I rarely write about extremely personal things on this blog, because 1) that's what a diary is for, and 2) somehow, some people that I didn't want to read this blog have gotten the address. Which sucks because it means I can't vent about them if I want to!
Anyway - without going into detail, a very good friend of mine has been taking a lot of heat from some self-serving jerks and it has created personal family problems for him.
In a nutshell, they said some not-so-nice things in front of children. He was there, and he had to move the children to another spot so they wouldn't keep hearing the garbage.
He blogged about it. They read it. They are demanding an apology, sending all kinds of rude and insulting e-mails, and calling him names. (Did I mention that they are in their 50s? Isn't that a little old to be acting this way?)
Mind you, he didn't insult them. He didn't distort anything. He didn't name them on the blog. He didn't send them a link to the fucking blog.
He merely wrote, in what is the equivalent of an online diary, about his frustration.
They got caught with their hands in the cookie jar, so to speak, and now, by their rationale, it's his fault?
How arrogant can people get?
By any rational person's standards, they should be the ones apologizing for their initial and subsequent behavior.
So anyhow, that is my rant. I'd love to send them a nasty e-mail but they happen to be his in-laws and he and his wife have already had enough hell to pay because her parents are insisting on driving this wedge between them.
In defense of my friend, who I've known for almost four years now:
1. He is honest.
2. He is kind.
3. He is not the kind of person who seeks out arguments. He is more of a conflict-resolver.
4. He would give you the shirt off his back if he thought it would help.
5. He would never SHOW PORN TO SOMEONE HE HAD JUST MET, like his father-in-law did to him!
Can you see why I'm pissed off on his behalf?