[sudo-discuss] Incident with Steeve of Sudoroom.

robb sf99er at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 12:38:41 PST 2018

if either party wishes for someone to help mediate this matter, i am

On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 4:09 PM, Steve Leach <stevenaleach at gmail.com> wrote:

> To the group as a whole, I apologizing for causing Robert stress, I did
> yell at him outside the Omni, though only with the intent of re-expressing
> something that I had expressed the previous day in a more clear and
> somewhat comedic manner. It seemed that perhaps with his high energy level,
> my normal tone the previous day had not registered because I hadn't
> bothered to sound upset. So today I intentionally let him know that I was
> upset. Now - the issue at hand is something I set myself up for: most
> nights, especially when it is raining, I have made it a habit of leaving my
> laptop in a basket under a table at the front. There's no pressing reason
> to leave it there - my little abode is waterproof and lockable, but not
> while I am asleep, and the unlikely scenario of someone opening the door
> while I'm unconscious and managing to walk off with my irreplaceable gear
> means I've felt safer leaving it semi-secured inside the building rather
> than with me at night. Two days in a row, however, I found the basket with
> my laptop bag sitting forlorn and alone in the middle of the floor in the
> general 'donataions/hack-this' zone where I couldn't blame anyone if they
> would have come before me and adopted it. I grumbled good naturedly at
> Robert yesterday, just to point out the situation that resulted when the
> table went away and suggested he should have taken the other table of the
> pair -- or move the basket under the remaining table instead.  Today, I
> found the same scenario repeated and decided to actually show that I was
> upset. If this apparently frightened or caused stress to Robert, I'm sorry
> - that was neither my intention nor at all expected. I just chose to be a
> little more theatrical and high energy in communicating with a boisterous
> high energy individual who had disregarded my previous attempts at
> communication. That he apparently mistook this as threatening is
> unfortunate and unexpected - again, I was just trying to more match his
> normal energy level and boisterousness since my more flat and
> matter-of-fact communication previously had not worked. Again, sorry to all
> for causing any unneeded chaos, and in the future I will avoid the problem
> by simply keeping my laptop with me at night and therefore not having to
> worry about it.
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