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Ever get a Rash?

(Gross Huh? Calm down, it's not my arm)

Have you ever gotten a rash before? You know... an irritation that just won't go away... seems like it wants to be noticed? It starts off as a faint mark... something that you figure may fade on its own but when left unnoticed grows and get uglier.

I haven't had a rash in a long time... until this week.
My rash comes in the form of an anonymous commenter to my blog. You know the kind... someone who runs their mouth but leaves no email address or any other legit way of getting ahold of them for further conversation. My atopic dermatitis forgot to read my post on Blog Etiquette. In addition to reading my thoughts on blogging maturity, my atopic dermatitis should know that I have a standing rule not to speak with people who hide behind their keyboard and mouse. I'm all for intelligent discussion but I don't believe in holding hands with imaginary friends... I prefer my conversations to be with real live human beings... men even... the type who put their name to their remarks...

Hmmm... now there's a thought.

Ignorant drive-by commenters are like a rash that won't go away. What they desire is for you to let their words be published on your blog so that they can spread the irritation to all who read. These people come to your home expecting to spray paint their message on your front door for all the world to see. If you are 'rude' enough to put a filter on your comments section (AKA: if you have healthy boundaries in your life) then the atopic dermatitis gets irritated and flares up. When your new found irritation doesn't get the pat on the head he wants he pouts and puffs his cheeks like a kid picked last and hit in the head first in dodge ball. So that its clear, I view anonymous and ignorant comments on my blog the same way I would view graffiti on the sides of my home... vandalism.

To my current (and any potential) rash I say:
1. Your comments will not be published on my blog. Ever.
2. Realize that you're acting like a middle school girlfriend... give up, it's over... it's not me, its you.
3. Please take this post as your ointment. With regular reading you will clear up without cracking or flaking.
4. Get a blog, website or girlfriend. Then you can share all of your opinions without bothering me. You're not the first person to disagree with me and you won't be the last. There are 6 billion people alive, I'm mature enough to know that not everyone will agree with me and I don't need to waste my time running around telling them about it.

By the way... I think I got my rash from Gary... my rash is upset with my support of his recent video. I still like the video and I suspect we'll learn of people joining us in Heaven after the Christmas Eve service in Canton.

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posted by Tally Wilgis @ Monday, December 18, 2006


At 12:34 PM, Blogger Gary Lamb said...

Sorry dude!!! I hate that my rash spread to you! :)

At 12:29 AM, Anonymous Wink said...

Go on witcha bad self! I got your back home slice!

P.S. I know you're telling everyone that the rash in the picture isn't you, but it's okay Tally. You can fess up. Everyone gets a rash sometime in their life. You may want to get some cortizone cream and possibly some Benadryl. Oh and stay away from the baby until it clears up. K? Thanks.


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