i got a facebook message on friday. it was from a complete stranger. and, as far as i can tell, we don't have any friends in common either.
the subject line simply read "hi". the message?
"do you mean to come across as a pretentious dickhead on the internet?"
and that's it. that's all barry had to say.
a lack of alternatives suggests barry is referring to camelshoes.
i hate that barry's message was so hurtful. i hate that it made me rack my brain for possible pretentious posts. i hate that, for a moment, it made me wonder whether my online presence was worth the trouble.
but after the moment of drama i came to a pretty simple conclusion.
i don't believe i am pretentious. i don't believe camelshoes is pretentious. (although, if i am honest, i am sure both of us have had unintentional pretentious moments).
still, i would rather be pretentious than nasty and i think it's pretty nasty to seek out a complete stranger on the iternet just to make them feel low.
what about you. ever received hate mail?
does it get to you, or are you a water-off-a-duck's-back kind of person?