Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I Learned How To Do Something New This Morning!

I learned how to block a sender from my email account! Isn't that nifty?!

Why, you ask? Because, believe it or not, the back and forth emails with a disgruntled contributor to History Is Dead would NOT end, and this was annoying me. It seems "No, I don't want to discuss your story with you any more" just wasn't part of her mental world, not a statement of which she could fathom the meaning or implication. Perhaps this is because the "you" in the sentence automatically translates in her mind to "Most important person in the universe, whose needs must be immediately and unquestioningly met." Or is it because "your story" in that sentence is automatically rendered as "Most amazingly brilliant piece of prose of all time that only a Republican, puritanical, arrogant idiot could not fall in love with on the first reading"? No, wait, I know: it's because the "I" in that sentence clearly means "Your personal servant who has nothing else or better to do than cater to your every whim, agree with everything you say, and repent of all his misdeeds and lack of enlightenment." Yes, now I see.

But, of course, I'm the bad guy. "So say goodnight to the bad guy!" (Man, I always wanted to say that! Now I've had my chance! See - something good comes of every situation in life!)


Blogger Dave Dunwoody said...

Wow. I have blocked a few in my time who simply did not have any concept of "last word" or "compromise" or "we're done". It's a bummer of a situation but you've got the perfect tool for it. Best of luck with future entanglements!


8:04 PM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

I wish I had the patience. And I think I have more than I used to, but it's still not all the way up to infinite. Working on it. "Say hello to my leetle friend!"

9:18 PM  

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