Recently I received an extremely rude e-mail that went some thing like this:
Subject line: “who the f#*k is this and do you think im stupid!”
Body: “i know you think your smart but you are NOT!!!”
I very confused by this unnecessary rudeness. I had no idea who this person was. I had no idea what we was talking about. I decided to respond:
“Dear Mr So & So (not his real name),
Seeing as how I have absolutely no idea who you are, the rudeness you have displayed is astounding.
Apparently you are not as smart as you seem to think you are.
Mr. So & So’s response…
“i am smarter than u think i am if you can even think!n why the hell did u use my name for an email address? i do knom alot but my attorny knows much more, i suggest you STOP using my name for you email address! NOW, before i take futher action!!! comprenda!!!!????”So now I am amazed by his lack of spelling, punctuation, and yet again rudeness. I don’t think he thought for just a second; maybe my e-mail address was hijacked? That maybe I was a victim as well.
The Daddy made a good point, I should not have responded. Not only did I encourage him, I had given him my blog address, and it could have been some kind of scam….
So a few changes have been made. I deleted my old blog (http://crtschneider.wordpress.com) and created a new one. I have imported all my old blogs to this page. While I can’t change the content in them, I plan on few minor tweaks going forward. I will be refraining from using real names as much as possible. In a few cases this will be reduced to a nickname, a first name, or even acronyms. I will still display pictures, again no names. It may be a little late to take these precautions, it’s better late than never right?
My categories reflect these changes as well. I am still working on changing some of these…please be patient. Another course that I am considering is making my blog private. This means you would not have access to read it unless I gave permission, but I am not positive this is a route I want to go yet.
Now I am not one to get all freaked out, there are some crazy people out there and taking precautions without going overboard is never a bad thing. I hope you continue to enjoy my jabberings, they won’t change much, and thank you for reading about our life as we know it.