Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Silly Haters

Yikes. I just don't understand the haters out there.

I think it was yesterday.

I got a comment on one of my YouTube videos.

I had been playin' around with YouTube and vlogging a while back. I'm sure some of my vids were better than others. They were low quality, sure. I didn't look my best, sure. But, mostly, I was just having fun and chronicling our lives on my other blog. I was talking about my weight loss.

So, the comment I received on one of my videos of myself talking about something about my weight loss goals(I was too embarrassed to go back and watch it again), said this:

"One pound a week? You suck. And do something with your eyebrows."

Uhhhh...I'm pretty sure I mentioned that I knew my eyebrows needed grooming. But thanks.

And, honestly, I WISH I'd been losing at one pound per week since whenever I made that video. I'd probably be close to my goal. That's a great, doable, reasonable goal that will get a person somewhere.

But...

"You suck."

?????

I'm pretty sure I even fixed the person's grammar in my translation. I don't believe they used any capitalization or proper punctuation in their slam. Let me assure you that I do NOT suck. How RUDE!

I deleted it right away. I didn't block the person. It made me feel bad. Not super bad, just a little bit irked. And I have a pretty decent amount of self-knowledge and self esteem. Ok, I put myself out there, but sheesh. And it made me feel a little bad for that person who had nothing to do but watch random low quality videos and come up with nasty comments and actually POST them to someone's videos. What's next? Are they going to go to my pictures posted online and tell me my kid is ugly? (He so is NOT.) Is this a generational thing? Do I just not get it because I'm too old? Is this what the kids are doin' these days?

Ok, honestly, I might go through the first few steps. Watch random, low quality videos. Come up with my own slams on the contents. But I would not POST those slams.

When I really think about it, it's so silly. This person did not even critique me for the low quality of the video or the contents, which was probably some boring, mundane facts about my life and weight loss. They critiqued my totally reasonable goal of 1 lb a week and my ungroomed eyebrows. How ridiculous! And yet, it made me feel bad. Bad enough to write paragraph after paragraph about it here.

Bad enough to post that person's youtube account and ask you all to go write slams on HER videos.

Just kidding. I won't do that. It's just not me.

I'm not a hater. I'm sure you're not either.

I hope you all have a good day! Even you, silly haters.

~t

5 comments:

Jersey Girl said...

It's like people have nothing better to do with their time then to go around putting down others, being rude or mean. Sad, eh?

Sending a big hug from New Jersey to you!

Terri said...

Awwww...thanks jersey girl. :)

bundle-o-contradictions said...

I'm a frustrated person that often sounds like a hater. But I never tell people what I'm thinking. I'm sorry that happened to you! I agree: How rude!

Retta said...

Stupid people. Your eyebrows are fine, as you are not the cowardly one that won't go to the salon and get them done. Who was that again? Oh yeah, that was me, LOL

Just ignore them and continue with life as usual. I enjoyed your vlogging! Get back to making us some vids.

Lisa said...

You're just totally gorgeous and sweet! And you have loverly brows - no matter what! And of course, you're supposed to lose weight slowly - hey, you're losing weight - you are a loser - you could thank her for the compliment! Wish I was a loser!!!!

Miss you terribly!