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13 Nov 2018 8:50 p.m. PST
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Personal logo PrivateSnafu Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2018 10:03 a.m. PST

It's not a word I use frequently in conversation but I found myself using it today. I was being obstinate with good reason. The other person was wrong, it was a math error so not debatable.

It got me thinking, How obstinate am I really? I suppose there could be a range from 'never' to 'every chance I get'.

How obstinate are you in wargaming? How obstinate in everyday life?

Do you stubbornly refuse anything but the d6? Do you insist on "proper" wargaming? Can no one persuade you that opportunity fire is not essential for modern combat games?

Please provide hilarious responses below.

Mick the Metalsmith23 Apr 2018 10:27 a.m. PST

How dare you insinuate that I am obstinate…obstinate, I'll show you obstinate…slamming of door noises.

Bismarck23 Apr 2018 10:50 a.m. PST

Get off my lawn, kid!

Moonbeast23 Apr 2018 10:51 a.m. PST

I refuse to answer the question, good day to you sir. :)

Dynaman878923 Apr 2018 11:12 a.m. PST

I'll have to let others decide, my guess is "very" at this point. I do know I am getting moreso by the minute.

Cerdic23 Apr 2018 11:50 a.m. PST

Depends. I can be obstinate when I want to.

I hate buses. Bloody things think they own the road, just pull out in front of you, and stuff like that.

I once met a bus coming the other way down a narrow suburban road with cars parked down both sides. The only gap was on his side and was big enough for him to pull over. But he didn't. He went past the gap and we met bumper to bumper. He assumed I would reverse. Big mistake!

So, after it became obvious neither of us was going to back up, I just got out of the car and walked away taking the keys with me. The look on the bus drivers' face was priceless!

Thing is, I didn't care 'cos it wasn't my car…

Blount Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2018 11:54 a.m. PST

I refuse to say.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2018 2:56 p.m. PST

Well my wife thinks I'm stubborn sometimes, but I'm usually right. LOL

Legion 423 Apr 2018 2:58 p.m. PST

Well … my nickname when I was an ROTC Cadet was appropriately(?) – "Rock" … huh? So …

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2018 2:59 p.m. PST

This obstinate….


Daithi the Black23 Apr 2018 5:59 p.m. PST

I *was* obstinate, but it takes a lot of energy, you know? It's just so much easier to go with the flow, man. If we can all just hang out and groove on the fun in gaming instead of, like, arguing over the rules, that'd be far out.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Apr 2018 6:03 p.m. PST

You can't make me say!

zoneofcontrol23 Apr 2018 6:32 p.m. PST

I used to be but I went to a friend's Obstinatrition and had it terminated before it came to full term.

Walking Sailor Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2018 8:56 p.m. PST

I am Obdurate, Conscientious, Deliberate. I have standards which I do not Obfuscate, Compromise, Debate. I, in the face of others who are either ill-bred or have allowed themselves to degenerate to be ill-mannered, remain Orthodox, Constant, Doctrinaire.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Apr 2018 5:19 a.m. PST

Wargaming? Not much. Wargame rules are formal systems, and thus are incomplete with respect to the performance space of a wargame. So, sometimes you gotta bend. I will be operationally and tactically obstinate if that is the role I am playing in the scenario.

Real life? Assuming I have a "real life", extremely. My job is to keep people from getting killed when we field new technologies. I'm pretty inflexible about that. That doesn't mean that I can't accept that we will accept risk – life is an inherently risky undertaking. I am, however, very obstinate about the difference between deliberately accepting risk and ignoring it.

Old Wolfman24 Apr 2018 6:55 a.m. PST

From time to time.

Walking Sailor Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2018 6:57 a.m. PST

All right , I thought about this , slept on it. I AM NOT OBSTINATE. I am principled.

Vigilant24 Apr 2018 9:30 a.m. PST

Many years ago 2 separate sources gave me cards which said "I may have my faults, but being wrong isn't 1 of them". Seems they knew me pretty well back then. Now it depends if I can be bothered or not. The joys of growing older and hopefully wiser.

Dn Jackson24 Apr 2018 4:31 p.m. PST

When wargaming, almost never. I'm here to have fun, and I don't enjoy arguing.

At work it depends. One of my favorite sayings, that my lieutenant has heard many times and hates is, "Right is right, wrong is wrong and if what the administration is doing is wrong I will fight it tooth and nail."

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