A few months ago someone made a comment on my blog. The comment was sort of obnoxious. I just kind of ignored it. Haters gonna hate as the saying goes…
But KE Garland happened to read the comments a few days later, and she was irked. She wrote me an email and said something along the lines of the nerve of some people… She was amazed at how some people choose to speak to others just because they don’t like what they say…just the general rudeness of people.
I fully admit that I was bothered by the comment, but of course I wondered if I was being too sensitive, which is probably why I blew it off. But having Kathy confirm what I thought…Sometimes its nice to have validation that I wasn’t “making too much of something”…
Have you ever done that to yourself, let something slide because you thought you were overreacting?
I can’t help but wonder how we should handle situations like this, where someone has said something that is out of line. Do we have a right to be angry? Should we confront the person? What’s the rule of how we get through life with bullies and people who think they have the right to say anything they want to you?
I journaled about it, and I talked to Kathy about it, and honestly, after a time I forgot about the comment itself. But what I did not forget was that Kathy was in my corner. Maybe we learn to forget the bullies and move on, but we don’t forget those who have our back, whether it be in word or deed.
How do we handle stupid comments? I don’t know. But I do know that I’m going to try to back up my friends when someone is rude to them. How about you?