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2004 Jun 30

12:52promise 

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From:augie_hyena
Date:2004 Jul 02 - 06:14 (UTC)
Promises...Hmm...not sure where I sand on that. Pointing at myself, I don't give promises. I give my word. People have tried to make me promise that I would return to Iraq unharmed. That was a promise I can't give, I can only tell a person that I'll do what I can in my power to return home, nothing more or less.

I guess a person can take a promise as a form of assurance or someones word with some insurance. Some people get the impression that between someone's word and a promise is that someone will give extra priority in a task (or whatever) that is labled as a promise. That's just my assumption.

Though I dont know where a really sand to someone's promise toward me. Perhaps it's the thought that counts? Not sure, some people's actions has discredited the word promise and make it turn into something taken lightly. I guess at one time, a promise was somthing of a word of honor.
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From:unayok
Date:2004 Jul 02 - 08:00 (UTC)
A "promise" and "your word" are supposed to be the same thing, as you basically said in the last sentence.

My experience (and yours, it seems) is that they no longer are. This is part of what started this whole entry.

unay