I had known the day would come. My twitter feedback has been supportive, encouraging, sharing and positive. Until today.
I am careful in what I say. I avoid obscenity, even abbreviations for profanity. Assiduously, I attempt to avoid retweeting such things as #LMAO and other such shortened naughties. If you don’t know what #LMAO means, good for you!
When I follow or am followed by someone with obviously different political, religious or social viewpoints, I make a point of suggesting that we engage in respectful discourse so we can learn more about each other’s point of view.
That approach has worked, until today.
Today I tweeted a polite but pointed political comment about a Virginia politician.
Shortly, thereafter I received a reply tweet from a man who tweeted that I was an idiot, or a moron or a liar, or all three. I gave his tweet some thought and then tweeted in my reply “What civil discourse.”
Later I checked out his profile to look at his history of tweets. There were only three words in his tweet vocabulary. You got it … “idiot”, “moron” and “liar”. Usually his tweets were very short and used only one of his three standbys. I actually felt honored that he had unleashed all three on me in just one tweet.
Should I do him a favor and tweet some more “dis” words to him so he will have more of a selection?