Monday, January 01, 2007

I got my first grumpy comment...OUCH!

Just in time to start my New Year off I received my first ever not so positive comment on my blog. The post that I originally wrote was about the rising cost of gas. Here is the comment:

I don't know what you Americans are complaining about... petrol (gas) costs a little over twice that much here in the UK! ;-) Most of that is tax, justified by the government for investment in transport infrastructure and (increasingly) for reducing carbon emissions. Count yourselves lucky!
I do realize that we pay a lot less for gas here than people do in other countries. I was merely commenting on how fast the price seems to have gone up.

The funny thing is that I am not really so disgruntled about the gas comment. I am more offended as being put in to the "you Americans" category. That is what really doesn't sit right with me. I have never seen myself as a "you Americans." I have always worried about the actions that my fellow "Americans" have taken that put us in a horrible light to others. I have tried to live my life to make sure that I am not one of the "you Americans" but rather a citizen of the world.

Oh well. Maybe I shouldn't read to much into the comment. We are all entitled to our own opinions. If I put myself out in the blogosphere I need to be ready to handle the criticism. If it ever gets too bad I guess I can just delete the comments, right?

4 comments:

Nimitz' Lady said...

That's ok, I got called a liberal in a comment this week. What a crushing insult.

Happy New Year's to us both!

Nimitz' Lady

MsAbcMom said...

Let me go see...I am off to check out your blog!

cindy said...

I'd hate to be called that too...

Julissa said...

That is my biggest pet peeve when commenting on blogs. I remember commenting on a blog about racism in MX. And I was called out on because of USA's history of slavery. I felt like it was a playground feud.