With Great Ignorance, Comes Great Stupidity


We’ve all met at least one person who sits around waiting for someone else to make a mistake, so that he or she can go, “I told you so!” This individual takes joy in shaming anyone who they perceive to be self-contradictory. We all know that kind of instigator; and most of us feel a mixture of disgust and morbid fascination towards his or her behavior. Maybe the “morbid” bit describes only me…

I don’t know a lot of people who dislike me (to my face). Most of the ones who have expressed some kind of Magaly-loathing tend to feel that way for the wrong reasons. I said “most” because I clearly remember the hateful face of certain squad leader, who might have been tricked into spending nearly three hours in a porta potty, during a sweltering North Carolina summer.

But you can’t really blame the person who trapped the squad leader, in the stinky company of the waste of hundreds of young Marines, who had been eating nothing but gut-obliterating MREs for weeks. For the squad leader in question was really annoying. He thought of showers as something that happened to other people. He spent half his day spitting chewing tobacco juice into a clear bottle, and the rest making sexist or sexual remarks to and about the person who trapped him.

And seriously, my Wicked Luvs, Marine Corps Combat Training got really boring at times. Also, the person who trapped the rotten chauvinistic jerkwad in the shithouse needed to do something with the two rolls of duct tape she had been carrying around in her backpack. They were bulky, heavy, and sooo stickily attractive ;-) Anyhoo, back to the psychos without a cause…

A few days ago, a person I’ve never talked to (or who’s using a fake name) contacted me to share some wisdom. For the sake of clarity, I’ll call him or her Haters Anonymous Escapee while I let you glimpse into our exchange.

Haters Anonymous Escapee: “I hate people that want attention and pity so they act so hypocrite.”

Rather Confused Witchy Me: “I don’t hate any particular ‘people’ but attention seekers do get on my nerves. And hypocrites are scum. Are you sure you sent your message to the right email address? I’m not sure I know you.”

Haters Anonymous Escapee: “you make other blog people feel bad because they don’t do thing, and you don’t do them either.”

Rather Confused Witchy Me: “Come again?”

Haters Anonymous Escapee: “you talk about people who don’t write for blog parties after signing up. you didn’t do the whole pagan blog project and you signed up. you don’t write for the mind challenge and you signed up. i hate people that aren’t real. you lie and stupid people don’t know. you harm people. you laugh about it.”

Rather Confused Witchy Me: “I think you have some serious issues. I’ll do you a favor and not reply to any more or your messages. However, if you do have a grievance, go ahead and point it out. I would be more than happy to blog about it (maybe others feel as you do?). In fact, I’ll probably write about this one. And there is a possibility that I’ll joke a bit about your accusations. Insanity needs laughter. If we don’t laugh at the lovely lunatics in our lives, well… we might get really pissed off for no obvious reason, and become just as insane.”

There were more messages detailing the evil of my ways, my obvious plot to spread deception, sarcasm and hysterical cackles through the blogosphere. One blog ring to rule them all! And when that’s done, I’ll get a hold of Pinky and the Brain, and go for world domination. Is that enough nonsense? I would hate to let Haters Anonymous Escapee down.

I’m very patient with people whose ignorance is rooted in lack of access to necessary information. We’ve all been there… But any time a busybody (who knows just how to stick his or her nasty nose in other people’s business) jumps skull first into the wrong (hateful) conclusions, and then has the guts to try to make me feel guilty about their blatant stupidity… well, my patience takes leave and my sarcasm rules the party. It’s just easier (and much more entertaining) this way, isn’t it?


P.S. Just so our Haters Anonymous Escapee won’t suffer a massive coronary, I want to say that I had my reasons for not finishing the Pagan Blog Project (which I shared with the hostess). And the justification for my scarce participation in the MFE’s Mind, Body, Soul 90 Day Challenge can be found somewhere in the comment section of the event in question. Anyone who has looked for it and hasn’t foun it *Haters Anonymous Escapee, cough, cough* needs to start using their snooping power for good.  
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51 comments:

  1. A strong towel & 2 rolls of duct tape will get you far.

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    1. I can almost see the cocoon...

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  2. Everyone deserves at least one great duct tape achievement in life.

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    1. This made me lol IRL.

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    2. The truth can be truly hilarious, Salem Witch Child. And Eliora knows all about it ;-D

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  3. Some one has way too much time on their hands if they notice what blog parties you have not done.

