Him: Hey, out of curiosity, I read a little of your blog, and I’d like to know how everyone BUT you can be a jerk when you end up saying some pretty inconsiderate things. Yea, I know, the world has a few assholes in it, but why spread the bitterness, and then publicly post these conversations as if to reassure yourself that your side of the experience was the good side. All I’m saying, is if you wanted a normal, safe place to live, where people behave accordingly, you shouldn’t have come to Brooklyn, or NYC for that matter.
Me: I don’t think that everyone but me is a Jerk. I don’t think I’m too inconsiderate, too often, but then again I think I’m being funny all the damn time.
You really think I’m spreading bitterness? That’s interesting. Most people contact me with the opposite reaction to my posts. I’m not trying to reassure myself that I’m on the good side of anything – I’m just using my blog as an outlet to process jarring, awkward, or cringe-worthy things that happen to me, sometimes.
I guess it’s great that you’ve contacted me with your feedback? Thanks? Certainly I’m glad to know I’ve struck a chord with you, and that even if your reaction to my writing is negative – it’s resonating somewhere inside you.
Feel that? It’s me. Resonating. Deep inside you.
But hey – are you really trying to imply that I should get out of New York if I don’t like this type of treatment?
Did you contact me just to tell me you don’t like me? Interesting choice.
In any case, thanks for reading.