tiffrobyn: (you people make my ass twitch)
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I will never for the life of me understand some people.

Friend posts in personal journal asking for opinions.
I comment with my opinion.
Invariably, some ASSHAT comments that my opinion is stupid because it doesn't match theirs.

This is in a personal journal, not a community where you would expect that sort of stupidity.

I'm over it.

I've always believed that stepping into someone's personal journal is a bit like stepping into their home. You should show respect for them and their guests.

And these idiots who love to insult people's opinions and choices...can you imagine just walking into a two person conversation on the street and interjecting because you don't agree? No. Then don't freaking do it in a two person conversation happening in a journal.

/End rant about morons.

Date: 2008-03-29 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ber-waves-of.livejournal.com
I agree. I don't THINK she meant it the way it came off, but I totally understand why you were pissed. I would have been too. And frankly, when it comes to cloth diapering, everyone seems to have their own system that works for their family. It's unfair to think that YOUR way is better than anyone else's.

Personally, when I read comments on people's entries, I don't always agree with everything, but I don't jump in and start a debate. It's like you said, stepping into someone's journal is like stepping into their home.

I think it's interesting that this is the second time recently that there has been drama in the comments of one of my entries. It seems like lately people just WANT to start LJ drama for really lame reasons.

Date: 2008-03-29 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tiffrobyn.livejournal.com
I'm glad you agree. I was honestly worried about what you would think when I replied to her. I'm not going to reply to her 400 word reply that she just left me. I didn't even read it. I just hit delete.

You're right. Everyone has their own way of doing things. I gathered from your questions that you were interested in learning different ways so you could come up with your own so I offered up what works for us. *shrug*

Date: 2008-03-29 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ber-waves-of.livejournal.com
Exactly. I was just looking for anecdotal advice about what methods everyone's using so I can see what my options are. Your comments are always really helpful, so I hope you don't mind if I keep asking you for cloth diapering advice. I think you had mentioned that I can e-mail you; if so, what is your address?

Date: 2008-03-29 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tiffrobyn.livejournal.com
Absolutely. tiffrobyn at gmail dot com I'm glad to help. And eventually you'll find what works for you. Our kids are almost the same exact age so I figure that might be a little more of what you're looking for then what someone with a newborn or a two year old in cloth might be able to offer right now.

Date: 2008-03-29 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rememberjuly.livejournal.com
I hate drama. In person, or on journals, I try to keep things as polite as possible. Even if it is something I feel very passionate about, I try my hardest to give my opinion with courtesy and respect. If I don't feel passionate about it, I don't even bother because I can't stand the disrespect from others.

Just a few weeks ago, I had a rather long "argument" on a friend's lj. It was something I felt passionate about. It kept escalating and I was in a bitchy mood myself so I admit to being a little snarky. When I found out the guy was in the military, I continued in the debate but thanked him for his service, just as I do when I see servicemen/women in person. (I have 2 family members serving right now and 2 retired family members.) He stopped talking to me after that, my politeness and sincerity, it seemed, made it less fun for him to argue. That made me sad.

(The debate wasn't about the war. It was about the Wal-mart ladies asking to see your receipt as you leave.)

Date: 2008-03-29 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tiffrobyn.livejournal.com
Now I'm curious. Are you for or against showing your receipt?

Date: 2008-03-30 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rememberjuly.livejournal.com
Promise you will still be my friend if we don't agree? :D

Here is the link to the orginal debate. I'm pretty sure it isn't friends only but let me know if it is.


Date: 2008-03-30 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tiffrobyn.livejournal.com
I actually agree with you but I wouldn't have defriended you if I didn't. Variety is the spice of life. :)

I actually like having my receipt ready with a smartass look on my face. They don't even get to ask for it before I'm shoving it under their nose. <--Me too!!

Date: 2008-03-29 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] -auntiesocial-.livejournal.com
Keyboard courage is an amazing thing isn't it ?

Date: 2008-03-29 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tiffrobyn.livejournal.com
I hate morons. Ugh.

Date: 2008-03-29 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lisabella.livejournal.com
I actually just went and read the exchange. What an idiot.

Date: 2008-03-29 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tiffrobyn.livejournal.com
Your probably read more then I did. I couldn't bring myself to read her big, long reply because I knew it would tick me off all over again, lol.

Date: 2008-03-29 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lisabella.livejournal.com
I did read that too. She lectured you some more and then said she didn't understand why you replied the way you did. I had to bite my tongue.

Date: 2008-03-29 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tiffrobyn.livejournal.com
I just think she must be lonely and bored to have that much time on her hands to care so deeply about what I use to wipe my kid's ass....


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