But to amuse you, I thought I'd point out "Eleanor's" reply (I'd hate for you to miss the fun--I can't miss the fun because it arrives in my email box)--which lucky for us, includes her email address--not that I personally would email her. An email address doesn't really prove much. What I'd really like to read is her blog--or perhaps she doesn't have a blog, which would be sort of ironic, wouldn't it, that she would be stomping around here in my blog, hiding behind her anonymity, attempting to shame me when really, we have no idea if she's been out bombing abortion clinics, do we? Or if she's dressed in a Tigger costume at Disney World or if she's panhandling by freeway exits. "Eleanor" is suffering from a lack of biography and a lack of history.
Poor "Eleanor" has nothing to back her up. All we have to judge her by are her words, which (aside from being poorly punctuated and occasionally misspelled) do not show her in a very positive light. This is so sad it almost makes me feel sorry for her.
Perhaps "Eleanor" needs the Church of Scientology to whip her into shape. That and some vitamins. With iron. Maybe "Eleanor" is anemic.
At 10:19 PM, Eleanor said...
My, my...it would appear someone can dish it out, but cannot take it! Not surprising. Happily the "subtle" message of my post was not lost on you. My comments were intentionally rude, arrogant, inflammatory, and harsh to illustrate a point. Just like everyone, you really don't like being judged, stereotyped, or ridiculed. And yet, having spent considerable time reading through all your posts, you do this quite a lot. As do all your friends it would appear. Don't assume this is the way I ordinarily dialogue with people of contradictory beliefs. Quite frankly, you just pissed me off!
[Mel says: Why would I assume anything else? All you have to show for yourself are your self-admitted harsh comments! I am sure you'll be disappointed to hear how amused I was by your comments. And my "friends" will be disappointed to hear that you've lumped them all together, for they are a fairly diverse crowd. I did not judge, stereotype or ridicule Lance Armstrong in the first place, so at this point, I think you must have me confused with someone else. And yet, you spent over four hours reading my blog. Don't you have access to a library? Maybe you should check out some books since my writing so infuriates you.]
To be fair, my comments on The Commander & Chief were indeed based in my personal reality and thus, I have fallen victim to the evil judgement monster in all of us...touche! I still, however, think he is an ass!!!
[Mel says: I accept your apology.]
Hey, one last question. Did I miss some internantional rule of blogging that requires that persons who leave comments of opposing beliefs must leave their email address? No one who agrees with you leaves their emails that I can see. For your records I can be reached at...
[Mel says: If one wants to be taken seriously, one should leave an email address AND a link to one's blog. Almost everyone who comments on my blog leaves both. In fact, everyone who commented on this post is accessible by their blog URL or their email address. Common courtesy. Elizabeth disagrees with me on most everything, yet I know her email address and her blog URL. And I like Elizabeth a lot. I think she adds a lot of spice to my blog, and I appreciate diversity.]
p.s. You should have been a school teacher. You seem obsessed with punctuation.
Well, what do you know? "Eleanor" ends her comments with a compliment--isn't obsession with punctuation a good thing? In my world, it is. Unless, of course, you overdo it with the exclamation mark! Which I have done a time or two! I just can't help myself when I get all narcissistic and judgmental and--lest I forget, sanctimonious!!!
So, "Eleanor," I accept your apology!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!! Have a fantastic day!!!
(And today's judgment: I tend to think people who don't capitalize are lazy. I KNOW! I know! Not true at all, but there you go. A random, unfair judgment. More tomorrow . . . anybody else care to share a judgment of their own?)