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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Bloggers Are People Too!

I need to rant, Dear Readers, so I would ask you all to either look away now or enjoy the ride.

I am SICK!

I am so pissed I want to SPIT!

I'm used to being dehumanized at work; it's part of the environment. People (men mostly) have no qualms asking me "when do you go on stage," "how much do you cost," and the like.

However, I take it in stride because (in all honesty) these people pay my bills...

Assholes out there in cyberland; however, do not.

I am sick of all the negativity that is flowing through the blogs lately. Approximately one tenth of my comments are "u r a whore" or "sex workers = whores" or something similar. These comments I can chalk up to ignorant pre-pubescent teenagers, and not become too offended by them.

THEN you have the asshats. The "I know grammah more than you know grammah" who insist on publishing comments for the sole purpose of pointing out when you misspell or error in your linguistics.

For proof, go check out Secret. He's had a hard few posts. I'm warning you now, I wasn't very nice to these people in the comments, so if you would rather not have your image of me as a sweet southern (albeit Jewish) girl destroyed-- don't go.

I am aware of Freedom of Speech. I am also aware that everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, there is a line of tact and good taste. These bastards who get off and make themselves feel better by putting other people down are crossing that line.

Thanks for letting me rant,
Waitress

P.S. Do you notice how most of the asshole's are anonymous? If you're that proud of your opinion, wouldn't you sign your name to it?

29 Comments:

Anonymous 3L said...

I really hope you've given up on going to law school with that attitude. If you think students and professors there won't make fun of you for poor grammar, you're in for a big surprise. Being a stuck up asshole is standard in law school. You're going to need a better response than 'fuck off and die' to deal with them.

1:32 PM  
Blogger waitress said...

Dear 3L,
I have no problem with prof's and other people in my peer group critiquing my writing.

That's what they get paid for.

My problem is with asshats who do it just to make their insignificant lives feel better.

That is all.

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Gabriella said...

Boring. If you can't handle it, stop blogging.

1:45 PM  
Blogger waitress said...

hey, guess what gabriella:
If you don't like it, stop reading.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we choose to be anonymous because no one wants to be spammed or flamed as revenge for speaking their opinion. so of course we will be anonymous. so sorry.

2:19 PM  
Blogger waitress said...

Ok anon, so it's all good that you wish to remain anonymous so as not to be 'spammed' or 'flamed' for your opinion...

but what do you think you're doing?

Hypocrite

2:51 PM  
Blogger ADW said...

Who cares what those people think of you. If they don't have anything better to do than put you down for where you work or how you spell, who needs 'em anyway? Most likely, they are all eagerly awaiting the next post into the lives and times of you and the folks at the club. Some people just get off on being negative and have to put others down to elevate their own self esteem.

I love this blog and the stories you tell, so keep up the good work. As for being critiqued by law school professors, that is to be expected - you pay for that.

Oh well.. asswipes abound in real life, so the web won't be any different.

2:56 PM  
Blogger 6th Floor blog said...

Re: Running away.
Sure! I'm actually headed your way on vacation in two weeks. I'll start running and pick you up on the way.

3:13 PM  
Blogger south said...

"cyberland" should be two words, "asshats" is not a real word, and "asshole's" should not be possessive it should read "assholes".

I thought you might like to know.

;)

3:20 PM  
Blogger waitress said...

South:
I. love. you.

3:21 PM  
Blogger 6th Floor blog said...

Disneyworld with my cousins, and then me and my girlfriend are driving down to Boynton Beach/Miami to visit a friend of ours that moved there from here recently.

3:28 PM  
Blogger 6th Floor blog said...

Drat. I always imagine the state's smaller than it is.

3:32 PM  
Blogger 6th Floor blog said...

Ahh guess I was mistaken in where I had thought you were. Well there are always other trips. ;-)

3:37 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

People get all upset about the stupidest shit (including myself at times). I didn't mean to offend with my comment, I'm sorry if I did. I was feeling a little sassy and I came to your blog. The best part is, I didn't use great grammar/spelling, either.

I have a blog somewhere else (hence why I don't use this one, except to post comments) and I prefer when people point out errors, just so I can change them.

So yeah, I'm sorry if I helped in pissing you off, or offended you!

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Andrew said...

Waitress --

I know it's frustrating to deal with these people but you really should know that for every person that insults you there are ten more loving every word.

