No one is perfect, and leave it to me to make a fool of myself once again for not remembering that. As I awoke this morning after a restless night of sleep I decided that I really should be whipped with a wet noodle, as I am far from perfect myself.
Sometimes I need to learn to bite my tongue, or learn to not hit the publish button too soon on my blog posts that I write. Over the last few years those that follow my blog have seen that I cover many different subjects from food adventures, to NYC events, to topical humor, fitness, etc. Every once in a while I tackle some subject matter that a few might find a little off-putting. Perhaps that is why some of you might have noticed a recent blog post disappear today that was placed over the Memorial Day weekend. It was one of those things where I thought I was being a bit funny and amusing, but the more I had time to think about it over the weekend I realized even I was a tad uncomfortable with it. It was one of those things I needed to sleep on, and then even before that I should have known better.
It’s the first time I have retracted a feature here, and I feel in my heart and pea-sized brain it was the right thing to do. So many people out there are affected by the words we say and the things we write. We live in an age of political correctness, emotional turmoil, and personal self awareness. Many suffer as they feel shunned, feel like outsiders and misfits, and made to feel bad about how they look or present themselves. Unless we are actually standing in their shoes we don’t know why or how they got to the place or position they are in. I was one of those same people years ago, so I know the pain that is felt by so many. I still feel it at times and suffer in silence. I realize I have more sympathy and empathy than what I penned in that post, so this one is my apology to all.
Perhaps I am getting a bit soft and losing my edge a bit. No, it’s more like I am trying to be a decent human being, and not paint a picture of people in a bad light who don’t deserve that treatment. Who am I to pass judgement on others knowing my own faults? No reason to be hurtful, even if it was meant in a humorous vein. Then again, there are those who deserve a good-natured ribbing now and then, and those that do deserve a smack upside the head seeing what they do at times! Ever watch the show COPS? Shop at Walmart? I’m still going to call those out when the time is right. Such as this idiocy –
I guess a “mea culpa” is what is in order here. My bad. My blunder. My boo-boo.
Get out the noodle. I’m ready to take my punishment. I deserve it this time.