptyThu Jul 15, 2010 9:02 pm

Ew!

This is almost beginning to sound like that TV show "Survivor".

Except instead of who gets kicked off, it is who gets to go.

Still looking for one good hunk.

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