I was faced with this a week ago today.
I went to check my inbox for a List of mine.
I had a fellow Warrior who joined my List two days before. He wrote in a reply to my Follow Up with some really profanity laced drivel aimed harshly at me.
In my seven years in IM , I have never been so put down like this. And I have NEVER had any contact with this Warrior before at all.
I was totally shocked and taking back. That night ( on Friday) I constructed a PM I was going to send him.
( Yes, he typed in his full name which is his Username here. And he is NOT a Newbie)
It was not full of Profanities or anything like that ( I do not stoop to that) but it was pretty direct and hard felt.
Right as I was taking my index finger to Send it to him , I decided to just sleep on it. I had PMed a few fellow Warrior friends a little earlier to see what they thought and they convinced me this was the best thing to do. ( Thank you Paul, Tom, and Ray)
Of course the next day was a Saturday and I spent the day hiking with my kids in 76 degree weather.
Needless to say when you have a great day like this, the frustration with people like this Warrior idiot wears off.
So I am glad I took a step back instead of confronting this guy with that PM. I just removed him from my List
So to any of you who want to set someone straight because they were nasty to you...well take it from me you should just move on and put it behind you
Those feelings of being mad and humiliated will go away with time. I promise. Just sit on it
In the end it is NOT worth it. It is a time suck and potentially could lead to worse things
- Robert Andrew