Monday, June 4, 2012

When Idiots weigh in on Anniversaries. (It's never pretty.)

Good grief, Charlie Brown!  Chalk this one up to people who are bitter and can't understand what playful banter is...  Lauren at Filing Jointly... Finally (isn't that a cute name!?)  is a newlywed and wrote an obviously tongue in cheek post about how her husband didn't share her enthusiasm about their 11 month anniversary. 
She wanted to celebrate on 11/11/11 at 11:11.  Him?  Not so much.  Anyone who has even half a brain cell should be able to tell that she is totally kidding around, and should also be able to tell that her blog is chock-full of funnies.
It appears there are several anonymous readers who do not, in fact, have a whole brain cell between them.
Here are three:
#1 "Wow stumbled upon this by accident! I feel sorry for this Ryan dude sound extremely spoiled and bitchy and who the hell celebrates each month how long they have been married! I barely have time to think of one anniversary a year because Yes this is what the word anniversary means! Who lets spoiled immature people like you get married? Bad mouthing your husband so openly like this after only 11 months of marriage is pathetic! You will be divorced before you can celebrate 11 years!"

#2 "My friend who stumbled on this by accident sent me the link for a laugh. Lol, indeed. Give the guy a break. I mean, he's already facing a yearly reminder that he married an imbecile, does he really need one every month? I can't say I blame him for not wanting to wish with you--I don't think there's any nice way to say, "I wish my wife would stop being a moron." Good luck with that."

#3 "Oh SHUT UP! Today is my 3-year anniversary. As in, the actual anniversary of the date we got married three years ago. Though actually today marks the date TEN years ago that we first got together. I got my husband a nice watch, a bottle of Crown Royal Reserve, and a sweet card talking about how much I loved him. And what did I get? A big fat nothing. Not even a "Happy Anniversary." So excuse me if I don't have any patience to listen to you talk about not getting what you want for your 11-month anniversary. And by the way, count your lucky stars that you're able to use his credit card to buy new boots. That shit would absolutely not fly around here. And seeing as he didn't call you any four-letter names or hurl something at your head while this interaction was going on, you guys's conversation was NOT ALL THAT BAD. It was pretty normal, in fact. If anything you come off looking like a spoiled little brat for wanting to get your way about a made-up holiday, and then demanding to use his credit card. YOU HAVE A NORMAL HUSBAND. Enjoy that fact, and stop bitching. I guarantee you a lot more people have it WAY worse than you. Enjoy what you have. Your griping about this is making you look really petty and unattractive." 

Our Slammed Blogger Says:
I chose not to respond on my blog, though a lot of my sweet Blogstalkers (what I call my readers) did respond for me.  But if I did decide to justify the comments with a reply, this is what I would say.  This is a humor blog.  It is supposed to be ridiculous.  And I can not stress enough the fact that this post was just a JOKE.  Maybe not a very good one, but a joke nevertheless.  I didn't try seriously to make my husband celebrate 11 months nor did I actually use his credit card (which is actually a joint account) to purchase myself a gift.  That would be ridiculous.  My husband and I love each other very much and he supports my blog wholeheartedly.  He understands my inane sense of humor, which you all obviously do not.  And that is just fine, truly.  What is not fine, and I think most people would agree, is calling someone you do not know spoiled and bitchy and pathetic. You label me immature and ask who let me get married.  My answer is this, I made the decision myself thank you very much, as I am an adult.  You, in my opinion, are the ones that are being immature, calling someone you again, do not even know, an imbecile and a moron.  For what is the purpose of this?  It is hurtful and downright mean.  Oh and as far as your prediction that my husband and I will not be together after 11 years?  We actually hit ten years together in January and we're still going strong.  And you know what?  We celebrated our ten year dating anniversary even though we're married now and should start over.  Because to us, it was a milestone and we both wanted to commemorate the occasion in some small way.  For your sake(s) I hope that you were just having a bad day when you commented.  For it would be trying, I think, to go through life in such a resentful and it seems (though I wouldn't know as I do not know you) bitter way.  Oh, and if my husband called made a habit of calling me names and hurling things at my head?  He wouldn't be my husband any longer.  Just saying. 

Viv Says:
This is truly stupid.  Let's examine their comments, shall we?

