Friday, August 10, 2007

No comment.

Lately, I find myself having trouble commenting on blogs. Not technical trouble. It’s just that I think I have something to say, I open the comment window, type in all my personal data, begin to comment and then think, “Is what I am saying here unpleasant? Is this a poorly formed thought or even worse, a poorly formed sentence? Should I just keep this to myself?” and then I close the window and move away from whatever blog I am reading as quickly as possible. I don’t really know why. That’s what comments are for, right? Stating your opinion in the worst way possible? Embarrassing yourself but only if someone else bothers to read the comments. But I always worry that I will offend the person to whom the comment is directed, even if I am not particularly trying to offend. Because, let’s face it, sometimes I am.

So, with all this in mind, here are a few of my unsent comments:

“Thank you for saying that about previous poets laureate. I have wanted to make that same observation but fear beatings from honest New England and Mid West farmers of the type glorified in their poetry.”

“Dude, I could have told you never to good “giant woman” or any variant there of. NEVER!”

“Please, please, please find a new avatar. That one is just freaky”

“I love figs too! Lately, I’ve been eating them just drizzled with honey…but…you are a vegan…gosh, I hope that wasn’t offensive. It’s not that I don’t feel for the bees, it’s just that…I…really like honey…but…but…”

“I love cupcakes.”

“Please don’t ever do this again. Ever. Thank you.”

“I think you saw everything I did not see at comic-con, including all the things I never wanted to see. And yet…you took pictures.”

“I hate to sound preachy or anything but in this post you totally come across as a total dickhead.”

This is why tend not to leave comments at all.


Jodi said...

I suddenly feel extremely self-conscious and iffy about leaving a comment here. Hmmm.

Chris said...

I see one that was probably intended for mine. At least I hope it was the only one, some of the others would be totally weird.

Tere @ My Precious Studio said...

I love comments. Thank you for leaving one on my blog! It lets me know that people are reading and thinking about the stupid shyte I blog about.
So....comment away!

Anonymous said...

i hope none of those comments were directed at me (except maybe for the one about cupcakes, that would have been harmless). i don't think you are offensive - i wish you would leave more comments on my blog (if you read it) so that i can at least feel like i have some friends, even if i've never met you...

p.s. local raw honey helps with allergies so use that excuse.

Janet said...

ROFLMAO! I love that last one, may have to borrow it from time to time ;-)