There is also the possibility that they are all one bitter person who could never make it as a stripper.

...just saying.

4:18 PM  
Blogger JTN said...

You write a good blog. Be proud of it. Frankly, I sometimes wonder what people do all day if they have time to continuously write negative stuff on blogs (not critiques mind you, negativity). I barely have enough hours in the day to do my work, surf a few blogs, and write on my own occasionally.

4:29 PM  
Anonymous faded said...

When I was kid and I ran into the spray zone of an asshole my mother always used say, "It takes all kinds to make up the world." This was to console me when I was upset.

Now that I am an adult I disagree with my mother. It does not take all kinds, there are some we can realy do with out. But we live in a society that allows personal freedom so I am have to let the asshole be the best asshole he can be. But I don't have to stand in his spray zone.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Rambling Mom said...

GEEZ

I barely have time to read blogs much less proofread them.

But I do have one complaint :} about your last message -- you never did clarify whether the passed out person was an employee of the club. Inquiring minds want to know.

5:06 PM  
Blogger waitress said...

oh no, it was just some drunk girl in the public bathroom (there's another bathroom in the dressing room)

5:19 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Waitress, too many people cowardly HIDE behind "freedom of speech." I seriously doubt that the writers of the constitution intended that bit as a scapegoat for assholes who feel the need to bash other people in a pathetic attempt to make themselves feel smarter. It's been my experience that these people are also usually, in fact raving idiots. Funny how that one works out, no? Furthermore, though you would know better than I would, freedom of speech doesn't cover libel, now does it? They have the right to say whatever they would like...on their own damned blogs that they probably aren't intelligent enough to write.

And to the idiots with the "sex workers = whores" comments...last I checked, you're a WAITRESS, not a prostitute.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

There are some real asshole's in the world, I have to put up with it too, albeit not as much as you do as your blog is in the largest spotlight in public, but I get shit for trying to become a pro pool player, they give me shit until I wipe the table with them, then they give me more *Shrugs*

Just gotta learn to live with it, there are some of us who love ya (and are glad you started writing again because you kept me sane during my boring ass work week along with about a dozen other blogs)

Take it easy and just remember, the people who hate you probably just want to be you *shrugs* thats how I look at it :-D

6:09 PM  
Blogger Lizabeth said...

got yer back, waitress!

11:10 PM  
Blogger The Cleaning Lady said...

Honey, you've heard the statement "Any publicity is good publicity"? its true. And you can't please everyone all of the time, their approval is not something you really need. Sure its frustrating knowing there are so many asshats in the world, you just happen to be there spit ball target at the moment, when Brittany gets out of rehab, they will go back to being another blogger's head ache :)
chin up!!!
GJ

9:43 AM  
Anonymous bux slave said...

Waitress,

I understand your frustration. That you probably delete so many comments we do not see, and that each one is a tiny little dig.

But you're too good to overreact. You're putting fuel in their fire. You have a mob of adoring fans, sit back and let that make you feel better-- I hate to see you all worked up over the asshats.

4:56 PM  
Blogger me said...

people like this aren't worth fretting over

they're all just a bunch of self-righteous 'asshats' anyway

nice word. it makes me giggle every time i use it.

by the way.

i was reading your blog and had the window minimized

my mom was convinced i was reading some sort of erotica.

10:32 PM  
Blogger Unsane said...

My own view is that those who critique grammar or spelling think that having a good intellect is about having good grammar. It's an intellectual faux pas on the same level as thinking that passing your leaving high school exam is the sign of having completed an education. That is usually far from being the case.

6:33 AM  
Blogger Bex said...

Axtually, people can be so damn picky. I like your blog. Screw the people who don't - who made them read it?
Waitress, I think you rule.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Manuel said...

Fuck em! You don't have to stand for it and you defo shouldn't get pissed about them either. Don't let the buggers/bloggers get you down.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Barmaid said...

Good on ya, honey, for taking a stand. It's been months since I had to post a similar "cut the shit" entry in my own blog, but I've been lucky. I just have one thing to say to people who claim I'm infringing upon their "freedom of speech": Have you read the Constitution? Do I look like Congress to you??

Here's what I ultimately decided: It's my blog. If somebody wants to abuse me verbally, they can start their own damn blog to do it. In the meantime, I've got a delete key and I know how to use it.

Keep on keepin' on, sister!

Debra
The Barmaid Blog

11:48 AM  

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