Monday, May 6, 2013

How to Make an Idiot of Yourself

doh by hobvias sudoneighm via CC 2.0
/doh by hobvias sudoneighm via CC 2.0 

Last week I learned this lesson first hand. Let me share the details in case you haven't felt like a moron in a while.

Here is a little back story:

After an receiving an exciting email, I wanted to thank a fellow blogger on Twitter for giving me some opportunities. I thought I would send her a DM (direct message) to show my thanks. Then twitter said I couldn't. I thought I must have done something wrong and tried again from another app. Then I realized she wasn't following me. We have been twitter friends for a while now, so I was 99% sure she was following me recently. So I did as any other person who easily jumps to conclusions would. I panicked. 

Now for the how to be an idiot part:

OK, I didn't freak out panic, but I spent my car ride home thinking of anything I could have done to upset or offend her. I was convinced I had done something terrible that I wasn't aware of and she had stopped following me as a result. I started to list possible scenarios in my head that could have made her hate me. I must have been guilty of something. I usually don't care what other people think of me, but I don't want to hurt someones feelings. That just makes me feel awful. 

So once I got home, I typed up an email with my thank you and then I proceeded to apologize for my mystery offense. I went on listing all the things I might have done to offend her, like an idiot. Who writes an email telling someone, "I don't know what I did wrong, but maybe it was some of these things?" Me, that's who. I do not recommend this technique, because in most situations it will just get you into more trouble. However, in this case it worked out. Besides, I was determined to right any wrongs I may have done.

It turns out it was just an oversight and she had no idea she wasn't following me. She quickly responded and made me feel so much better. I still felt like an idiot, but that was all my doing. In the end, it all worked out. Thank goodness for sweet and understanding people.

So go follow Jenny from The Cloth Diaper Revival because she managed to make me feel better after all of that!


  1. I love this post! Thanks for the laugh! I needed it today! :)

    1. No problem Jenny. Thanks for the writing material.


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