__________ @Helenatrandom am a chi-town guy too..from clark/division.. you look too old to be a daughter, ur mom is like, 90 yrs old? LMAO
Why would a stranger tweet that to me last Sunday? It really hurt my feelings. I may not be the youngest looking forty in the world, but I thought that tweet (from a stranger who isn't following me nor I him no less) was rather cruel.
I was tempted to tweet a catchy comeback, but you know what they say about "not feeding the trolls..." But the child in me that was picked on really wanted to let my friends on twitter know so they could defend me. I have some real kick@$$ friends on the twitter. By the time Wendy and Katdish would have got through with him, there would have been nothing left for anyone else. Annie would be mad about that, too. She lives to kick @$$.
But after after thinking about it, I determined that that, too would show a lack of self control, plus expose my friends to @ __________'s ......wit. As much as I wanted to put this person in his place, I could not. So instead, I treated his question as if he actually expected an answer.
@________ actually, she was 73 when she passed away last month.
There. I didn't ignore him as troll, nor did I smack him upside the head....
He responded by attempting to sound wise this time, rather than like a wiseacre.
_______@Helenatrandom I'm so sorry.. life's like a vacation..it never lasts as long as we want..
to which I replied
@________ True. I stayed home taking care of her for 4 years. It didn't seem like a vacation at the time, but I really miss her.
What is the point of all this? I don't turn the other cheek very well. I was taught that this only sets the other cheek up for a slap as well... But I'm trying. Because if I'm going to be truthful, self control is probably my most underused gift.
Sorry if this example seemed rather pathetic. It really was just a small, insignificant incidence. I'm rather embarrassed that it took so much effort on my part to not try to get even with him. But maybe by exercising self control in this small incident, I'll be better the next time there is an important situation in which to show self control.
If you could use a little guidance with self control as well, or maybe could give some, check out Bridget Chumbley's One Word blog carnival and participate.