Wednesday, April 27, 2011


OK, I know I've said this before, but I REALLY need to stay out of political discussions on Facebook!  Someone who doesn't know me at all just called me a name because she misinterpreted something I wrote.  But what really ticks me off is that one of my so-called friends, someone who DOES know me and has known me since we were in kindergarten, "liked" her comment.
I am sick of being bullied.  I often use humor to try and defuse a situation.  Well, I'm done.  I am sick TO DEATH of being disrespected, dismissed, and called names! I treat people with respect, and would appreciate the same.  You can disagree with me without calling me names or being rude. If you don't want  to hear a different POV, then stay out of the discussion.

OK, quick update: I just got a message from my friend who started the discussion (who stood up for me, which I SO appreciate!), that the woman who called me out is her cousin and not very nice.  And another guy who was giving me crap actually spews a lot of it himself.
So I feel better.  But I think I need to let go of the idea that the majority of people I interact with on Facebook are reasonable people.  And one cannot reason with the unreasonable.

Whew.  Deep breath.
All done.


Geosomin said...

I just delete those sorts of comments. People are so rude on the internet in ways they would never be in real life...

azusmom said...

Yeah, I should just delete. Or better yet, just ignore the conversation in the first place!