Also known as "Keyboard Bravery," I am surprised how many keyboard trolls lurk among the masses, donning confidence to bring it from a back-lit keyboard. What a loss for those of us who love
Now I am trying to tread lightly in fear of the whole glass-houses thing, but I am pretty sure if I said it in writing I'd own it face-to-face. In fact, I have. But time and time again I am amazed how someone could see me and actually hold a conversation knowing full well when I return to my trusty computer, they have a zinger there awaiting me. Seriously?
I'm also treading lightly in fear of the whole sarcasm thing, because if truth be told, I am pretty sure in the dictionary if one were to look up the word you may find my picture there. I received an e-mail this evening dripping in sarcasm. An e-mail troll? Possibly. But I have to admit as a fellow sarcastic I had to give props to the scientific application used. Also, he would absolutely deliver the exact same message face-to-face if we were in the same time zone. Plus, I vowed to stop calling him a troll because quite frankly, he's a bundle of respect in a little package and I find this refreshing.
I took a break from Facebook for over a month. Aside from a few IM buddies I have therein, I really didn't miss it. When I went back on, I felt I was looking at the process with fresh eyes and determined there are a multitude of e-mail trolls out there. For example, was it necessary for one to call out someone's bad driving by posting their license plate number? (Side note: I'm not disagreeing with the observation as I have been
As I sign off, I am going to call a friend rather than send the quick e-mail hello I have half-typed. I just hope she remembers what my voice sounds like.