Why don’t people think before they post things? Do words just go straight out through their fingers without having to check in with the brain first? It drives me crazy, especially when the subject is one that should give one pause – murder.
One of my friends is having a tough week and said so in her Facebook status line. There were several replies, including the one that riled me “I recommend a killing spree.” A glib, sarcastic answer, and no doubt the author thought himself clever. I wrote something like “Murder isn’t something to joke about,” to which he replied, “Who’s joking?” That made me grind my teeth, which isn’t a good thing. I have a new dental guard, but I’ve been sneezing, and last night I sneezed so hard it flew out of my mouth and hit the cat. So, I have no protection to turn to in the face of provoked grindage.
I didn’t go on one of my usual rampages. I just said, “Don’t go there, Al.” I really meant that. I don’t want to have to go there with him, and I know that NOBODY would be pleased to go there along with me. No. Not to that place. They really wouldn’t like it once they got there. His response? “I’m already there.”
When I didn’t reply to that, he posted this comment: “There’s nothing like rolling a severed head into a nursery school to give one a feeling of true satisfaction . . .” That is really not the kind of thing to say to me. It may sound witty and dark, and perhaps he thinks himself edgy and frightening. The truth is, I thought it was stupid. Plain and simple, that’s a very stupid thing to say. I’m sick of stupid. I’m ‘over’ stupid. I’m not shocked or huffy. I don’t intend to get into it with him, which is probably what his ego is looking for. It’s just stupid. I could have come up with something much more dark and shocking- but then, I’ve seen true darkness. I’m afraid real evil is not what Al seems to think it is. Stupid. That’s one who will never make it into Devon’s Smart Club. Monkey