Monday, September 8, 2014

The First Negative Comment

This happened DAYS (like a lot of days) ago, and I've been sitting on it debating whether or not I wanted to blog about it. I decided that I couldn't NOT blog about it. This is the first time I've been trolled on Instagram and I just had to share it with all of you. I mostly found it hilarious. Let's begin.

Some of you may have seen this picture that I posted relatively recently:

Yep, that's the once-in-a-while-HUGE-shop-because-we-have-no-food cart picture. I'm so bad about running to the store to grab stuff we need, so it usually sneaks up on me when there's no food and all of a sudden I have to spend a million years grocery shopping. My own fault, yes, but still a pain. (PS - I usually don't shop at Wal-Mart, but I knew this trip was going to be expensive.) Allow me to show you the caption I posted. 

Is anybody offended yet? 

I think it was the next day that I saw a new comment on this picture. It was especially strange because this wasn't one of my more popular posts (and why would it be? Just normal everyday mundane tasks being big deal). Upon reading this new comment, I think I felt every emotion possible in the span of 30 seconds. Exhibit A:

Let's discuss. I don't know this girl. Upon stalking her, I realized that all she does is search for random pictures from people she doesn't know and leave rude comments. It was so evident because all the comments on her (maybe 10?) pictures were from others calling her out. I thought about 9178435 different ways to respond to this. Do I leave her a comment on one of her pictures? Do I ignore it all together? Neither. I left my comment right underneath and addressed her directly. Exhibit B:

As you can see, I started off by being pretty polite, but then I just had to add my true feelings. I was not about to let this little girl leave this comment on my picture for all my real friends to see and let them think that I'm some horrible person. Generally I'm a fan of the leave-it-alone mentality, and I don't like to call attention to people who clearly want the attention, but I just couldn't resist. 

If you have any questions about me or my personal life or choices, please ask. If you're wondering what I mean by "recycling" my plastic bags, I'll explain. I keep some in my car to use as impromptu trash bags -- you never know when you'll need one. I also pack my lunches in grocery bags. I use them as poop bags for my dog. I use them to line small trash cans.I use them to put my hedgehog's dirty bedding in before putting it in the trash can. I use them when I'm cooking to contain raw meat containers and other food trash so bacteria doesn't spread everywhere. Basically, I use grocery bags instead of buying other products for this stuff. 

Not that I think I need to explain this to the whole world, but obviously I'm feeling a little defensive. After I left my comment, I laughed it off. But I had to address that I'm not some earth-hating, nature-polluting yuppie who prefers plastic. Because that's not the case. 

Kthanks. I feel better now.


Shannon Q. said...

UGh!! Isn't it crazy that people make a point to leave rude comments? It kind of stuns me! Sorry that happened, I think you handled it well. It's happened to me once, like 2 years ago and it still kind of irritates me!

Tami said...

Ugh. When it comes to people like this, you just have to laugh it off sometimes. You're using ten plastic bags, not beating small animals. PLEASE try to tell me this girl has never thrown away a plastic bottle in her life. Some people!

Megalin said...

Dude. Dude. My first EVER comment on my blog was a negative comment and it was only my second post. I was like wtf, who the hell are you and how did you find me cause I haven't even figured this thing out yet. I'm glad you called her out and I know she read it. Freaking troll

Kristie's Blue Jeans said...

Wow is all I can say! I love how people feel it is their right to bash on someone's post. I get plastic because I reuse them, over and over again. I love your response and I hope she didn't come back for round two.

Nadine Lynn said...

The levels that people go to just be rude and hate for no reason never ceases to amaze me. Just wow. I remember my first rude comment and I thought about it for days because I just couldn't get over that someone would take the time out to be so ugly. What is the point, ya know?!