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I should know better. I do know better.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I've been really depressed lately, and last night I ended up doing something stupid because of it.

I comment regularly on articles of Huffington Post. I know, of course, that not everybody will agree, and that some people will be obnoxious about it. Last night I commented on a story that ticked me off, and I used the word "egregious" in it. I thought "unacceptable" was WAY too tame. Well, one Prince Charming commented back saying that I'd invented the word and he called me a "FFFFFOOOOOOOLLLLL." I should have ignored him but I replied, inviting him to check the dictionary because it's a real word. He sent back a seriously snide and nasty reply. I commented back that I was sorry, I thought he actually OWNED dictionary.

I know I shouldn't have gotten into it with him. I should just have let that ignorant donkey bray without giving him fodder by reacting. But sometimes I just get tired from all the years of being put down and insulted. I guess I didn't show much more maturity than he did.

Deep breaths...

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LINDA! 6/20/2013 1:07PM

    I recently went to an article for a story I read online. I was upset about something. I gave my opinion in writing. I was shocked to have the same thing happen to me. I had a few remarks sent to me that were very ugly. I am a fairly passive person. When I received those comments I was hurt, a bit. I wanted so much to answer the people. I really fought about whether to do it. I didn't. I knew that if I did, I would receive a lot more negative comments. I can identify with what you are saying. People that feel the need to write cutting remarks are really not worth the time of day. emoticon

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MISSG180 6/20/2013 1:05PM

    Don't worry about it. Some times you just need to feed the trolls.

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NASFKAB 6/19/2013 5:04PM

  Its OK can understand how you feel emoticon

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CASTIRONLADY 6/19/2013 5:02PM

    I love a body with a good vocabulary. Others just aren't as fortunate. Keep up the good work and don't waste your personal energy on name-callers. They lack imagination. emoticon

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CATLADY52 6/19/2013 4:41PM

    Good retort, emoticon

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ALFBUNDY 6/19/2013 3:47PM

    This jackass sounds like a REAL "IGNOROSUS"! (Now THAT is a MADE UP WORD)! emoticon emoticon

You should have sent the definition of "egregious" to the DIPSTICK! To quote my good buddy, BUGS BUNNY, "WHAT A MAROON"!!!!! emoticon

Don't waste another second on this UNEDUCATED BOOB! Consider the source & move on!

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/19/2013 2:57PM

    Do not feel to bad. I have been in that position as well. Hopefully he will look the word up...If he knows how to read hehe. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/19/2013 1:50PM

    You're only human. Sometimes you just get to the breaking point in dealing with those who eat stupid for all meals and snacks. It happened, it's done, let it go! You ARE better than that and you know it. THAT'S what's important . . . not what some braying donkey (I LOVE that analogy!) says.

HUGS and smiles.

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WOWEETOO 6/19/2013 12:39PM

    yep you sure can't argue with stupid..hopefully he will go out and brag about it and someone will cut him down big time in person lol yep put it in a balloon and let it float away
loves you mary
the lady mary emoticon

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MARGARITTM 6/19/2013 11:47AM

    What we do at work"

Put it into a balloon - and let it float away!

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LIS193 6/19/2013 11:15AM

    You cannot argue with stupid...
Let it go and be the better person :)

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WINDSONG~ 6/19/2013 10:44AM


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MPARKER67 6/19/2013 9:46AM

    lol Sometimes it is just to hard to ignore a blockhead.

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MRS_TOAD 6/19/2013 9:00AM

    Sometimes it is hard to keep from saying what is on the tip of our tongues. Just let it go now.

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CARRAND 6/19/2013 7:52AM

    Let it go.

I love to see people use a good vocabulary.

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NELLJONES 6/19/2013 6:48AM

    You can't argue with some people. In DC a few years back, an official used the word "niggardly" when referring to a budget item, and was accused of using a racist slur. He ended up being forced to resign. It's impossible to counter illiteracy.

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NEW-CAZ 6/19/2013 3:22AM

    You are the better person hun, let it go......................breathe emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 6/19/2013 1:44AM

    It is really sad how uneducated some people are. There are people, a lot of them who think it's their job to put down and be negative towards everyone and everything. You are so much better than that person. It was probably some kind who thinks he knows it all, but really hasn't a clue. Don't let negative dumb people have that power over you.

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MONETRUBY 6/18/2013 11:52PM

    I hear ya on this-it can be so hard to let ignorance go by without confronting it. I do like the ignorant donkey comment!

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.DUSTY. 6/18/2013 10:57PM

    I know it's hard to resist commenting, but on the internet you rarely win even if you're right, even here on SparkPeople:)

How hard is it to Google a word?

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CAROLJEAN64 6/18/2013 9:57PM

    What ever!!! I know that sometimes the bait is just tooooo temptiing... and remember none of us it perfect.... however, your writing is close to it. I love : "I should just have let that ignorant donkey bray without giving him fodder by reacting:\

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PURPLESPEDCOW 6/18/2013 9:34PM

    happens to me on education blogs when comments make teachers the cause of all problems.

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BIGPAWSUP 6/18/2013 9:30PM

    It's ok. Just try to relax and breathe

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