I have a few clients and a few family members that love to send me unsolicited forwarded e mails.
Maybe because when I'm at a client's house I tend to nod and agree with them when they discuss political stuff so as not to appear rude. Most of my in-laws are staunch dyed in the wool Republicans and guess what?
I'm totally okay with that.
If I'm at your house and you want to discuss religion or politics-I'm gonna keep my mouth shut so I don't appear rude or upset folks with my somewhat extreme political views.
If you're at my house and wanna discuss politics-I'm gonna suggest we change the topic of discussion.
Insist on discussing politics or religion?
Well, we're gonna have a lively discussion and somebody will probably end up with hurt feelings because I go for the throat...nothing personal, I just hate to lose arguments, debates or anything else for that matter.
Whatever, just stop sending me forwarded emails about politics or religion-I ain't interested.
Yeah, I know what you're thinking...."Donut Guy, you talk about politics and religion on your blog all the time...what's the deal?"
The deal is that you choose to come here-if something I write pisses you off-you have several choices.
Do nothing, go to another web site or leave a polite comment and we can have a civilized online discussion. If you wanna be an asshole in the comments section, no biggie-I'll just delete your comment and ban your IP.
I read lots of stuff that pisses me off, but 99.99% of the time I blow it off unless I personally know the person well enough to call them on the phone and discuss the issue....after all, this is the Internet and everyone with a PC and an opinion can be heard.
If you don't like what they have to say...go outside and play.
Just don't forward me stupid e mails.