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Thursday, February 04, 2010

What a Jerk

I wasn't going to bother talking about this, but Rose actually changed my mind.

January 21, I get a virtual greeting card signed by a nickname (I'll call it SP), starting off Hi ROGUE. The card itself was basically giving me the finger. Two days later, another virtual card from SP using another greeting card company with a similar message.

Then I get a NICE comment on my blog from SP. I am confused.

Soon I discovered that the e-mail belonged to particular person. Ah HA! Except that there is a notice on the blog of SP saying that she is no longer using that e-mail, which led me to the conclusion that, somehow, her e-mail had been hijacked.

January 30, another e-mail, allegedly from SP but from a different e-mail address, from that second virtual card vendor. A card with this lovely sentiment: SINCE YOU FOLLOW THAT B**** [name}'S BLOG {url] LIKE A DOG AND SINCE I AM A B**** THIS IS THE MESSAGE I WANT TO TELL YOU.STOP DOING IT RIGHT NOW!! IF YOU CANT UNDERSTAND TELL ME. WILL TELL YOU THIS ON YOUR UGLY FACE DIRECTLY AS I AM SOMEONE PATHETIC,RABID,ECCENTRIC,THOUGHTLESS,TYRANNICAL,YUCKY

Now I don't know this person named in this message at all. BUT when I write to this second person, she DOES know the real SP, is good friends with SP, and doubts the real SP would send such unpleasantness her way, or mine.

So all I know about the writer of the e-mails are these facts:

He or she is a coward, hiding under a wall of anonymity.
He or she is apparently a thief, stealing someone else's identity.
He or she is unimaginative, needing some website to convey feelings. At least the third message has content, demented as it is.

I'm really at a loss as to why I'M getting these messages.
Am I supposed to cry? I might have when I was 12 or 13; I was very sensitive then. Am I supposed to get angry? I might have even 20 years ago, but what's the point of getting angry with a coward?
Am I supposed to feel a sense of contrition? Well I might, if I had a REAL idea what I'm supposed to feel badly about.
Am I supposed to feel pity? As Charlie Brown said to Lucy Van Pelt, "That's it!"
Or to quote another pop culture reference, "I pity the fool."

ROG

3 comments:

Gattina said...

I would laugh and ignore the whole thing, it's not even worthwhile to write about it. That's what these people are expecting, that you show some reaction. I delete and that's it.

Rose said...

Well isn't that nice. Hey Roger am I the b whose blog your following? :)

Ann said...

I don't have time for such emails, usually and luckily my emails and comments are good ones.

My son says, of course, your people are your age, and like minded people, so they don't send bad emails or comments.

I have read from fellow bloggers that they they sometimes get undesirable ones.

Having said that, I do get the occasional undesirable ones that I don't know, I just delete them, without giving them the benefit of my reply. Though sometimes I am tempted to say, " Hey, I am as old as your mum, and people reading my blog as as old as your grandmas and grand dads."

Cheers, and have a happy weekend.

Ann