Thursday, June 18, 2009
Don't hate him because he's a clueless gomer.
*Sigh*. Again. Regarding the pithy, rude and vaguely threatening e-mail I received recently (no, don't go back and look for it, that's not why we're here), I've been informed by more than one person that, given that e-mailer's Internet Service Provider, it's easy to match that to an optional web page that each subscriber is given and, sho 'nuff, there he is -- in living colour, so I now know exactly what he looks like.
Another e-mailer, without my knowledge, permission or blessing, did a little digging and I now know more about said e-mailer.
Seriously, stop doing that. Let it go. I'm not interested.
I appreciate your concern that this is serious business and that one should immediately forward sinister, ominous transmissions to the proper authorities, etc, etc, yadda, yadda, yadda. And if I thought this was serious, I'd be doing exactly that.
But I don't think it's serious. I think it was just a clueless gomer venting, puffing out his chest and trying to act all studly and he-man, with no intention of doing anything about it. And while I have every right to mock and ridicule said gomer in public and make his life suddenly much more uncomfortable, I've decided that that's a bad idea.
Someone got pissed and did something stupid and intemperate. Does that merit personal revenge? Not so far. So while I appreciate the effort, please stop trying to help like that. I know you mean well, but we're not going down that road.
P.S. I have, in fact, taken down that earlier posting with the identifying e-mail address. Sure, you can probably get it out of Google cache or something, but please don't. Stupid people sometimes do stupid things. And, sometimes, the best reaction is to just shrug and move on.