Ball of Confusion
Posted on October 10th, 2012
I stabbed the fleshy part of my left hand this morning with a serrated steak knife, which feels just as good as you might think. (Am typing one-handed, so apologies to everyone I owe email.)
After leaving urgent care with stitches and bandages, I checked email and found this gem.
In almost 10 years of blogging, it is my first troll! I had started to think this day would never come. And I know I shouldn’t feed trolls, but since this is my first and the troll made a value judgment about Pea, how could I not?
A new comment on the post “Nope. It’s not Pea.” is waiting for your approval
Author : Maggie Snow (IP: 126.96.36.199 , ec2-107-20-220-39.compute-1.amazonaws.com)
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Whois : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/188.8.131.52
Have you ever thought that the problem is you? You are so smug and think that you are always in the right and everyone else is just inconsiderate and stupid. I’m sure you’re passing this smug attitude onto your child. I’m not sure why everything is such a confrontation for you.
The answer is confusion. If I am so smug and think everyone else is stupid, wouldn’t I impute that to a random commenter, too? Was I supposed to have a eureka moment? Also, who wastes time reading and commenting on a blog by someone they find annoying?
Apparently, I’m not quite smart enough. But…thanks for being my first troll, Maggie Snow. Cheers!