Original status 6/29/13:
“Oh, my all time favorite pass-time, rants about social networking bulls*it:
For the love of God, please stop misinterpreting what ppl. say just to justify your bulls*it, nonsensical, unneeded & unwanted argument! Nobody cares & most likely whoever you did that to is going to call you on your BS. You can’t play stupid; you can’t play the “there’s only one way to read this” game, you freakin’ can’t. To be more specific, you *could* play the “there’s only the one way to read this” game, but if you’re dealing with anyone who’s got some sort of brain in their skull, they’re going to call you out for being so narrow-minded & ignorant, namely with broad statements that can be interpreted any number of ways, & the ‘one way’ isn’t necessarily the right one. Better yet, if you’re dealing with someone who knows how to handle their self in a BS debate, someone like me, that you caused because “there’s only the one way to read this”, hope you have thick skin, because I’m going to let you have it.
If there was ever a case of “that’s the s*it I can’t stand” for me, willfully misinterpreting what I say/write is probably closest to being at the top of my list. Namely because you could have asked me to clarify & we could have avoided this whole BS debate. But no, you need to have your nonsense heard, so here we are, 50+ comments off-topic & you’re still stuck on stupid & I’m still callin’ you out for being a f***ing idiot; what the f**k was just accomplished, absolutely nothing Let me let you in on something, my only goal in BS social networking drama is: a) shut down the other party & (b) shut them up. Those are my only goals in any debate on SN sites that’s reached BS/’this dumb b*tch got something to prove’ tier, & guess what, I am a total b*tch when I’m gunning for these 2 goals. Don’t expect frilly s*it. If you’re a dumba$$ to me online, I’m a total b*tch to you back; I cut low & I cut deep, & I’m not the only person that does that, so please, save your BS drama for somebody else who’s a pushover ’cause I ain’t the b*tch to be messin’ with with stupid frivolous crap…but I’ll totally be a spiteful b*tch in a pointless debate X/
I know plenty of ppl. who’ve done this type of s*it all my years of Social Networking, as does everybody else, if you come here with the ‘I got something to prove’ B.S., your s*it will be deleted. Might as well save your breath & just de-friend/block me if you feel that compelled to debate a party death to your wining. Trust me, I’m getting right back to how I was presidential election time, & I don’t have the time nor the patience for ppl.’s dumb s*it. Gettin’ too old for this crap X/”
Of course this status is more me-centric given the circumstances; i.e., a Facebook status, but my main message is this: if you don’t know where someone’s coming from, just ask! That’s all you have to do. Don’t make assumptions, don’t attack your version of what they said, don’t read too much into things, just. freakin’. ask. It makes no sense in this day & age for (supposedly) mature adults to start pointless social networking drama, whether it be Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, whatever, because they essentially read too much into something & then instantly went straight for the most negative version of your statement, or is outright a drama queen/king.
Pulling s*it like this is equally asinine when you ignore the type of person making the comment to make your more negative interpretation of what they said true. I dealt with this one, let’s call them insecure White person (b/c of who they are, not b/c I think all White ppl. are insecure, prude -_-), during yet another pointless Facebook debate who swore up & down the “ONLY WAY YOU CAN READ THIS STATEMENT IS THE ONE WAY; MY WAY!!!!” ’cause I’m pretty sure this person was practically screaming at their computer at this point because the’re sooooo right, when I wrote something along the line that ‘because of racism, the Trayvon case is going the way it is’ on someone else’s status. I believe my actual comment was “b/c White ppl. don’t want to convict George but realize that their may be riots from the Black community if they don’t find him guilty…the Trayvon case is going the route it is,” or something to that effect. Before I get another “semantics expert”, which is what this insecure White person basically claimed their self to be in the end, there are 2 ways to interpret the comment about White ppl.: 1) all White ppl., b) some/a lot/majority/decent amount/anything not ‘all.’ Due to this, it basically becomes a case of what were the original intentions of the commenter, which easily can be attained by simply commenting back & asking for such (do I mean all White ppl., some; what do I mean by “White ppl.”). But, no, instantly this…ignorant person went right for the insecure White person/closet racist defense of “not all White ppl. are racist/don’t use blanket terms,” which then launched a back & forth of: (me) I agree that blanket terms are wrong, but that’s not what I stated & that’s not the point of the original status; (insecure White person) but that is what you meant & there’s only the one way to read something (& to Hell with the original point of this status!). The icing on top of the cake was when this person eventually decided to call it quits (once they realized I wasn’t another brainless Facebook user that could easily be bullied with half-logics), but ended with one of those ‘but I’m still right & everyone else would agree that I’m right,’ type statements.
