Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hey here's what might happen one day ...

...if you're me, that is.

Thing 1) You might be in Chapters while your daughter is at dance class (one hour dance class half an hour away from your house) and you might find this:

You might turn to your son and exclaim "The big wee hag is back!" and get thee to a cash register p. r. onto.

Thing 2) someone who clearly does not know you very well may leave a comment on your blog that is a bit unpleasant. Whoever it is will not mince words, and you may feel a bit like you've been slapped in the face. You may have many reactions to this. What may bother you the most is that the commenter will not sign his or her name, thinking that that makes them anonymous. And that is the thing that may make you want to respond, because here's something maybe Anonymous doesn't understand:

When you sign yourself Anonymous to a comment like that, you don't become someone I don't know. You become everyone I've ever met and I spend the rest of the night wondering who it is I know that thought speaking to me like that was the right thing to do.

Thing 3) your son may suddenly stand up and go into the kitchen and tell you to stay out, and not let you in until supper is cooked, even though no-one has asked him to cook supper.


Vacant Uterus said...

Terry Pratchett is on my list to read. Your son rocks so hard it's not even funny but then again so does your daughter and I think that's just a trend in the Plett family.

And Anonymous? Is a tool. Don't let him/her chip away at your heart. S/he's got some foible s/he's hiding behind the computer screen and a big can of attitude. Because that's the beauty of the internet, you can pretend you're perfect and criticize others without ever exposing yourself. It's just so very safe. And then there are people like you who allow themselves to be vulnerable for the sake of humor. It's sad when anonymous nastiness is viewed as couragous when humility isn't. You don't have anything to worry about, my dear. Have a good night's sleep tonight.

Rob said...

I think all anonymous people are crazy. And usually rude. And almost always bad spellers.

Anonymous said...

Oops. That was me, Michele, actually. Didn't realize rob had signed in. And I'm too lazy to re-sign so I'll just post anonymously. :)

Heather said...

YAY for kids who cook! And for new books.

BOO for anonymous.

Karen said...

The anonymous's of this world who sow seeds of negativity and judgement would seem to be in great need of our compassion.

They/he/she obviously don't know you at all!