I just got an email notifying me of comments on a friend’s blog that I frequently read, and since I had commented on it, I went over to see what was said. Boy, was I in for a shock. These were hurtful words, people. Attacking words. This person who so cleverly called herself (guessing it’s a woman) ‘no name’ (isn’t that cute? *eye roll*) trashed my friend. The words weren’t directed at me, but my heart was racing as if they were. They hurt. I had the ‘ouch’ effect, and I wasn’t the one who was on the receiving end of it.
I struggled with knowing what to do. I mean, this is my friend, and she doesn’t deserve the poisonous darts being shot at her. What this person said was not true, on top of being nasty. It’s like reading those 1 or 2 star reviews where the person says it’s the worst book ever written and it was way too much to spend money on at $0.99. Well…scratch that. It was worse than even the worst review because this person was trashing my friend as a mother and (indirectly) a wife. That’s hitting way below the belt, and I don’t know why this person would do something so vile on a public forum where everyone can see how nasty ‘no name’ is.
At first, I was going to comment that her words were hurtful and rude and she should apologize. Then I thought that would go right over her head because people like that typically never see anything they ever say or do as being wrong, even when it blatantly is. So then I opted to make another comment directed to my friend and told her all the wonderful things I see in her. It’s all I could think of. Man, I don’t know if my friend has read these comments yet, but I hope she blocks ‘no name’ and all of ‘no names’ future aliases from her blog forevermore. I suspect this is the kind of person who doesn’t go away easily.
I just feel so bummed about my friend now. 😦 No one should be treated like that.