|"You would think somebody would give me a clue."|
So it is I learned something today.
When reading and commenting on your blogs (which really is my favorite thing to do), I happened upon Cherdo On the Flipside.* Her latest (which may not be her "latest," anymore) was "Thank You, Red Cup." In her post, she slew the silliness which has attached itself to the red cups that Starbucks is selling during this Christmas season. Yes, I know that it's not Thanksgiving yet, but if Lowes and Home Depot are to be believed, the Yuletide is nearly here.
Concise, succinct and (unlike anything here) coherent, she described the ridiculous knees-bent running about which is taking place over a private business not putting "Merry Christmas" on frikkin' beverage containers.
I commented on her well-written essay with, undoubtedly, a rambling mess (for this is what I do). Anyway, she deleted my comment because her blog is read by young folks. Apparently, I used some language which was offensive. At no time was I offended. As a matter of fact, I was embarrassed. And curious what I had written. I'm old. I sometimes forget. She assured me that I didn't use "that" word. So, that left me wondering what it was I had written.
|"It better not have been that |
word people call me behind my back!"
|"Or to your face, you stupid cu...heyyyyyy darlin', you from around here?"|
Since I normally think of Starbucks as "pretentious A-Holes," that may have been it. Can you imagine a little kid calling another little kid a "pretentious A-Hole?" Yeah, I would have deleted me, too.
|"Well, now, that's a little uncalled for, don'tcha think? |
You the one who ordered the Venti latte?
I know what you're wondering, "So what did you learn Al? That you're a foul-mouthed little dwarf?" Guilty as charged, your honor. Maybe not completely foul-mouthed-I don't normally use "that" word...okay, fuck-my language may be inappropriate for young ears. Or Grandma.
|"Fuckin' A. Lap dance?"|
No, what I learned is that, when we visit other peoples' blogs, we are effectively visiting their "homes." Granted, you don't have to wipe your feet or even put on pants. But, we still should observe some element of decorum. Don't go in there and "Eff this" and "Eff that."
|"And thank Christ for that!"|
|"No problem, Slim!"|
No sense contributing to it.
So, from now on, I will be much more circumspect (love those big words) when engaging in a discussion on someone's blog, Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace.
|"MySpace? You're kidding, right?"|
And if anyone has a problem? Well, tough shit.
*Yeah, I just "happened" upon her blog. She's a loyal follower who, incredibly, reads the crap I write.