I had the following exchange with someone on Facebook a bit ago – he’s from Greece, he’s a photographer friend of mine, etc. I have no disrespect for him, but I feel pretty much how I said about this situation, as seen in the screen shot below (black is the original poster, white is some random, grey is obviously me, and brown is another poster…I couldn’t tell if brown was being sarcastic or not, which is why I tried to make my reply light-hearted):
Anyway, he’s yet to respond, which in my mind means he’s either taking what he sees as the “high road” (i.e. I’m so wrong to him that he’s not going to dignify what I’ve said with a response) or he’s become convinced to not argue with me (which I call a “win,” even if it’s shallow).
Edit: He responded, and continued to be rude, so I pointed that out to him and bowed out. Ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat:
Yep. Done. Unsubscribed to most of his updates, he’s free to message me, but I doubt he’ll have anything different to say other than probably saying that I’m close-minded and wrong (his name’s not Ostanine, by the way – that’s a nickname from way back in 2004-ish when we first started talking).
And because some folks don’t know this, I’m encouraged to eat meat because of my dietary restrictions due to Lyme disease. I don’t eat as much of it as is recommended, in fact…and I’m encouraged to eat fish, pork, chicken, and beef. As long as I’m hydrated and getting enough fiber with large portions, my doctor has straight-up told me that meat is one of my best dietary friends right now.
(Basically, if you try to convince me to become a vegetarian, I’m going to politely tell you to bite me, because it’s not practical for me in any way, right now, and pushing the issue is just going to irritate me.)
And with that, I’m going to take a nap, because I haven’t been to bed in 24 hours. Because reasons.