I got some angry letters in response to an article I wrote. My first hate mail! I got the first two yesterday morning and was so saddened by having my writing compared to lukewarm porridge that I had to watch Alice in Wonderland, and have a picnic with the Lad, and eat an ice cream sundae for dinner.
Unfortunately, this morning I got two more pissed off letters, and the Lad had to go to work so I must cheer myself up.
Let this be a lesson to me, and to you too if you want, to remember that there are real people on the other end of that flame war or customer service email address or whatever. It’s easy to be mean to people whose faces you never see, but those people might have squishy little feelings and no one around to cheer them up.
Thank goodness we still have some ice cream left.