Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Facebook Exchange **Updated**

A Facebook friend posted, "is almost finished readng "The Cashflow Quadrant." If you have to ask, then you are NOT in the know. If you are not in the know, send me a message. I'll get you there."

I commented something like, "Sure let's all get rich selling a book about how to get rich."
I do not know exactly what my comment was because my 'friend' deleted it.

He then emailed me,

"Subject line: Why So Cynical?

typical dummy-crat comment: if we all can't be rich, why should anyone? you guys need people like us to subsidize those of you (not saying "you" literllay) standing in line waiting for universal handouts. LOL"

WOW! dummy-crat, really? I am offended.

So I emailed back,

"Oh, X, my friend. And all these years, I thought I loved you for your brain. Obviously that wasn't it at all.

I didn't say "no one should be rich," I said, "stop reading stupid books about 'get rich quick' schemes" Trust me, if you knew my dad and my brother anything that even hints at one day not being a working stiff is suspect.

And, no, I don't need or want your handouts (or anyone else's), but it is amazing to me that the Rushpublicans are so against lending a helping hand when it is needed. Maybe if we all helped out a little the government handouts wouldn't be necessary. What is wrong with helping your neighbor, even if that neighbor is across the country?

I am, at times, a cynic, but I think that is because there are so many people in this country screaming about God and country and then shitting on the first person that walks by. I would rather be a cynic than a hypocrite."

I thought I handled that very well. I will post any further exchanges.

Update: My friend replied, apologized, said he is not a right wing nutjob and that he was just teasing me. He said he hoped I continued to love him for whatever reason.

I wrote him back and said that there was a tiny little chance that I had over reacted. I am a wee bit stressed out (and exhausted) and tend to fly off the handle quite easily.

So, we will continue to be friends. But, man, my response was well written. :-)


Mauigirl said...

Good reply. I am with you on the get-rich-quick schemes. I used to work at a publisher of books that were basically pyramid schemes on how to get rich quick!

LeftLeaningLady said...

My brother has bought into Amway, and 2 or 3 others. He even took my son to one of their dumb meetings for fruit juice! Makes me insane. There is no way to get rich quick, either you work for it or do it the old fashioned way and inherit it.

Oh, or you can marry it. :-)

fallenmonk said...

That was the correct response LLL. Hypocrites need to be reminded of their hypocrisy on a daily basis...not that it does any good. Usually the only thing that cures it is when they find themselves on the other side of the fence.

LeftLeaningLady said...

FM, as you can see from my update, he did apologize, but you are correct. Hypocrisy should not be tolerated. Or at least as much as we tolerate now. Maybe if we lessen it day by day, eventually we will obliterate it.

two crows said...

I love your name for em: Rushpublicans. that's great!

as to the get-rich-quick scams, I wonder how many of the people who scream at liberals about sitting on their butts with their hands out reply to the letters that used to have Ed McMahan on their envelopes.


two crows said...

and one more--
if what your 'friend' wrote was a joke he has absolutely no taste or sense.

just a suggestion: find another friend.

LeftLeaningLady said...

tc, my friendship with this man (and it is a man) is spans more than a decade, although I haven't set eyes on him in almost that long. Long, stupid,complicated. But now we are Facebook friends. Although he does not answer any of my comments and deletes most of them. Hmmm, maybe we aren't really friends anyway. :-)
But that is good advice.

LeftLeaningLady said...

And, just for the record, I stole Rushpublican from another blog that I would love to give credit to,but I don't remember which one it was. :-(

two crows said...

well, I just stole it from you. =)

LeftLeaningLady said...

LOL. Please do, but don't give me credit. OR you can use Republicants. I got that one from Bog's Blog. He is on the sidebar. He isn't around much anymore, but as far as I know, he deserves the credit. :-)