Dear Angry Commenter,
I feel so silly dedicating an entire blog post to you.
I mean, I write a blog post. You follow it with a scathing anonymous comment using a false, bad-ass email address that’s super original like, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. But because it’s not a real address, I can’t reply. And then you get super frustrated because your comment isn’t posted.
We seem to be establishing a pattern.
You keep haranguing me for “not taking responsibility”. Because you have no idea what I talk about with my friends or a counselor, I’m assuming you mean, “you’re not taking responsibility on your blog” or “you’re not taking responsibility in the way that I want you to”. Based on the information that you’ve gleaned from Drew or his family, that is.
The thing is, you are SO angry. And your anonymous emails actually meet the criteria for “cyber harassment” at this point. Frankly, I’m getting concerned about your mental state. Because I’m a psychologist, I can write that statement with some authority behind it, not just in that vague way that non-psychologists write it. And because you clearly know me in real life, I’m getting concerned about your potential to harm me.
If you want me to be accountable, why don’t we start by actually having a conversation? You know, you pretend to be a normal, healthy person and contact me via phone, email, or FB message. That way, I can’t be accused of trying to elicit sympathy from my readers and you don’t look quite as crazy.
I suspect that despite knowing me in real life, you haven’t had a substantial conversation with me in well over a year, if not longer. Clearly, a conversation is overdue.
I’ll be nice, I promise. I’m super easy to talk to, I’ve been told.