This week’s Friday Follies is both foreign and domestic. By that, I mean, the crazies are both garden variety and exotic. I am going to leave it to you to decide which one is which. Please, do not consider the countries of origin as a determining factor as to the level of lunacy required for hatemail.
I am part of the team.
The hatemail coming from Montana was very revealing as to the social activities offered. Most of the M3 Readers absorbed the environmental nature of The Green Mailbox
without my coming right out and saying it by reading the title and the teaser. Greg, on the other hand, missed the point.
I get sale mail because the companys value my opinion. They need people like me to buy their products so they know they have something worth bying. If they did not send this to me how would they know they are doing it right.”
Apparently, Greg thought I was trying to bankrupt all of the companies for which he is a personal test marketer, code named Occupant. Since he disbelieves the 2% return on direct mail, I thought I may as well have a little fun.
Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. Greg,
In a continued effort to gauge the success of the M3 Blog, we are seeking your direct input. Please rate the following and let us know if we are doing a good job.
On a scale from 1 to 5, please state whether you agree or disagree with the following statements:
- Totally Disagree
- Somewhat Disagree
- Neither Agree nor Disagree
- Somewhat Agree
- Totally Agree
The M3 Blog is where I go for all my information.
The M3 Blog is a great source of humor and entertainment.
The M3 Blog is balanced and unbiased.
The M3 Blog hosts great guests.
I would refer my friends to the M3 Blog.
I would refer my family to the M3 Blog.
Your answers are very important to us. The M3 Blog thanks you for your participation. Be sure to follow the M3 Blog via the email subscription button to ensure you never miss a post.
Marketing Research Department
Momma’s Money Matters
I certainly hope the irony is not lost on you: Greg scored M3 a 4.8.
Jumping the Gun?
For every stalker and troll there are around 500 well-meaning people who grow close to bloggers and Internet personalities. There is a one-to-one ratio of trolls to knights.
No, I am not discriminating. Knights are not always men, as in the case of Svetlana from Ontario. She writes to me in a bit of a snit, however, over the post I have been mugged. Like the majority of M3 Readers, as the account of my Saturday afternoon unfolded, she was worried about my well-being and the safety of me, Bear and the brood.
While there were many emails congratulating me on the post, Svetlana’s stood out because her knightly reaction was different from those who read to the end before acting. Honestly, she did not get past the last line of the first paragraph:
Before I got down to the place where you posted the sketch of your attacker, I was already on the phone with the RCMP and now they think I am a nutjob. I was asking them to contact your American authorities or the CAI or whoever handles that sort of thing there.”
I thought only Americans were confused about who does what in our country. Glad to know it spans borders.
Brain Chemistry or Surgery?
In our ongoing quest for identity on M3, we brought some of our childhoods out into the open on this week’s Talk Tuesday. Comments came from around the around the globe about elementary school experiences with bullying and the group speculated on ways to combat the juvenile plague.
After hours of stimulating conversation with reasonable adults seeking a better solution for their grand/children and other young family members, the hatemail I got from Paolo in Brazil made me shake my head and wonder what really is in the coffee:
Why do you even bother to ask this? Everyone knows you repress all of the memories of childhood till something bad happens when you are grown. Then, you dont remember it right. You only remeber what the therapist asks you. It is all bogus. You only use 10% of your brain and you cannot possible remeber everthing. That is why you cannot remeber bad things from being a kid.”
Always the helpful, albeit snarky, wench, I shot back an email to boost his brain capacity and the economy:
Thank you for the interesting facts. It seems a natural herb of your country is a great resource for memory. Ginkgo biloba is touted as a natural defense against memory loss. While the jury is still out on whether or not it can sharpen your memory to unlock repressed memories, many are sure it is the cure for the forgetful moments in life.
It is safest as a pill, since you should not trust it in the wild unless you are a herbologist. The pamphlet I read says it is harmful to smoke it. Just be sure you do not mix it with other herbs…especially the ones we all know cause memory loss!”
Waking the Dead
Since the very first poem posted on M3, I have been comfortable in the fact someone would get something far removed from the original intent of nearly every poem I write. This week’s Muse for Monday was no different. The Way garnered comments stating the M3 Reader’s view of what the way was to them.
I have to wonder if Terry from Vermont is related to Misti of Nevada. Terry reveals precisely how supernatural The Way really is and how it speaks to him/her.
Oh man this is fricken awesome! …Everyone wants to overlook how kind and helpful they can be cuz they are all to busy being scared of them. If they would only look at them as having the same desires as the livign. That is all they want anyway. Jus to have a place to rest and be happy in eternity. Its not there fault they’re stuck here.”
Have you figured out what Terry means? See if my response sheds a little light on the subject.
I know what you mean. The embalmers in this country are the worst. The moment the body is dead, they want to hurry and toss it in the ground. If they would take the time to remove the brain and the heart and do the job right, there would be more of them around so science could study them. People feel safer when a doctor signs off on things.”
Still have not guessed it? Terry is convinced my closet does not hold skeletons. It holds mummies!
I hope your week has been filled with good memories and free of hatemail, intelligence agencies, sales surveys and mummies. Vote if you have not already! Thank you for joining in M3 Friday Follies, bringing you hatemail from the stupidest inbox in the blogosphere! Have a great weekend!
(c) Ann Marie Dwyer 2012
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