I love facebook and I love my blog but a few things have happened on there over the last week that have really gotten underneath my skin.
For one, I made a political reference about the occupy movement last week. I don't normally comment about political issues. My real father is a crazy political person who cannot let anyone have their own opinions or beliefs so I learned how to just nod and agree when people speak about politics. So my political reference on my facebook page was commented on by a friend with a sarcastic joke which in turn set off another friend of mine and by the end, it was a full blown insult fest directed at me! The friend of mine actually said I could look like an ass, I didn't do my research, I didn't know what I was talking about etc etc etc. So I deleted the whole thing. I don't like to be attacked. I'm not good at holding my tongue and I can get very snarky and nasty when people come at me with insults.
Last night, one of my facebook friends had some accusations slung at her about some t shirts that she has had made for herself and that she is now offering to all of our cri cu chat families at cost. The accusations were really horrible and made references to her doing it for her "own personal game" and that she was in fact keeping profits and taking away from the 5 P minus society. My friend making the t shirts has been asking all of us on facebook and in our support groups for our opinions about the shirts. We voted on them and decided on colors. It was an open conversation that included the price that it would cost to get them made. There was even a post from my friend where she was super excited because she got a cheaper price then we all originally agreed to pay. Anyways, I am sure that the person who was slamming her just had a crappy day (as we all have on this road). I am sure that the mute button on her keyboard was temporarily broken.
The reality is though that I have too much going on in my life to be slammed by people on cyber space. I go onto facebook and blog because the people who read my blogs are supportive. Because they have become my friends. My cri du chat friends have become my family. And families all have bad days. There is always a sister or a cousin or an aunt or someone in the family who heads off the keyboard deep end.
I am just hopeful that they can realize that sometimes it is just best to say nothing. If you don't have anything nice to type, don't type anything at all....