More Than Serving Tea



Is This Worth a Response?

May was a crazy month, and June caught me by surprise. Lots of things going on with the kids and with me personally, including taking a breather from writing as I tried to regain some sense of center.

And then the following comment arrived on a fairly old blog post of mine just begging for a snarky response from me:

From DoubleStandard-

WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IS WRONG WITH YOU RACIST PEOPLE

THE FACT THAT A WHITE OR ENGLISH SPEAKERS CAN SIT THERE AND HAVE SOME TROUBLE WITH READING DIFFERENT AND VERY VERY VERY VERY!!!!!!!!!!!!! HARD LANAUGES AND SAY IT WRONG AND OU CALL THAT RACIST WHAT IF NON ENGLISH PEOPLE SAY ENGLISH WORDS WRONG

IS THAT RACIST NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELL IT IS

ITS CUTE AND WE “HAVE TO RESPECT” UNFAIR AND RACIST THAT MANY MANY NON AMERCIANS WHO CAN’T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH ARE ALOUD TO BECOME AND BE CITZENS.

WE HAVE TO TO SHOUT AT THE OR LAUGH IF THEY CAN SPEAK ENGLISH YET WHEN WE TRY TO SPEAK ONE OF THE HARDEST LANUAGEST NO ONE SHOWS RESPECT.

lots of people like Penelope cruz pretend they can’t speak english like simple word even though she learnt it YEARS ago and learnt others much harder one sense but still doesn’t know what car means.

and the fact you hate dark people shows how racist japanese are beyonce is not nicole kidman so stop making her japnese ads look like her

DoubleStandard did not link her/his comment to a blog, but I am tempted to send an edited copy of her/his comment back with some suggestions.

I don’t care if readers disagree with me or want to push back. I do care when readers tell me to shut up because this is my blog. I realize that sounds a bit childish, but sometimes I feel childish. If you don’t like what you are reading, please move along.

I won’t clean up a commenter’s comment, but if you’re going to criticize someone else’s ability to speak, read or write English I personally think you, DoubleStandard and others, ought to check for typos.

And generally I haven’t engaged commenters like DoubleStandard, but sometimes I wonder if I should. Would it, could it, make a difference?


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  1. * Jody says:

    Can I just say that I love your honesty? Thanks – I needed to hear someone else’s imperfect response to racial ignorance this morning. I’m struggling with it myself…

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  2. * Laura says:

    My first thought was along the same lines as the above: don’t feed the trolls. But my next thought was: trolls are people, too, perhaps even counting as our neighbors. But we’re finite, and engaging with people who may simply want to argue or to get attention may not be the best use of our time.

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    • * Richard says:

      I would probably say don’t feed trollish behavior. If someone wants to have a real discussion, then I’m okay with that. If they want to have a shouting match on the internet, they’ll have to do it without me.

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  3. No need to respond to ignorant and incomprehensible nonsense. Dialogue with those just trying to stir things up rarely is productive. Ignore them and they’ll go away.

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  4. * andykim says:

    Hilarious and painful. The problem with trolls is that they often live in a fantasy land where logical thought, respect and grammar don’t exist.

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    | Reply Posted 11 years, 3 months ago
  5. * phantomdentist says:

    Don’t know whether to laugh, cry, or cry laughing.

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    | Reply Posted 11 years, 3 months ago


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