Dear Nashville Scene,
Yes, it does hurt my feelings a little bit when you make fun of bloggers. I’ll admit, my experience with alt.weeklies has been limited to the Reader and the Village Voice, so I was kind of under the impression that free weeklies were a cool, off-beat stick-it-to-the-man, truth-telling alternative to whatever corporate nonsense was going on in town, especially at the local daily paper.
And I kind of do want to be a cool, off-beat, stick-it-to-the-man, truth-telling alternative to whatever and so I do want you to like me. It’s true.
But god damn, today you have a blog post about sticking it to a chick who works at McDonalds!
Have you never, ever heard “Comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable?” Just how “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” do you think it is to make it your mission to make a chick who works at McDonalds miserable? Let me reiterate, SHE WORKS AT MCDONALDS. What the fuck is wrong with you?
Do you have any idea how much it sucks to work at fast food? How hard it is and thankless and how little the pay usually is? And do you have any idea how unlike your dreams your life has had to go for you to be a grown-ass person who works at McDonalds?
And yet, you not only called her manager; you called corporate, too?
What the fuck is wrong with you?
Are you so unaware of how good you have it, to have a job most folks would kill to have at a paper that gets read by everyone, and how shitty her life must be? And yet, you’re going to pile it on her?
Are you evil?
Is that it?
What’s next? Are you going to go into the NICU and laugh at how ugly the babies with the wires and tubes coming out of them are?
Shame on you.
Christ, I’d rather you go back to making fun of bloggers.