Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 - 4:36 p.m.
Cost of the War in Iraq
WARNING!!!! if you know me personally, you may read my diary, but if you do, you take the chance of hearing things you don't want to know, misunderstanding what I've written and being hurt by it. If you are unsure if it is ok to read, save yourself and me the grief and heartache, and ask first!!! Please note that this is a DIARY, ie my subjective feelings, hearsay, suppositions, and outpourings of ranting of the moment. It does not represent objective news, the whole of what I think of a topic or someone, or even a thought-out representation of any of the above. Keep that in mind. Thanks. * Here is a Diary Etiquette Read Me.
Anonymous Strikes Diaryland
I just LOVE people who do things anonymously don't you? They are willing to get people in trouble but not take the shit themselves.
Someone has anonymously forwarded my Happy Bunny News at Eleven entry to my ex and he is totally pissed that I am 1) writing about him in this diary which he considers "public publishing" 2) used a pseudonym for him that he thinks is obviously him and 3) repeating what he said "confidentially". Now personally I don't know that if you say someone did something it is confidential. If I said "Mark tried to buy Jack's car, can you believe it!! He was going being so and so's back if that is true."... is that blabbing confidential information if no one says it is confidential??
I reread what I wrote (which unfortunately you will not be able to unless you email me for the new locked entry password), and I reitterated about three times that I had not checked it out, and "if it is true, I am not happy about it" etc... I certainly did not present what he said as fact.
On the other hand... the accusation is somewhat damning. And it does say that he is the one that told it to me... so I guess he feels like he looks bad to have said it. Actually he said MUCH worse stuff about someone which was personally defamatory, which I DID not write about. We all do this... "so and so is a bitch" "so and so is an asshole"... and you think, hmm, well no love lost there. But don't pass on what the other person said.
Well, I am interested in those of you who write in Diaryland. Do you consider your diary to be public publishing? Do you ever write things you have heard, and your reaction to them, as it affects your life, which someone else might not be happy to have out?
Do you write about friends, family, exes and coworkers? How would you feel if someone anonymously forwarded a diary entry of yours to someone in your life? What would you do about it?
Lock your diary so you can continue to write in it? Censor yourself since it is as public as speaking on the dinnertime tv news? Write only nice things? (and then even hope that someone doesnt forward an entry you wrote about how sexy and sweet your ex still is, to your new flame??)
How about if you write you are going to go for a new job position, and someone forwards that to your boss? I can think of a million more examples.
But if anyone reading this is the one who forwarded that diary entry, I am dying to know why. Why the person who received it would need to get it?? I think you should get your ass out of my diary. Perhaps identify yourself. I am now branded by my ex as a traitorous bigmouth who has no sense of discretion. Perhaps you would like me to know who you are so I can know who not to talk to. Thanks.
well, back to my regulary scheduled life.
And I am going to lock some entries now, sadly. I will be changing some pseudonyms elsewhere. I will be putting asterixes in the names of anyone with a known name who comes into town, which people might search on google. That is unfortunate, since I WOULD like people to get plugged for their stuff. Which is very hard to do without identifying who they are. Sigh and sigh again.
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Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
*inspired by Chaosdaily