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Re: [at-l] Solophile's personal hangup

In a message dated 97-06-25 11:00:52 EDT, Solophile writes:
> Here I sit at the shelter, one female among 11 males, and because
> FireBall and I are thought of as partners, all questions and
> comments concerning thru-hiking are directed at him! 

If I were one of the other 10 males in the group, and I knew you two
were a couple, I would direct all questions to FireBall too... while
occasionally glancing your direction to indicate I was talking to
both of you.  This is the best way to question you without
"threatening" FireBall.  Let's face it, I don't think he'd like it if
10 guys (or even 1 or 2) crowed around you -- it would appear to be
too flirtatious.  Don't take their questioning him as an insult to
you.  Take it as a compliment.  Most guys have been so beaten up in 
this area that they go out of their way to avoid any type of 



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