Thursday, July 08, 2010

A Hypothetical Situation

You subscribe to a local email list for co-religionists in your city. A subscriber you've never met posts a plea for money to help him attend university in Israel. He says, in part, that "the classes are from 8:30 in the morning to 5:00 at night with 4-5 hours of homework a day" leaving "no time to go to work" and requests that people send him contributions to help him pay his tuition.

You, like most people on the list, are not sure of the validity of the post. You delete it and move on with your life. But one list member takes it upon himself to post:

"Anyone needing 4-5hrs of daily homework would never have gotten into [redacted] University! Special needs school..maybe."

Which of the following responses is MOST appropriate?

A. HOLY [REDACTED] [REDACTED] MOTHER [REDACTED] WHAT THE [REDACTED] IS WRONG WITH YOU?
B. Learn how to use an ellipses, moron.
C. Wait until you run into the list member in a public forum, and slap him in the face.
D. Calmly delete the email and move on with your life.

Mr. WG picked D. What do you pick? What do you think I picked?

4 comments:

Janis @ Sneak Peek At Me said...

Er...B??

ella said...

E. Zoloft, take me away!

Ruchi said...

I go back and forth on whether to react to other people's stupidity and insensitivity. Most of the time when someone uses the word "retarded", I will just let it slide... but then sometimes I wish I had the guts to say something- or at least a witty response.

The Empress said...

HA! Too easy a question, and an obvious answer..

loved this!