Good news, no one left a burning bag of dog shit on my porch this weekend!
The photographer for the piece said I was brave to put myself out there like I have. I’ve been here before, I know what it is like to open myself up for criticism and speculation from internet trolls who derive deep satisfaction from antagonizing strangers. Therefore I do not read comments.
But Loony did.
That just about covers it. Too bad they didn’t mention all the charity work Loony does, how we’ve housed the homeless in our house, or how rich people don’t really like to have strangers staying under their roof BECAUSE THEY ARE RICH AND DON’T NEED THE MONEY!
Loony kindly left out any insults made to my person and I’m sure there are plenty because even he was criticized for his choice of footwear.
He shared some of the less personal comments with me about how we are going to get reported to the IRS (go ahead, we pay our taxes) our insurance company (we have boarding house policy) and every other government agency out there because we are everything that is wrong with Boulder.
While these threats don’t really worry me, they put me on edge all weekend.
Which is why it meant so much to me this morning when a woman at the gym complimented my outfit.
She said, “You look so adorable!”
I fell over laughing that anyone would say something nice about my 100% thrift-store outfit.
And I mean it, even the sneakers are used. That’s how we trust-funders roll.
I was going to sack my lady’s maid for setting out the rags that I usually bequeath to the homeless in retribution for refusing to let her attend her child’s funeral. But now I’ll simply have to catch her red-handed stealing the silver before I can get rid of her. Tsk.
It made me remember that most people are really nice, kind and generous. And while a handful of people see fit to tear apart everyone and everything because they can hide behind the anonymity of the internet, nothing beats a friendly face and a good laugh.