#1 - "...who the hell celebrates each month how long they have been married!"
Um, people who love each other and view each day as a gift..?  People who look to celebrate the little moments in life...?
"...I barely have time to think of one anniversary a year..." 
Gee.  Your spouse must feel so fortunate and special!

#2 - "I mean, he's already facing a yearly reminder that he married an imbecile, does he really need one every month?"
You're just a Jack-Ass.

Moving on... 

#3 - "And what did I get? A big fat nothing. Not even a "Happy Anniversary."  "YOU HAVE A NORMAL HUSBAND." "I guarantee you a lot more people have it WAY worse than you."
Oh honey, I think there is a better than average chance that you are married to Anonymous Commenter #1.  If your spouse is a Normal Husband, I am glad that mine is abnormal.

It's obvious that Lauren's blog is just good, snarky fun.  It's also obvious that her husband has every bit as much snark as she does and they play off of each other and with each other.  Couples who can both dish it up AND take it are more likely to remain happily married.  These commenters may be anonymous, but I think we all got some great insights into the states of their marriages, didn't we?

What do you say?


miabellavintage said...

I cannot believe people have the audacity to write this stuff. Clearly they are very unhappy individuals in very unhappy marriages. Wow.

MiMi said...

I'm not sure I would have known it was a joke because I don't follow her so I'm not used to her style...that being said, I wouldn't have left a shitty comment because I wouldn't have the information needed to basically call a total strange a whiny, petty bitch. People are assholes.
Can you tell I'm in a crap mood? Haha.

~ Laura said...

Wow...that people would even take the time to say such mean and stupid things to a person they don't even know speaks volumes about their character, intelligence and use of time! lol!!! Whatever happened to shaking your head and moving on? To stay long enough to type out unkind comments that were intended to hurt proves to me that they have no lives....and probably few friends. They should try being nice and see what happens!! :) And Happy Anniversary to everyone no matter what they want to commemorate!!! :D

kamcicle said...

i had never read her blog and knew from one post that it wasn't meant to be taken seriously. perhaps we should create some sort of online class about sarcasm?

Heidi @ Honeybear Lane said...

Haha! I love that you said that commenter #3 was married to commenter #1. Why do people take these things so seriously?

themrs said...

i'm a new reader here... oh the things i've read! i wrote a post a few months ago about the need for women to support one another. i ended with an encouragement that the next time you see a mom with kids acting out in the store, say something nice to her instead of glaring and judging! i had a commenter tell me i should not take my kids to a store or i shouldn't have had them! i wasn't even talking about myself! people are idiots. and they have internet access.

Nicole said...

Wow! People are kind of rude!

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

So-- I went and read the original post with a very, VERY critical eye, and even with my bitchy critical eye on, I could STILL TELL IT'S WAS MEANT IN JEST, PEOPLE.

Wow. It's so obviously teasing, and it's hilarious, too. Not sure how people coulda missed the obvious.

Kristin said...

Why would some take the time to leave a comment like this anyway? If I dislike something, I roll my eyes and click that "x" in the corner. The more sarcastic, the better :)
Newest follower of your blog! What a great "safe space"!

Emmy said...

Wow commenter number three-- I really hope she was kidding about her husband in her comment as otherwise that is just sad and awful how she is treated.

People just don't get it sometimes

xoxo, Amy =) said...

Can I just say that these posts make me so happy! Why are people so rude! I love that someone (you!) is finally showing them to the world, and hopefully telling people that it's not ok to be rude and cruel over the internet! No way these comments would have been made in person!

Anonymous said...

This is one of my pet peeves (not that I have a lot of them-LOL) but really, people have gotten to be so uncivilized when they comment on things they read whether it be on blogs or on Social Media!! I have recently decided to refrain from commenting on new stories with my opinion (and it is usually just my opinion with no harsh words included) because of the anonymous zombie writers who obviously do not respect anyone elses' opinion and write hurtful, nasty and downright rude comments in reply!! I think some people feel safe to vent their anger at others because they are anonymous and will never come across the person they reply to. I think they should follow the old quote of "if you don't have something nice to say then say nothing"! Or at least say something positive in your rebuttal! Oh well...I can dream can't I? Love your blog!