Re: Crank call
Aug 14, 1997 05:46 AM
by A. Safron
> From: Bart Lidofsky <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: Crank call
> Date: Wednesday, August 13, 1997 11:28 PM
> A. Safron wrote:
> > ----------
> > > From: Bart Lidofsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > Subject: Re: Crank call
> > > Date: Saturday, August 09, 1997 4:28 PM
> > >
> > > A. Safron wrote:
> > >
> > > > Perhaps this is the reason why membership is plummeting in the
> > > > TS organizations.
> > >
> > > You and I have different defintions of the word "plummeting".
> > >
> > Dear Bartsky,
> > I don't remember the original post at all, but here's a definition of "plummeting"
> > which we may use to discuss.
> > plum·met
> > verb, intransitive
> > plum·met·ed, plum·met·ing, plum·mets
> > 1. To fall straight down; plunge.
> > 2. To decline suddenly and steeply: Stock prices plummeted.
> > [Middle English plomet, from Old French, ball of lead, diminutive of plom, plomb, sounding
> > lead, from Latin plumbum.]
> I don't think that either definition applies to the reducing membership
> in the TS, which seems to be more on the slow but sure side (according
> to some, we are just on the wrong side of a sine curve).
Pehaps the word "plummeting" was used in exaggeration. On second thought, it sounds more like
something like a description of the stock market.
I wonder if it would be possible to get the membership number for each section and branch and
compare it to last year. After accessing it, we could discuss what is going right or going
right. Just a thought.
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