It seems lately we have been pissing folks off. Okay, maybe not we, maybe me. I will add, that this sort of thing brings me great pleasure, and more importantly, clicks. From time to time, not all the time, you all LOVE some good drama. It explains why CNN and Fox do so well in the ratings. You hate it all so much you click. Kinda like “Rubber Necking” on the highway. You are pissed off to no end while in traffic, yet once you pass by the meat wagon, you too slow down. Hey! I am guilty as charged. So. what to do.
LAUGH! Just laugh. It’s dribble and negative energy that will drain you. And know this simple fact. If you met the douche bag in person, he or she is funny, nice and you could spend hours having a belly whacking good time with them. I know this for a fact since I know who many of the trouble makers are. They are pals. Seems odd? But ya? Trumpers? Socialist commies? wait, is that comma, coma? Socialist comma’s would be funny. Anyway. That difference in all of us is energy and if you deal with it right can be fun and entertaining. As long as it never gets personal. Thats the line.
Something to consider. Email, or in our case comments are to be read without emotion. Because the person that is behind them is not there to see smiling as they write about your crappy boat. Hence it’s said with humor, not anger. You cant see that in an email. We have clients at our office that write incredibly nasty emails. Yet, in person are very kind and understanding. Email can be a horrible way to emote sarcasm and fun. So here is what I do. I wait. And do the “Serenity Now” routine, and try and see if there is some sort of reason for the jab. AND who its from. A reference point also always helps.
So, Trolls, and others that from time to time get deleted or counter attacked. You have a home here. Hell, Woody Boater got its start based on being insulted. Your little attacks of late are child’s play compared to the On Gold Pond crap. 120 Comments a day of ship talk.. ahhhhhh the good old days. I have been called every name under the book.. BY THE WAY.. Woody Floater is my #1 Favorite. Still cracks me up.
HAPPY HEADER DAY!