Every once in a really long while, I’ll get a response to one of my articles, usually an older one, that starts off with someone claiming personal offense at what I wrote, and it always comes at me from left field. Factually incorrect, baselessly accusatory, hostile, manipulative… like that.
Tonight was one of those times. First, this comment comes in from a person claiming to be the mother of some guy who committed suicide, and berates me for my remarks on his death. I have no idea if this is really the mother of anyone, I don’t know what the suicide victim’s name was, and so her (?) claim to be so and so, the mother of so and so, is unprovable.
This person went on to heap guilt and abuse on me for my article that was written 3 years ago, and I pointed out that she (again, ?) may have been the cause of the suicide, considering her (?) apparent denial. That resulted in another vapid, pointless rant, and that was quickly followed by attack comments from “Ann” and “Susan” and “Carl” and so forth, making it obvious that it was all coming from one sick joker in the first place. So when I called this clown on it, he sent me a typical “Ha ha, Eff you, you suck, you can’t take it, yatta yatta” comment.
In fact it was so typical of previous attempts of this sort that I think it’s probably the same person who keeps coming back to try his luck again and see if he can fool me this time. If it is, he always overplays his hand early on. The game is always up shortly after it starts.
It takes a pretty sick mind to do this stuff. I mean, there are so many constructive things we can do for entertainment, and barring that, there’s always lots of stuff on television to watch. You really have to go out of your way to hang out at a computer and think up things to say to try to get someone all fired up and pissed off, and then what’s gained from that?
The stupidity of it is actually pretty entertaining. I have complete control over this blog and all comments. I can edit everything I ever posted if I want to, and I can edit – or delete- any comment. I can add comments to a SPAM file that WordPress keeps, so that every time some doofus gets deleted, it gets harder and harder for him to leave any comments on any WordPress-based blog.
The best fun is the edit function. When someone tries to flame me with a really nasty comment, I must admit I do really enjoy taking the insults thrown at me and reversing them onto the sender. I know that seriously pisses them off because that’s always when I stop hearing from them. Ho ho.