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  4. Is there nothing that duct tape can't do? Hahahahahahaha!

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    1. Nope, duct tape is magic with sticky bits on it ;-)

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  5. Perhaps the first clue that the random hater's inability to blog comes not from you but from herself is her creative use of grammar. With all the time she took to e-mail you she could have channeled it positively into her own blogs. Of course, sending hate mail to other folks is easier that working on yourself.

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    1. Don't get me started, I might giggle myself to death.

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  6. This person/hater needs to get a life and maybe take some grammar classes. Duct tape can solve the worlds problems, one roll at a time :)

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    1. I've noticed that many of us rarely have the time to see our own mistakes, especially when we are spending precious time pointing at other people's faults.

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  7. *cackles maniacally*.....you get such pretty duct tape in the US, would be obscene not to use it regularly :D...and what amazing fun mail you get...I just get stuff from fake banks and viagra salesmen :D XXX

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    1. I saw some yellow, pink and green rolls and I nearly drooled with delight ;-D

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  8. Seriously? You're a hypocrite because you didn't participate in a blog thing that you signed up for? Who the fuck cares? It's a blog thing fer cryin' out loud. And you know, some people have lives that interfere with their on-line time. Haters Anonymous Escapee needs to get a grip. Or better yet, get a life. BTW, I love Pinky and the Brain. It was way under appreciated.

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    1. People are ridiculous, Ellen. I don't get too mad because many times, they are also funny (and a good source for strange posts).

      Pinky and the Brain rules! I loved that show (still watch reruns). Brain was always my favorite because of his darkness, but Pinky was sooo lovable lol

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  9. Poor confused kiwi!

    (I love telling people, "I told you so", but that is usually really because I told them so and they would not listen. Or, as Richard put it once, "People should know by now that my girl knows everything. Always. In advance." Trying to get rid of that bad habit, but it is so tough being this fabulous. ^^ )

    I am amazed how calm you stay around people like that. Plus, I think the person in question completely missed the point you were trying to make in the post (s)he was referring to. But that's okay, some brains are slower than others.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I totally understand, my modest friend, being fabulously perfect can be quite the burden.

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  10. This is what HAE decided was worth spending time on? Really?! Honestly, if you signed up for something, as long as you told the person hosting the event why you were unable to participate, that's all that matters. Frankly, someone who isn't willing to give you the benefit of the doubt doesn't need to be in your life anyway. Hope they realize the folly of their ways, though if they don't, it doesn't impact you (or me!), so who really cares?

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    1. And the thing is that all the nonsense could have been avoiding with a simple question. If HAE truly felt that way, I wouldn't have mind if s/he had asked, "How come you say X, Y & Z, but do it yourself?" I would be fine answering that. I just get annoyed when people are so ridiculously dumb that they can't tell when they are being rudely stupid.

      And as you said, "who [freaking] really cares"?

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  11. o_O <<< the face I made reading about this person

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    1. I did quite a bit of eye rolling myself :-)

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  12. hmmmmm, this fool child sounds very much like some slutty whore of a certain dumbass. Maybe even related to. Just a guess. But at any rate, cut from the same piece of irregular cloth. Love how you shame the shameful. They have no idea there is never going to be an even playing field when it comes to your sharp wit and intelligence. Makes an Oma proud, it do.

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    1. Having read messages from said "whore," I wonder if they aren't ingesting the same brain-melting fumes.

      I make you "proud"? Well, good, 'cause you make me happy ;-D

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  13. Duh... WTF???

    You made me laugh taking duct tape AND karma into your own hands, classic Magaly :)
    The other bit I'm not sure about... Don't these annons have something better to do FFS (for fuck's sake)??? Help at a shelter, write a book, volunteer at a hospital or school, learn a hobby, think before they speak??

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    1. Buy a dictionary? Revisit their middle school copy of grammar for dummies? Like someone else suggested, get a freaking life!? I know, not very nice, but some people's children need to hear the uglies. It might protect them from someone not as patient (or as virtual) as myself.

