Monday, December 15, 2008

revival

A cowardly anonymous troll tried to hijack my Christmas spirit this afternoon by replying to our e-mailed holiday letter with his own glib rewording [initially it was pretty hilarious in an over-the-top obnoxious way, but then he became hostile with: "Contemplate sending out generic e-mail re: "I know you hardly know me and that I barely know you, but here's an e-mail exclaiming to the entire fuckin' universe to look at me and my freakin' perfect children and my wonderful prescription-drug driven life" " Gee, depressed much?]. The weirdest part is that this is someone I went to high school with, who I contacted a couple of years ago for our reunion and is only in my address book because he was (supposedly) interested in hearing from other alumni. Clearly he's only interested in sharing his delightful brand of comedy/rage with people who are just too damned happy.

After a brief reverse e-mail look-up to determine which joy-filled former classmate took such time & care to respond to my holiday greeting (he actually copied my letter to his junk mail account, altered it, and used a fake name to send it back - that is dedication to a craft), I turned my energy to making dinner for my freakin' perfect children before heading out to watch my best friends' kids' (also perfect) orchestra performance. Despite the 5th grade strings sounding a lot like the well-meaning Halloween Town musicians in Nightmare Before Christmas ("Jingle Bells" dirge, anyone?), it was just what I needed. The earnestness in those faces & fingers; the nervous eyes and shaking hands; the beaming smiles during applause.


Yes. I do have a wonderful life, prescription-drug driven or not.



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13 comments:

Elizabeth Bonds said...

I used to be one of those shakey handed 5th grade orchestra students. Haha

As for the jerk. Boo to him. I don't like people like that. What is the point? Really, though, we just have to pray for people like that. He must be so miserable.

I am thankful for my freakin' perfect family too.

i am very mary said...

I'm seriously sad that you didn't post his email address. Because girlfriend? We could do some damage to this man's fragile ego. I think it's very noble that Elizabeth wants to pray for him. Me? I'd rather toilet paper his house (or would that be his mom's basement, which is where he probably still lives?). Also, I accept the fact that I am going to hell, but you don't have to pray for me because I am totally down with that. I like the heat.

phd in yogurtry said...

Me thinks the email scrooge has let his Lithium Rx lapse.

Lisa Milton said...

Our budding cellists loved having you there.

As for the troll, I vacillate between a desire to treat him to some fanciful words myself and pitying him. Because really? To be that nasty?

Must be pretty miserable.

Still, I hate it was sent your way.

(Maybe we can have tea/coffee with a snow day tomorrow or soon? Yes. :))

Shana said...

Yes, I think you should totally out your troll and let your homegirls take him down. Seriously. We've got your back.

Danielle said...

I think you should go sign him up for a bunch of daily postive thinking emails...

missburrows said...

I'm with Danielle. tee hee.

San Diego Momma said...

Ooooo, give us his email and we'll all put him on our emailed holiday card lists!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

What a jerk.

Moxy Jane said...

Seriously? How pathetic. I do really like the idea of adding his email to every feel-good mailing list out there!!

Also, I so want to know how you do that reverse e-mail thing!! That sounds like a ton of fun!

I'm glad to know that you didn't let Scrooge McDuck take up more than a few minutes of your life.

LarryG said...

so now there is something wrong with prescription drugs (viagra etc) ???
shheeeze ... the only thing wrong with that jerk is he should get a prescription or meet someone who has one ;) lol

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Anonymous is an asshole. I lurve that you went all CIA and figured out who it was. Excellent work.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Oh, and I like San Diego Momma and I Am Very Mary's ideas. Remember katydidnot and karla with a k?

We're all on Team Bad Mom.

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