1/2/01

a response



"I was attracted to the beautiful site you have. However, turned off by your filthy mouth. There is nothing more unattractive that hearing and seeing a woman use bad language. Your mother should have used Clorox. But, the women would not use words like that if the men had not taught them how. I used to have a filthy mouth until the Lord Jesus Christ saved me and cleaned up my life. This site could be more family oriented if you would consider not using those words. Just a thought."

AJ

Hey AJ! How are you? I just wanted to take a minute and respond to your lovely comment. First, thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. I must have really gotten under your skin if you took the time to read a couple posts and then pick the post with absolutely no bad words in it. I wanted to give you some mad props. You did two things that made me smile. One, you sorta signed your name there at the end... that's better than most commenters that leave something nasty. Most of time they are just cowards and go totally anonymous but you kinda stood by what you said and left your initials. Second, that was probably the most well written nasty comment I have ever been left. So give me a fist-bump! No? Awww... that's a shame.

Here's the deal. Do you know what happens when you wash someones mouth out with bleach? Bleach contains sodium hypochlorite. That's the shit in bleach that makes it toxic. It's the chemical that mixed with ammonia can kill you. Here's what happens when you swallow bleach... stomach or abdominal pain, vomiting, possible burns on esophagus and your mouth.

When you go to the ER this is what happens...

A tube thru the nose into the stomach to empty the stomach
Endoscopy -- camera down the throat to see burns in the esophagus and the stomach
Fluids by IV
Medicine (antidote) to reverse the effect of the poison
Without prompt treatment, extensive damage to the mouth, throat, eyes, lungs, esophagus, nose, and stomach are possible, depending on how exposure occurred.

If not treated you can die a very painful and nasty death! Are you suggesting that my mother should have done that? Because dude, that is some seriously fucked up shit you're suggesting. I'm sure if you read about this in the newspaper you would be tsk, tsk, tsking and thinking my mom is a horrible person to do that to a poor innocent child and that she needed to find "The Lord Jesus Christ". But I'm sure you meant it as hyperbole because a "Saved Good Christian" such as yourself would never dare suggest murder or child abuse, now would you?

As for the sexism, I'll let that go.

Here's the deal AJ, I don't want to be family orientated blog. I don't want to be successful on anyone's terms but my own. I want to be true to myself, I sleep better at night that way. Anybody who has kids or has ever raised kids realizes that sometimes parenthood can be a very dark and sometimes bleak comedy. Anybody who says different in my book is just lying to themselves. Real life is messy and bad words are occasionally used. If you don't like it, don't read. It's as simple as that.

Sincerely,

Krysta

18 comments:

maybelle's mom said...

AMEN.

Nikki the Foodie of Lobster Gram said...

You used a lot more restraint than I would have used with this guy.
Nicely done & very well said.

Cali said...

Yay!! i love you for standing up for yourself and your blog!

tastestopping said...

Aww, shucks! I was going to write "Amen!" but someone beat me to it. Heathens.

Well written and true. You rock.

MrOrph said...

Krysta:

This was the funniest thing I've read ALL YEAR!!!!

I didn't LOL, I guffawed!!!!

Elle said...

Wow, so AJ--you're saying that child abuse and attempted murder (you know, the Clorox thing?) are BETTER than cussing? What the hell planet did you grow up on? And what Bible do you read? I'm sure the Lord above wouldn't condone that sort of abusive behavior. I'd rather read a few swear words than read about someone's torture of children. Damn it all to hell, I've been know to swear, myself!

Guess that shows what happens when people throw words out there off the cuff like that. How ironic.

As a blog owner myself, I'll put whatever the f*ck (censored that one just for you!) I want on it, and if a reader doesn't like it, they can move on to the next one.

Amy said...

Love it, Krysta. You're my hero.

Bethie said...

You were nicer than I would have been. This is your blog and we are only guests, nothing more.

Deseree said...

When I read AJ's comment I couldnt help but hang my mouth open in shock, I mean seriously, do people honestly think like that?? I loved that you took the time to respond to it, your post had me cracking up.

ntsc said...

actually I don't see very much blasphemy here, some scatology and a little obscenity from time to time, but for a parent with four, just a good dash of spice to liven the day.

Actually, contrary to the way many hard shell interpert the Bible, accepting Christ as your saviour is not sufficient to forestall eternal damnation; one must continue to live in the teachings. To put it in very simple terms, but ones that are missed by many of the 'saved' 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you', not 'do unto others before they do unto you'.

Melissa said...

Bravo. You done good! :D

michelle @ thursday night smackdown said...

rock the fuck on.

Mayberry Magpie said...

God damn you rock!

SaintTigerlily said...

HA! Sweetness. You could not have put it any better.

Kamran Siddiqi said...

Krysta, I could not have put it better myself! You and my mom must seriously be related because you both are really cool!

Love your blog's new look, by the way! :)

cyndiok said...

I absolutely love your blog and just stumbled upon this section. wow. I love your reply. Your blog is about you and whatever language you use. AJ's blog can be about the Lord and anything else they want to post. Life is simple and we have choices, if you don't like what is on TV, then you have the right to change the channel. Keep doing what you are doing. AJ will be busy, because there are so many people in the world doing bad things and cursing should be the least of it. puhleese! OMFG! It is an outlet and a way to express yourself and I think it is healthy and done with humor.
cyndi

Lisa S. said...

Isn't it grand to live in a free country. I really like your words.

I'm Cassie.... said...

Frieking awesome!!

I realize this post was written, ummm, years ago, but I HAD to comment. I like your style.