Name change

Last Update: September 07, 2016

After publishing a new post, I got positive feedback from the WA community. Everyone, thank you! When I shared the post on facebook, I got a heartbreaking review. The post, Miss Millie, was offensive to a person and let me know it. She refused to see the humor and finished the conversation with her views on the time I spend on my blog. She told me to get a real job.

I thought about what she said about the character, and I changed her name. Miss Millie is now called Miss Ruthannie. My intentions were not to offend anyone or show any disrespect to my grandmother or anyone else.

Please let me know your thoughts on the situation.
Thanks,
Patty

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AnneTaylor Premium
I would not be too quick to give up Miss Millie--it has a distinctive ring to it. You cannot be responsible if it hit her "button." At least you got reaction. Go with you gut, and not 1 reviewer.
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PSchafer Premium
Thanks, I kept the character and changed the name.
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drjec Premium
What you write will never be accepted by everyone for one reason or another. As long as you intentions are good, write what you have to say, note any comments for what they are worth and keep writing.
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PSchafer Premium
You are right. Thanks!
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JudeP Premium
You can't please all the people all of the time - chin up, draw a line in the sand and move on :)
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PSchafer Premium
Thanks Jude. One of your blogs about naysayers helped me when I spoke to the "Negative Nancy." I let her tell me her thoughts and I said thanks, goodbye.
Moving on...words of wisdom
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CateR Premium
Weird.... maybe your visitor was having a really bad hair day?
Can't comment much about it without seeing the comment? Found you on FB and gave you a friend request but I didn't see the video there or the comment.

I can think of LOTS of things to say to someone who tells you to "get a real job" - but I'll forbear as none of them are fit for tea and scones with the queen or remotely politically correct.

Chin up Girlfriend - you're not going to get thru' life without ever offending somebody, specially someone on the lookout to twist anything they can to offense. And taking offense from what strangers say is kinda .... digging in the dregs of the Find Offense Barrel anyway.
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PSchafer Premium
Thanks, I took the post off of facebook and the conversation was over the phone. I appreciate your advice on the situation. She is someone that is close to me. I will be distancing myself from her in the future.
I need to check the friend request for you.
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CateR Premium
Think twice before distancing yourself from someone you know... round about now she's probably feeling Very Bad About It All 'cos you obviously didn't disrespect your Grandma if your Grandma loved the skit ---- Take her out for tea if she was someone who's friendship / acquaintance you value/d :-)

As for real jobs - we all do what we need within the bounds of what we can and prefer. If you're earning or hopefully will - it's a job and you're not killing or harming anyone.
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PSchafer Premium
Thanks. Time will help the situation
I just made my first commission of 21cents. Yeah.
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Motivator61 Premium
Keep up the good work your heart is in the right place.
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PSchafer Premium
Thanks I appreciate your encouragement.
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