I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again. I love getting comments from people. I really do. That's something I don't mind repeating, because there are times when I don't feel like I get enough comments. I'm not saying I deserve all this attention and comments. It's just that maybe there's a small sense of vindication for me. Maybe it just lets me know that people are actually reading this thing.
One thing I don't like repeating myself on is when it comes to anonymous commenters. I refer you back to the blog entry titled Request. I refer specifically to the final lines of that post where I asked that people continue reading my blog and continue commenting, but to be themselves. Own up to what you have to say. If you can't be yourself when you have something to say, then don't say it. Really it just tells me that you may be ashamed of what you have to say, and that maybe I shouldn't approve your comment.
Tonight I received two anonymous comments with no signatures. I approved both of these comments, as I have with every other comment I've received in the past. And even though this is the first time I've received a completely anonymous comment since the last time I requested no more anonymous comments, it still just rubs me the wrong way. Especially when the comments come across as kind of judgmental. So again, I introduce a new policy. I will continue to approve even the anonymous comments. But to you who wish to remain anonymous, if you happen to rub me the wrong way in your comment, prepare to reap the whirlwind. I will respond. And I might just hurt your feelings. And if you are not man or woman enough to be straightforward with your identity, then you'll just have to deal with your hurt feelings. This is my blog. This is where I can speak freely about whatever I want. That includes anonymous people.
Tonight I respond to your anonymous comments from blogposts Bank Teller XXV and Magic Eye. For those of you just joining us, feel free to check out those blogs to see the original posts and the following comments.
In the Bank Teller blog, my anonymous friend informed me that the customer is always right. First of all, that's a load of crap. If you've ever worked in customer service or retail, you know that the customer is not always right. In fact, it's been my experience that the customer is rarely right. But you also know, if you've worked in that profession, that you must act as if the customer is right. As if the customer is flawless. This means that you, as the customer service representative, must be prepared to look like an idiot at any given moment. In an update to that story, I apologized to the woman that I was somewhat rude to on that particular day. Again, I wasn't sorry for what I had said, just for the tone I used.
In the Magic Eye blog, Mr/Ms anonymous was kind enough to let me know that the movie that I referenced (Mallrats) was full of sin. They went on to include an extreme amount of exclamation points. Uh, first of all, I know that Mallrats is full of sin. I'm pretty sure I wasn't giving the film a glowing recommendation. As a matter of fact, I told the general public to keep your kids away from it, and that I had no idea it was as foul as it is. I did mention that the only time I've seen it prior to this viewing was on Comedy Central which included massive edits for television. And may I ask, how different is the sin represented in this movie different from the vast majority of the movies and TV we constantly see out there? How is it different from the sin in our own lives?
Now, I don't think I was particularly mean in my response to your anonymous comments. However, if you happened to take offense to anything I said, deal with it. Just know that anytime you leave your anonymous comments and I'm not entirely pleased with them or I feel as if you are judging me in any way, I will return the favor. Carp dime!