Monday, October 3, 2011
My family history website generates a lot of email messages. Some are kind offers of further information which is always gratefully received. Some are corrections which I'm also very grateful to receive. Others are simple thank yous which are always a joy. Very occasionally I receive one that can at best charitably be described as disheartening. Don't get me wrong. I'm happy to receive constructive criticism. But this type of email message is different and can be impolite, angry, threatening, name calling and/or accusatory. I wish these people would just take a few deep breathes, take a bex or two and have a good long lie down! Smell the roses people! Get a life. Get a pet. Buy a colouring in book. Make a cake. Give a present. Simmer down... I have to admit that it takes many encouraging email messages to erase the bad feeling I get from just one of the others.