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  14. Duct tape this person too Magaly! I read a really good quote on another blog a couple of weeks ago, "If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them!" ;o) My friend, you won the can ;o) Let me know if you still want it and if you do, can you e-mail me your address again ;o) I wan to confirm everything ;o) Hugs ;o)

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    1. It is sad, but it is true... misery likes to spread. *I jut grinned at the thought of some duct tape fun lol*

      And I squealed at the idea of my can and all the other goodies. I already have plants for it! WoooHooo!! Thanks so much, will email you in a bit ;-D

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  15. Wow, just wow. The things people perceive.... ~Dragon

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    1. We see what we expect (and many times what we want). It's sad...

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  16. I sat and giggled. First at your Marine Corps story and then at the sheer stupidity (and bad grammar skills!) of Haters Anonymous Escapee. How many blog projects have you begun, hosted, *and* completed in the past year? And on top of all the other writing work you do? Ugh. lol.

    -Fox

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    1. I know we all make mistakes when we blog. It's a kind of conversation, so we (and by "we" I mean "me") don't check our words as closely. But goodness a bit of capitalization, and a pause here and there, goes a long way *sigh*

      "Ugh," indeed...

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  17. I love Pinky and the Brain! Since you're Brain, can I be Pinky? I'll brink the duct tape!

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    1. We can switch roles. I like the explosive and giggly one, too!

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  18. Duct tape is the most wonderful invention in the known world. It can fix cars, airplane wings, and squad leaders' attitudes. Plus it now comes in pretty colors!
    Too bad you can't use it to attach a grammar guide to HAE's hands. It's sad really. They took all that time to contact you and "call you out", but wound up sounding stupid. It must be so embarrassing for them to realize what a dumb ass they are. *Smirking Meanly*

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    1. I join the "smirking meanly" bit. I usually don't gloat, but when people act like total bastards, I allow myself certain luxuries *Gloats Hotly*

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  19. Oh.. hatemail.. that's the biggest reason why I hate going to youtube, it's so full with conflicts. Hating someone on- line is so easy.
    My summerholiday starts soon and I wrote some feedback to my schoolpage. I got into a "conversation" with one of the headmasters. She was so rude and groundlessly accused me for making things difficult for the school (meaning for her). But I think it is her and teachers jobs to make shore that things are good with all the students. After the chat I send her and e-mail and told how much I was hurt by her nasty sayings. Suprisingly she hasn't replied anything to me and avoids me at the school. I was actually accused for writing feedback with my own name. But I if I had done it anonymous no one would care to do anything about it. So Im proud of myself and I don't care what she thinks. If this anonymous hater reveals herself. I think she needs to take a good look in the mirror and ask what was the point?

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    1. That headmaster sounds a bit disturbed. If you saw a problem with the instructions and/or the facility where it was given, I would think she would want to know to make things better. Her reaction sounds rather unprofessional.

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  20. I don't blame you for not doing the Pagan Blog one. I looked at it but didn't like it. I might even have signed up at one point. Sounds like the hater needs a grammar lesson though.

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    1. It works for a lot of people, but I don't enjoy the restrictions it offers. But we all know I don't react well to 'boxes.'

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  21. And I thought Duct tape was just a Canadian thing. Ha hahah you are soo funny! Well the first part was funny the second part was horrible. I hate to think of such a nasty presence in your space, BUT you definitely can handle it. I really hope that grim person gets the picture.

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    1. Duct tape is universal ;-D

      I think some people are just really confused, so we can always laugh a little (or we might pull our hair out).

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  22. You know, it's funny... I don't really care for negativity (had too much of it in my life) but you always do such a great job of "airing your laundry", that it just leaves me smiling. Thanks for the inspiration~♥

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    1. Nothing defeats the uglies faster than a bit (or a lot) of laughter, so I will laugh and watch the uglies die away ;-)

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  23. "Haters" need to get lives. Seriously. **rolls eyes and sighs**

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  24. O...M...M...G! (Dan always says OMMG, "oh my many gods") Anyway, this reminds me of a situation my sister had with a hater man she works with. I won't bore you with the details but she said she managed to smile while envisioning pulling his nuts through his nose. I thought that was funny, though I am sort of sick that way. ;-)

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    1. Sickening, indeed, but I'll sacrifice myself and watch him twitch on floor holding his crotch ;-D

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  25. Can you say STALKER!! Our it just sounds like this person has to much time on there hands and wants to know what you do. Love Pinky and the Brain by the way. ;)

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    1. Some days all we can do is repeat Oma Linda's wise words, and say, "Some people's children" and move on. People are weird... And Pinky and the Brain ROCK!

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