Livid, Indignant, Insulted and Upset.

You know, I don’t even know how to address this.

This is a blog.  Yes, it is a public forum, and anyone can read it.  Yes, that means YOU can read it too.

But it’s still mine.  It’s my thoughts, my opinions, my world, my life – every part of this is Mandy.  Do I need to post a disclaimer, like they do at the beginning of movies?  That the thoughts and opinions contained herein belong only to the writer, and do not reflect the thoughts or opinions of any corporation or association she might be affiliated with?

What the heck is with printing off my blog, and taking it to my boss and trying to get me in trouble?  Is that really necessary?  If I wrote something that upset you or offended you, you could STOP READING MY BLOG.  I never asked you to, and I don’t write to please you.  Better yet, if you think something I’ve said or done is incorrect or in bad taste, you could tell me.  Did you ever think of that?  Perhaps I would have just fixed it and moved on?

Apparently, something I said about having a job and not loving it, and working with people at night that are crazy and make me laugh is offensive?  Should it be a secret that I want to be a stay at home mom?  Does EVERYONE, everywhere that has to work absolutely love their job, and feeling otherwise is unforgivable?  And really, the fact that I love my co-workers enough to call them crazy – is that something to get worked up over?  I would think it was actually something to be proud of.  I’ve found some people that I really enjoy working with, despite our quirks and differences, and I’m being nailed to the wall for it.

I don’t know who did it.  I don’t know who reads this, or who found it through someone else, or who let something I said upset them enough to get all high, mighty and righteous.  I will not apologize for what I wrote.  I said nothing wrong.  I removed the offending comment from the offending post, and that is the sole concession I will make to your delicate sensibilities.

And please, don’t bother coming back here to read what I have to say.  You really aren’t welcome any more.

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  • *gasp!*

    I cannot believe someone did THAT. I agree with you, what’s on the web is for public to read. However, for someone to do something that crummy is unexcusable.

    I doubt what you wrote was very insulting. You do a great job of staying classy when venting about work. Besides, people working the graveyard shift are probably all in the same boat as you! Just that some are more bitter than others. Like your printing offender. Hmph! The nerve.
    .-= Dahnya´s last blog ..Sugar Plums & Fairies =-.

  • I can’t believe someone would do that! “High, mighty, and righteous” is right! How unbelievable. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with what you said–you weren’t complaining about your job (and even if you were, who cares? Doesn’t everybody?), you weren’t badmouthing your coworkers or boss. I’m just appalled. I hope you aren’t actually in hot water over this.
    .-= Cate´s last blog ..This is much better =-.

  • Geez. That has to be the most absurd things I’ve ever heard? it’s hard to imagine people are juvenile enough to print sommething and take it to your boss….tattle tailing is for little kids and even THEY get in trouble for it..


  • Childish and cowardly

    If they were really worried about what you wrote, they would have just come to you to talk about it. Petty jealousy is all this situation racks up as in my book.

  • Unbelievable!
    What the hell is wrong with people these days?
    I agree with Brock – Obviously jealous.
    The fact that they read your blog means they have some sort of private obsession with you. To go and tattle like a baby is pathetic.
    Good for you for keeping true to yourself!

  • Amanda

    That is completely ridiculous!! What is wrong with people???

  • kathleen

    Weird… But, since I work in HR I see employees doing this kind of thing, and worse (more petty) allllll the time. I always wonder, jeez, how do you even have the time to come up with stuff like this? Shouldn’t you be working?

  • It sounds to me as though this person thinks that anything you write about your job should be all happiness, sweetness, and light. And let’s face it, that isn’t always going to be the case.

    I’m hoping that your boss is smart enough to realize what this person is trying to do.
    .-= Janus´s last blog ..Not The Oops I Was Dreading =-.

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  • Lani

    My personal concern is how did they find your website in the first place? Unless you told people at work that you had a blog, why would that person go through the trouble of googling you, finding your blog, reading through all the entries to find the offending one, printing it out, and turning you in. The gall!

  • I think Lani’s right. You may have a stalker on your hands.
    .-= Janus´s last blog ..We Have Laptop =-.

  • Amanda

    Ugh… the only people who do this are the ones who obviously don’t have a life of their own! Sooooo petty! Maybe you should suggest to your boss that he/she increases their workload since they obviously have so much down time on their hands!

  • WulfCry

    Unbelievable that someone does it again its sad people doing that. I also rather spend time working on my project then working for a “BOSS”. Does not mean I hate working I just dislike my job. My co-workers also make me laugh and we quarrel like everyone do but we don’t do tells about our blogging or any web publishing its just not done. That person is outrageous shameless that does.