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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] 23andMe Is Running a Special on the Ancestry Edition
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 14:28:34 -0500
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By definition, "disappointment" is a failure of expectations. If your default
expectation is that the general public is *not* interested in genealogy, you
will never be disappointed; you will, however, occasionally be delightfully
surprised. But it's absurd for us to be quibbling over this.

The fact is that a great many people got tested at 23andMe for medical purposes,
only -- before there ever was an "Ancestry Edition" or a "Relative Finder" -- so
you should expect some people to not respond to your requests for contact. You
may consider *them* the problem, but they may, with equal justification,
consider *you* the problem. Either way, neither should be *complaining* about
the other, which is where I came into this thread...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Vincent Vizachero
> Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 12:01 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DNA] 23andMe Is Running a Special on the Ancestry Edition
> To people who are interested in genealogy, having potential
> relatives be uninterested is disappointing.
> That would not appear to be a hard concept to grasp.
> VV
> On Mar 11, 2010, at 10:51 AM, Diana Gale Matthiesen wrote:
> > I'm not disappointing you, you're setting yourself up for
> > disappointment. Stop expecting a response, and you will
> > cease being disappointed.

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