It is rare for me not to publish comments, good or bad but this morning was an exception & I chose not to publish 3 accusatory comments. In fact, one was so rude that Kelly suggested I not read it, & I didn’t. This is my third attempt to write the blog tonight & I am going to try very hard to keep a lid on my feelings about all this. My first two attempts were written in anger & I have to stay away from that!!
The negative comments were in regards to Kelly picking up some lemons by the side of the road next to an orchard yesterday. If you look at the photo you will see the lemons have have already been picked from the trees with the exception of the one on our dash with leaves on it. I’m sure it would have rotted on the tree if left there anyway. Kelly first spotted the other lemons on the ground as we were driving. In Ontario where we have many apple orchards it is no big deal to stop & pick up fallen apples on the ground.
For somebody to accuse us of taking someone’s livelihood away by picking up those lemons is in my opinion uncalled for & way over the top!!’
Unfortunately, both Kelly & I let this cloud our whole day. It is highly unusual to see Kelly feeling down about something but today was one of those very rare days for her & that in itself is upsetting to me.
Criticism I grew up with & understand. Suggestions from readers I take to heart. Mistakes in the blog pointed out by readers are welcomed & if there is something confusing about a topic I go back & try to rewrite & explain it. But, to be accused of stealing someone’s livelihood & whatever that other blog comment had in it is where I draw the line. Enough is enough!!
Now, it is up to me to resolve my anger with all this & get things back into perspective!! I am not up to writing about our Jeep trip to Split Mountain & the Wind Caves today or post any photos. Maybe tomorrow……..