Monday, 13 February 2012

The post I'm not writing

Someone extremely dear to me was the recipient of a very unwelcome online message this evening.  This person doesn't want sympathy or, for that matter anything much other than to be allowed to get on with life. 

I, on the other hand, want blood. 

That would not be constructive or helpful to anyone, but I am so howlingly angry that I had to say something.  Or nothing, as in this case.

The internet is a truly wonderful tool, but it has some serious downsides.  This is one of the times when the downside is upside.  Civility costs nothing at all.  It is the basic oil of human relationships.  I will remember this and not do anything more stupid than I already have by writing this.

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