Tuesday, September 30, 2008
That was one of the notes I got in my e-mail after writing a story about tribute bands. According to this reader, his band has been commanding the tribute scene for decades and their omission in my story about the state of the scene displayed laziness, and a lack of thorough reporting.
I was beside myself with frustration.
Two days ago, I got in an unnecessary argument with a reader who took me to task for writing about a 13-year-old diver and former gymnast who made the state qualifying meet in her first year in the sport. His argument? We had never written so much about all-county divers, so why were we writing this now? Calling it a waste of space, he left his number. I called him, he shouted and got nasty.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?
So please don't e-mail me. Like, ever. Just don't do it. Ignore the e-mail address. It's not worth me taking it personally. continue...