Saying for the Day- some risks are worth taking.
It’s leave a comment Monday. That’s when I beg and plead with all you good readers to leave a comment.
Last week in one of the entries on his blog Alastair asked if it was a good thing to ask for comments since there are crazy people out there who wearing the cloak of “anonymous” leave mean and nasty comments.
Now I know those people exist. Everyday as I look for “Today’s Link” I visit many blogs and read many comments. I have seen the nasty things people say. People can use words to hurt and some seem to be very good at it. If you don’t agree with them in matters of religion, politics, economic theory, or food choice down comes the hammer. They will do their best to crush you.
Not only do they make you feel bad but because they are anonymous they bring to your mind your worse stereotypes. You just know that they are loony fundamentalists , loopy liberals, weird conservatives, Bush Birdbrains, or Hillary’s Idiots ( put your own image in this space).
The good news is most of them have found their blog neighborhood and the people they want to torment. They are very happy making the people miserable that they already comment on. Even bad guys have to rest sometime.
Blog neighborhoods like ours don’t attract them because the entries are too varied. One day we might talk politics but the next its about what the cat had for dinner and the vase it broke. How can you leave a nasty comment on that?
In this neighborhood we share hopes, dreams, sorrows, joys, and what it means to be us. We are poor targets .
In the almost two years I have been writing this blog I haven’t had more than five or ten mean comments.( some of those I deserved) A couple of those were from an old guy ( not anonymous) who hates religious people. When I refused to get upset he gave up.
I guess what I’m trying to say is I am going to keep asking for comments because I know there are lots of nice people out there in blog land.
Now be one of those nice people and leave me a nice comment.
@@@@ News from Pigeon Falls –The little town in my garage where the trains still run , dragons fly, and now and then somebody plays practical jokes.– Poor Jack! Somebody slipped into his Sauna while he was having coffee at Nancy’s and substituted their soap for his. His next customer in the afternoon was fussy old Mavis Rintala. She wasn’t into the sauna more than fifteen minutes when she started to scream. Jack checked on her to find her wrapped in a towel and dyed a bright red. The more she washed the worse it got. The soap seemed to be the problem so Jack gathered up all the soap in her unit and then all the soap in the other units. He gave her some soap he knew to be good and the color dimmed a little but she was still red as an apple. So Jack told her she could have a month of free saunas and he was sure the dye would wear off. One doubts you will see her in public until she is back to normal. Jack is glad she didn’t talk about suing him . Now he has to try figuring out who did this or else remember to lock the door when he goes for coffee. The immediate suspect, of course, is Tommy, the undertaker’s kid. But Tommy denies it and says he didn’t even know there was soap like that. He suggested to Jack that it could have been somebody who didn’t like Mavis. Jack discovered that only the soap in the unit Mavis always used was dye soap so there could be truth to that assumption. Either Tommy is pretty smart or he is the one who put the soap only in Mavis’s unit.
Nancy is doing great business because there are now so many rumors running the town. She has all the usual rumors like who is cheating on who ( or is it whom?) who is getting divorced, who got really drunk last night and fell down the basement stairs, and who is now on a diet. Then she has the special rumors concerning Pastor Marvel. He is leaving. He isn’t leaving. He’s been offered a huge salary to come to Florida. All those rumors. Then there are the rumors about Mavis , now called Mavis the red. The name will stick with her long after the dye wears off. This is a family blog so we can’t repeat those rumors but you can be told they have to do with a certain man who looks like he has red dye on his face and hands ( you can’t see the rest of him). In any case, Nancy has people lined up waiting to get their turn at sharing and receiving information that nobody else has.
Today’s Link-Annie Portrhouse.com-What would Jesus drive.That is her question. Please leave the usual Dr. John in the driveway or the comment.
This was another record breaking dull day at the Fortress. My daughter was home sick and slept all day. Betty went out at luch and got soup for her. I blogged, watched soaps, and napped. I don't know if life can get any more exciting. Ah but now I get a breathing treatment.