I have discussed this before, but it keeps cropping up. The way some people respond to others when they hide behind the cloak of anonymity that is the internet is amazing. They are rude and condescending, quick to display their superiority to those who ask simple questions. Earlier today I was reading The Springfield State-Journal Register. There was an article about two stores that are closing at the White Oaks Mall located there. Here is the exchange:
It is easy to call names and tell people that they live in caves or under rocks because they didn't know that Scheels was a chain of sporting goods stores. I didn't know that until this article and I promise I don't live in a cave or under a rock. You can find this type of thing all over the internet. Anyplace where comments are allowed, unless you have good moderators, will have this. It is very easy to humiliate others when they have no idea who you are. One of the things I enjoy most about the Captain Comics Board is the civility shown there. We do have disagreements, but they pertain to the ideas, not personal attacks. Belittling others only serves the one putting down others. It is sad that is what it takes to make some people feel better about themselves. I have always had the attitude that there are no dumb questions. I know some of my co-workers make fun of new employees because they don't know something. I tell them don't hesitate to ask me anything. You don't find out unless you ask.
I forgot to mention that I was given the idea for yesterday's post by my cousin, Glenn Shawgo. Thanks Glenn. Also in the comments yesterday Volley asked what would happen if Michelle Obama was the thrower. I think the Secret Service would do like the preacher in Blazing Saddles did when he was trying to defend Cleavon Little from the people in the town. They would look at the President and say "Mr. President. You are on your own." They would then leave the room.The answer to yesterday's question was the Sahara.
Today we look at Grade 3/Literature.
Medusa was a monster who had what for hair?
Another right answer for me, so I am now 12-5.