Truly, it never ceases to amaze me what people think it is acceptable to say to another human being. And online for the world to see no less.
This was on Facebook today. In a gardening group. Directed at me from a total rather Angry Married White Female (remember the horror movie Single White Female?)
I hate this word. It’s an angry, vile, hateful, even violent word and it shouldn’t cross the lips of any woman (or man). It’s one of those words that will never be acceptable in polite company or anywhere.
That is not to say I don’t occasionally have a potty mouth. I can drop the F-Bomb on occasion. Heck one of my dear friends actually bought me an F-Bomb paperweight when I got diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011.
But no matter when I like many others gets the occasional case of potty-mouthitis, we don’t use the C word. We certainly don’t write the C word.
The woman who decided I was like the devil or something is a mother, with young enough kids. And this is how she leads by example with her children? Alrighty then.
Now I could have just shown the screen shot with her name but I chose not to out of respect for her family and her children. I even did it out of pity for her because how can you not pity someone who thinks this is OK?
Did I have words with this woman to precipitate this? Nope. Had I ever interacted with her? Unless you count approving her for a gardening group, nope. Wouldn’t know her if I saw her in the grocery store.
But she decided she did not like something I wrote and that was her solution. Mine was to remove and block her.
We do not have to like one and other. We don’t have to agree with one and other. But the great thing that USED to occur in this country is you could disagree on a topic and not get vile. But not any longer. Everyone is a keyboard tiger.
It would be nice to bring civility back.