I have received my second "hate mail" comment. I have to say that I am fairly impressed that with almost 4 years of blogging under my belt that I haven't had more. Is it a compliment that someone is taking time out of their day to leave me a less than kind comment? I'm not so sure it is. That would be like saying that someone famous deserves to have their personal life plastered across the cover of every magazine and making "head-line" news.
My comment came from someone who was willing to leave me their name and their blogger profile, he/she has been on Blogger for a full month now, but was not brave enough to turn his/her email on.
What to do, what to do?
I'll tell you the first thing I did was write a comment back to him/her in hopes that he/she would come back to see if I had responded, I have yet to hear anything. Then I contacted my good friend Vivienne to see if this was something that she would like to put on her Hate Mail blog. It was. She did.
So the post that made KL want to call me ignorant and stupid was a Talk To Us Tuesday post. I found the post to be funny and lighthearted but apparently he/she had a different opinion.
This is the post....Should smuggling grapes be illegal?
This was KL's comment....More evidence why Americans are viewed by the rest of the world as being ignorant and stupid.
This was my reply....Ignorant and stupid you say! Let me ask you, do you mean Americans as a whole or just little ol' me, the author of this post? Your choice of words are a little harsh don't you think?
I would love to thank you personally for your less than kind words but it seems that you like to hide behind the screen of anonymity. You also have no email linked to your profile, I'm thinking it's because you like to stir the pot but aren't man enough to hand what comes your way in return. As a result you have left me no choice but to reply here, oh and next Tuesday on the front page of my blog because this is a perfect TTUT post!
If you wanted to play nice I would simply say I'm sorry I offended you but it seems that you don't want to do that. So
I'll leave it at this, you my dear, have no sense of humor! Maybe it's because you have the personality of a dry piece of toast or that you lack the ability to fill out your own beloved speedo, making this no laughing matter in your eyes, either way I really don't care.
Clearly, or maybe not so clearly for some, this was meant as a joke. My advice to you is to lighten up or buy your next Speedo in the next size up!
This is what Viv had to say... See, now I just thought a Speedo was a poor fashion choice. I had no idea that swim suit preferences were evidence that could further the condemnation of America.
When American men try to compensate for a substandard wee-wee they usually do it in some symbolic way, like buying a flashy car... Perhaps Shawn's commenter is more of a literal guy, and believes you should put on a tight pair of swim bottoms to try to make the object in question appear larger. Or, perhaps his Speedo is too tight and it has cut off the blood flow to his brain...
What are your thoughts on this? Did I cross the line and offend someone or was this all in good fun? I'd love to hear what you think, yes, even if we disagree. And don't forget to go see what others had to say about it on the hate mail blog and weigh in there too!