Wow, I had no idea some people were that passionate about getting themselves a dislike button put onto Facebook. I knew I was stirring a big pot when I wrote yesterday’s post. What I didn’t know was that it would end in several hate and threat emails.
All I have to say is, I would rather *not* go kill myself or jump off a bridge (thank you Natalie and Jennifer for the suggestions). Mark, I appreciate your thoughts as well. Perhaps I am a big f****** baby who is way too f****** sensitive. Rebecca, I also appreciate you letting me know that I am the perfect example of everything wrong with every man in this world.
[LOL] [sniff sniff] [sigh]
The aftermath of yesterday’s post reminded me that I haven’t shared the daily splendor of my inbox lately. Every once in a while I like to give you a little taste of the classy, and not so classy, correspondences that show up around here. Please know that this is all in good fun and the senders gave me permission to have some fun with their emails for today’s post. Let’s start with the “über-classy with a cherry on top” emails.
“Dan, I wanted to write and tell you that you are perhaps the sexiest man alive. I sure hope you end up on the cover of People soon. Single Dad Laughing is the only blog in the world I make sure to read every single day. Nothing has given me the power to overcome the crap in my life the way your words have. I would marry you tomorrow, you sexy beast of a man. Thanks for always making me laugh.”
First of all, thank you for the compliments. I fear that People Magazine would bankrupt themselves overnight if they did something like that. As for marriage, I can only marry one woman at a time, so take a number. At my current divorce rate, I’m sure I’ll make it to you eventually.
“I have a confession. I don’t agree with everything you say. In fact I don’t agree with a lot of what you say, but I still come read your blog every single day because the man who writes it is passionate and he believes what he writes. That’s not something the world sees everyday. I feel that you always have a lesson behind every post, even the silly or funny ones. It’s obvious how much of yourself you give to your work and to the world everyday and I just want to thank you for it. I’ll keep reading as long as you keep writing. Oh, and don’t get me wrong. I agree with a lot of what you say, too.”
What do you mean you don’t agree with everything I write? I prefer followers who don’t use their brains, thank you very much. Kidding… kidding… geez. I just got twelve more hate mails before I even finished typing that.
In all seriousness, I love the different opinions and perspectives that people have here at SDL. I love that most of us are so cordial and polite as we debate things. I love that most of us are mature enough to not be offended at opposing viewpoints. I love that this is often a place where people do come and use their brains. As for the lesson behind every post… I hope everything I post has at least a slightly greater purpose than entertainment. That’s what I shoot for. I know I often come up short.
And, now for the emails which I’m not sure whether to put under the classy or the not so classy column.
“hi dan.. how r you? i am riting to tell u that i love ur plog. i cant reed it ever day but i when i see a link i always like whut i see and i thnk noah is super cute to”
Thank you. Your message was beautiful. The headache it gave me to read it, not so much. I’m very glad you like my plog though, and I hope you can come reed it more often.
“Dan you are apectacualr with what you write so thank you for doing hwat you do everyday on you’re blog cause it is defintley the highlights of my day and your so cute too that I would love to see more pics of you on here so thank you again and I hope you have a good thanskgiving and no there are a lot of people that are probly saing thanks for you this year and I am one of them so keep doing what you’re doing and maybe I will bump into you some day since I don’t live to far from you and who knows maybe we can get together for a drink soemtime. Lots of loves and kisses for you and noah”
Your an outstanding person and you’re message was very meaningful to me. I really appreciated it. You also are apectacualr. As for the pics, I’ll make a deal with you. As soon as you pass the highest level of Mavis Beacon I’ll write a blog post that is nothing but pictures of me, and I’ll title it “To my #1 fan”. Oh, and what do you mean drink? I hope you mean Slurpees. They really help me get my ultimate run-on.
And, of course, the not so classy. I’ve already shared a bit of the negative at the top of this post, so I’m only going to include one. This email was from a reader who had read the Worthless Women post.
“Dan thank you for writing the blog about worthless women. Here is something personal I wanted to give you to help you in your quest.”
I opened the attachment and found a picture of my reader. She was buck naked and flipping me off. Thank goodness for the delete button. I find it much more useful than a dislike button.
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing
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