"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

No Explanations and No Apologies

A very wise person sent to this me privately. I'll let that person's words stand for mine as well.

I've been thinking about it. If someone came into your home, spent time telling you how terrible you were, ate all your cookies without asking, and then took a dump on your couch before leaving, what would you do? Because you seem like a pretty nice person, you may invite them back a second time, thinking they had a bad day, maybe you got off on the wrong foot, etc. How many days in a row would you go before just saying, you're not allowed here any more? I'll tell you, I've never had anyone come to my blog and act rude on a consistent basis. I'd probably find it incredibly funny. But the minute it went from amusing me to annoying me, I'd never allow another comment. No explanations, no apologies.


Lilly's Life said...

I had to say that to someone. Good post.

Aleta said...

Oh Wow - That DOES put things into perspective. I'm new to your blog, but enjoying reading. I wouldn't ever consider going to someone's blog and being ugly. If ever I did write something offensive, it was definitely not intentional. It's sad that people are like this, to spread misery. I feel sorry for the folks who want to be rude and sorry for those who are on the receiving end.

Gypsy said...

Sounds more than reasonable to me.

Lauren said...

Lilly, good to meet you. I stopped by your blog today too.

Aleta,It's nice to hear you are enjoying my blog. I popped over to you today too. Your stories are interesting as well.

Gypsy, I knew YOU'D understand. :-)

leezee52 said...

It hasn't happened to me yet but when it does I would put the comment moderation back on.

Chat Blanc said...

Yeah, this is YOUR HOUSE, YOUR RULES! :)

btw, I may have spilled some wine. sorry! ;)

Lauren said...

Lee, thanks for your understanding.

Chatty, I have special chemicals for that -- no worries. :-)