Tuesday, November 22, 2005

To My Young Commenter

David,

You sound like a reasonably normal young 15 year old boy. If you are stalking the knitblogs of thirtysomething-stay-at-home moms and actually COMMENTING, then I suppose you are the one who needs to get a life. I mean, it's not as though you have kids to take care of. You could be doing something fun!

And by the way, where did all this vitriol come from? As a matter of fact, I am NOT overweight around the middle, I don't talk in babyspeak, and I get plenty of attention from people other than my kids. Sheesh.

Now, quit wasting your youth reading knitblogs. Unless, of course, you knit. Which would be cool.

Love, Laura

11 Comments:

Blogger Olga said...

You handled this nasty piece of crap (and I do mean the commenter, as well as the comment) with humor and grace, Laura.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Tam said...

ROFLMAO!! A snot-nosed kid who works at BURGER KING and can't write English thinks YOU should get a life? (I looked at his profile) I'll bet he did a search on "Coldplay" or "Harry Potter" and got your blog. What a loser.

10:31 AM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Yeesh. . .

10:45 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Hoo boy... Well, let's hope he grows out of the nastiness. In my experience, many times they don't. Too bad, really.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Glaistig said...

I agree with the commenters above. Love your aplomb!

By the way, Wikipedia has a great article on trolls which is helpful for understanding this peculiar and pathetic species. . . .

12:05 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

wow. I went back to read David's comment since he apparently left it after I visited you. Frankly, this parochial attitude is exactly what makes teenagers like him turn into pathetic shadows of an adult. Grow up kid.

Is looking down a girl's sweater and eavesdropping considered having a life these days? I must be WAY behind the times...

1:24 PM  
Blogger kim said...

Wow...it's amazing how obnoxious some kids are these days. Kind of sad though, when you think of it...he obviously doesn't get enough attention so he feels the need to have to write worthless comments on someone else's blog.

2:05 PM  
Blogger cmeknit said...

I can't even believe that. I really worry for the future, if this is the type who will be a part of it. So sad, so very sad.
By the way, you handled it wonderfully. I can't say that I would have had such patience.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

After further investigation, Olga and I are convinced that "David" is actually the figment of someone's (sick?) imagination. Very possibly not even a kid. Weird.

Perhaps the moral of the story is, Don't Feed the Trolls. Anyway, still funny.

2:23 PM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Oooohhh, he might not even be real? Ick, too creepy.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Nicely done. My local S'n B yahoo group recently had a weird stalky guy not unlike David. He has been gotten rid of, but the consensus is he was turned on to our group because in a recent message someone mentioned that "hookers are welcome." Of course we don't mean that kind of hooker, but you never know what some people will put into a search engine. Happy Thanksgiving!

6:43 AM  

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