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Tell Us What You Think, What You Really Really Think

So………what do you think?  Seriously.  We have addressed a number of topics here at Underpinnings over the past six months, and we’ve had a bit of discussion.  Some guests also have contributed their thoughts, which have expanded our collective voice.

In the near future, we have quite a few different issues in the pipeline.  We will be posting one opinion that already has provoked some politely heated exchanges in the Underpinnings office.  (Helen and I were both educated by nuns, so we argue in a structured, courteous manner in which we repeatedly make sure we are not offending each other). In addition, we are going to write about – you guessed it – what happens when you sleep with someone at work. One reader has volunteered 10,000 words on this subject, but we don’t think this space is quite ready for the vocabulary involved.

But what else are you concerned about?  What makes you grit your teeth every day?  Is there a situation or hurdle that you would like to have us cover?  Do you have an experience you feel would be helpful for others?

Ideally, our posts are just starting points for longer discussions.  We certainly don’t have all the answers (unless we’re talking about football and/or lipstick), and input from you will provide a wider variety of perspectives from which our readers can formulate conclusions and opinions.

If you have a burning question or a pet peeve you would like to see addressed in this little digital cocktail party, please leave us a note in the comment section.  Or, if you would prefer a more private forum, send in an e-mail to  Feel free to rant or cry or pose philosophical questions. Plus, e-mails with details about great shoe sales are ALWAYS appreciated.

Please keep in mind that you are not obligated to use your real name when leaving comments on a post.  Perhaps your boss reads the blog regularly to try to figure out how to get rid of women in the workplace and he’s been looking for a reason to fire you and YOU REALLY HATE HIM.  Your perspective will be just as valid if you post as Carrie Bradshaw, or Wonder Woman, or Hermione Granger, or Scarlett O’Hara. Just try to remember not to use your boss’s name when you refer to that inbred, knuckle-dragging, personality-deficient eradicator of all hope in your comments.

We will wait with bubbling anticipation to hear your thoughts. Please do not pass up this opportunity to voice your opinion and make this forum more useful. We know you’re brilliant, and we can’t wait to see more proof. World domination starts here.

(Note: At least some of you had the Spice Girls singing in your head as soon as you read the title.  That little melody won’t go away easily.  Mission accomplished).

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