[bksvol-discuss] OT: nested parentheses

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 23:20:44 -0800 (PST)

Why avoid them? I've been thinking I should use them
more than the double-dashes (em dashes) that I use so
often. I think the parentheses might be less
confusing. I suppose, though, I should avoid both?

Cindy




 Oh dear I will 
> avoid nested parentheses in the future grin.
> 
> E.
> At 12:12 AM 12/5/2006, you wrote:
> >I think he should have waited to see if you needed
> >help and if he thought you did, he should have
> asked
> >first and not grabbed you. At least that's what I
> >would have done--and do if I see a person in a
> >wheelchair or a person with a white cane--which,
> for
> >some reason, I rarely see. On the rare occasions on
> >which I've seen a blind person with a white cane
> >coming toward me, I just step out of the way.
> >
> >As I said, these days I rarely see any blind
> >people--but when I do it's all I can do to keep
> from
> >asking if they're anyone I might know from
> bookshare,
> >knowing that some of you live in the L.A. and San
> >Diego areas.  One such person had called and was
> >supposed to come into the library on a day I was
> >working, but he didn't come before I had to leave.
> I
> >probably wouldn't have said anything to him anyway,
> >respecting his provacy, though I would have asked
> the
> >librarian his name.
> >
> >Bud, Do you ever come into Brentwood?
> >
> >Cindy
> >
> >Cindy
> >
> >Cindy
> >
> >--- Lora <loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > > Coming home today, I had to cross two streets in
> > > front of my house.  Neither
> > > is large (two lanes a piece), though one can be
> a
> > > little tricky to read at
> > > times.
> > >
> > > Nonetheless, I was certain of my crossing and
> > > started across the street.
> > > Suddenly, this guy appears out of nowhere and
> grabs
> > > my hand.  I snatched my
> > > hand back, and then he says, "I just want to
> help
> > > you."  I said, "I'm fine,
> > > I'm fine."
> > >
> > > For me, there's always a tiny pang at that
> point.
> > > Questions run through my
> > > head like:  "Did I screw up this crossing
> somehow,
> > > go against the light,
> > > anything?"
> > >
> > > I tucked my hand in my pocket (the other hand
> being
> > > busy with my cane) and
> > > crossed the street.
> > >
> > > I felt slightly bad afterward.  I'm sure the
> > > gentleman meant no harm, but he
> > > startled me.  I have always lived in big cities,
> and
> > > use a large dose of
> > > caution when traveling.  Mostly, though, I
> didn't
> > > feel afraid, just so
> > > unprepared for someone to appear from nowhere
> and
> > > grab me.
> > >
> > > I turned and crossed the other street, and he
> > > started to cross with me, but
> > > must have decided I'd make it without him,
> because
> > > he turned and went on his
> > > way.
> > >
> > > I'm not sure what I should have done, but that's
> > > probably the same reaction
> > > the next person would get under similar
> > > circumstances.
> > >
> > > Lora
> > >
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