When I woke up this morning, I was going to enjoy a chocolate chip scone and share the blessed recipe with all of you. However, waiting in my inbox were a few more “anonymous” comments that I obviously need to address. Fellow bloggers have long debated what to do with Ms. Anonymous. Typically if you receive such a comment, it will be a cowardly-mean-ignorant comment that attacks you and is only worthy of the delete button. Some of these people are clearly just internet trolls looking for a reaction. However, since I have received several anon and unanon comments on this topic, I am ignoring my delicious scones (for the time being) to address the ignorance.
If you follow me at all, you know I live in a city. You also know that my home and the house adjacent to mine were completely abandoned when purchased and have since been transformed like a Cinderella story. This is where the comments come in:
- Nice! But all of this work for a TWIN home???????? Why not do this work in a single beautiful home?????????
- Why wouldn’t you just fix up a home in the suburbs or country?????
- I can’t believe you have spent all of that time, money and resources to restore something that probably won’t appreciate.
- How nice that you have decorated your apartment and not waited until your someday home!
Seriously people??? I am embarrassed for you and for your mothers because I am sure they taught you better. I find these statements to smack of misguided-classism and suburbanism.
So…..why did we choose to live in the city rather than some other place? There are many reasons that I could list for you. But I’m not going to. The bottom line is that it was our decision. We are happy with our decision; we aren’t waiting for a someday home; we’re not pining away for the suburbs; we are proud of our home, community and neighborhood. And you would be wise to remember your manners when in someone’s blog home. You are always welcome here and if you were ever visiting my area you would be welcome in my home. I would even give you a chocolate chip scone! Your negative and condescending comments; however, are never welcome here. Mind your manners peeps.