O.o…did you just turn a status about the Trayvon case & the abysmal direction it’s seemingly headed in to a soap box about how ‘not all White ppl. are racist’ despite no one saying such? …yup, either you’re an insecure White person who can’t take it when non-White ppl. mention anything about racism as far as White ppl. are concerned (hence their nickname for this), or you’re a closet racist, & closet racists can’t stand being called racists (look at politicians to get a feel for what I mean).
I mean, regardless of your feelings for the Trayvon Martin case or racism’s impact on it, which there clearly is, this ignorant d*uche knows they could have just asked me. They were an art teacher @ my old high school & knew me personally, there’s absolutely no reason why they couldn’t ask me outright what I meant by “White ppl.,” they were clearly just going at it because they don’t like to be told that they’re wrong. The hilarious thing is, after I made that post, you bet your arse they de-friended if not outright blocked me altogether on Facebook >.<
- Someone who was practically your former student (was a moderator of a club I was in but never had her for a class) made a comment on someone else’s Facebook status that you found issue with
- You started a pointless Facebook debate that, like usual, ended with neither party budging on their standpoints (with the other ending with a back-handed insult [very classy, if I may add])
- Because of a former student’s post that didn’t identify you in any way (a former student who’s half your age), you de-friended/blocked them
…grow the f**k up/don’t be so insecure doesn’t even begin to describe this person.
To clarify, I’m a huge proponent of de-friending/blocking ppl you don’t like/piss you off all the time/etc. on Facebook, but blocking, in my opinion, should be exclusively reserved for ppl. outright harassing/stalking you constantly (& someone making a Facebook status inspired by your stupidity the one time doesn’t count as ‘harassment’). Additionally, if it’s the one thing the one time, which it usually is, ignoring their news feed is just as good & would achieve the same effect. It would also allow you time to calm the f**k down & realize just how juvenile you’re being & get over it (believe me, personal experiences from this). I especially believe this when it comes to teachers, ppl. who’re supposed to be role models, doing dumb s*it like this. You mean you were too immature, juvenile, pompous, asinine to just ignore/not get super upset with a status/comment/etc. from someone half your age??? I’m sorry, but I find that absolutely deplorable & morbidly hilarious. Some ‘role model’ you are >.> It’s one thing when someone directly attacks you by sending you a message, making a comment on your page, commenting on your status/social networking equivalent, but when you get pissy on someone else’s status, you’re just being silly, especially when you’re the only person taking offense & no one else is galloping to your B.S. cause ~.~
Additionally, since Facebook is a reflection of relationships in real life, do you stop hanging out with someone because of one tiff or disagreement? No, you don’t, which is why I wouldn’t jump to de-friending/blocking someone so quickly. Just because someone has a differing opinion than yours doesn’t mean you should have never ever for never ever be friends, you just didn’t agree on the one thing, hence ignoring someone’s news feed vs. de-friending/blocking them outright
Anyway, getting back to my original point, just ask. If you don’t know where someone’s coming from just ask, & that’s definitely a ‘maxim for great justice’ because so many pointless social networking debates/dramas & real life ones could be avoided if ppl. just simply inquired where the other person was coming from AND weren’t so gung-ho to get into a pointless fight; it’s just stupid & puerile. Communication is everything in the world at large, so playing ignorant or pretending like you couldn’t possibly ask vs. assuming the worse (matter of fact, especially if you’re assuming the worse), is absolutely unacceptable.