So the last post I made was a followup on the post about the Alex Malarkey book post from last week. In that follow-up I talked about a new blogger that I found, or found me, and I discussed briefly about how I didn’t even know this person. In the comments I was informed that this person is in fact a guy, but that isn’t what upset me.
Why would it upset me that I was saying ‘she’ instead of ‘he’ for the whole post… don’t be silly.
Why has this been driving me nuts since I posted it? At first I wasn’t entirely sure but it affected how I interpreted something about the entire post. I am sure nobody else picked up on it. Considering four people probably read it I am almost positive. But here is my take on why it bugged me and why I want to give more of an explanation but almost an apology to everyone for what I wrote.
Whether I like this guy is irrelevant. I like his writing. I like the style. I like the content. I like the passion and conviction in his writing.
Do you know what has nothing to do with any of that? ‘Our fundamental disagreement’ in a belief in God. Why would I ever write that my feelings regarding someone were one way or another based on a belief in God or any other disagreement? He might believe that toilet paper should unroll from the bottom instead of the top. He might believe in evolution. He might believe in extra-terrestrial life. He might believe that ‘there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter’ and ‘opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve’ and ‘in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days’.¹
None of those beliefs would have any affect on me liking this person. Well, maybe the toilet paper thing. That just drives me nuts.
Anyway, I just wanted to put it out there that when I say something stupid, I like to apologize. I ain’t a politician or CEO so my words don’t really affect anyone, but this bugged me. Glad to get it straightened out whether you cared or not. At least you finally got to read a short post! Consider it pre-payment for the one that comes from the Sirius Writing Challenge I just signed up for.
¹ credited to Crash Davis, a character written by Ron Shelton, “I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.”