Today’s What Would You Do Wednesday, I believe is something that we all have dealt with, and are dealing with more and more in our daily lives. Shitty people who know they’re shitty but seem to glean some sort of satisfaction from being utterly gross and shitty out in the world. The truly fascinating thing is that it is extremely rare to meet one of these people out in the wild. Most often we only know them by fake screen names, eggs as their profile photos and false email addresses so that one can’t even write back to them and ask them; “what the actual hot hell is wrong with you? Did nobody love you as a child, or ever?”
These are the questions that come to mind whenever I encounter a troll on the internet.
I’m so not that person who would bother with somebody who irks me. Like seriously, if I don’t like you and I think you’re the absolute worst person ever on the planet then guess what I’m going to do with you. Nothing. I will have nothing to do with you and I will do and say nothing to or about you, ever. I’ve got no time for that bullshit, nor do I have any energy for it. And if I’m being brutally honest, if you’re such an awful arrogant, brutal person I’m confident me telling you that I think so will have less than zero effect on you and your personality.
Which brings me to the topic for today; let’s say you absolutely cannot stand somebody “famous” that you’re intentionally following, and seeking out on social media do you:
a) write comments on their blog to tell them that you think they suck?
b) never, ever, read another thing they write because you think they suck so bad, and you know that your life is too valuable to spend any time reading their drivel and paying further attention to them?
c) go out in the world get some fresh air, get some vitamin D, maybe make some real life friends and step away from your keyboard?
d) do nothing, continue living in your clearly unhappy life and subjecting yourself to the pain, misery and anguish of following a “famous plastic” person you hate?
But in all seriousness…if you found yourself dealing with a troll on the internet how would you handle them, would you;
a) respond by re-posting and calling them out, ala Chrissy Teigen
b) confront them personal via DM/email
c) block and report them
d) or ignore them, give them zero power/satisfaction and know that eventually all trolls go back under the bridge.
Anyway, there are so many things that make me go “hmmm” in this life, and one of them is I wonder, how would you all handle a troll?? I can’t wait to hear your responses!