I like getting comments on here, especially from people who are new to "Matt's World of the Strange and Defiantly Leftfield". Even the trolls - they liven things up, after all, even if the realities that they present to me are so superficial that they run out of things to say, almost instantly.
The only thing is, I'm aware that most of the people who comment on here are, how should I put this? A little bit tender? I'm also aware that people rarely say outright the thing that it is that they want to talk about. And more than that, I'm aware that people, particularly those tender people I spoke of, are apt to interpret very nearly everything as a rebuff, principally because that is how they are used to being received.
And so, if they comment, and I say the "wrong" thing, they go back into their shells, and an opportunity is lost. I did think that I could mind read, at one time. And then I realized I was just following the pattern of people's speech. I was quite disappointed, to be honest! And now, if you will excuse me, I am going to go and practise legilimency!