Saturday, January 3, 2009
This comment was left about post on being nice...and to be honest it does have some valid points, so this is my response to Anonymous
I agree that honest words can hurt, and that you can't please everyone. And yet I also believe that a person's character is evident in what they say and how they say it. A kind person IS just as genuine as the person who uses harsh truth to make a point. I also understand that there are times when the topics get heated and people get carried away with the emotion of the subject at hand.
I've met some of those people that are "too" nice. Maybe they are genuine, but when I hit my finger with the hammer, you are going to hear things that aren't very pleasant, not a quiet "Oh dear, that doesn't feel good". I've also met those people that are just blunt. They just call it as they see it. They do say "You are wrong" but they don't say "You are wrong, you lying piece of garbage" over and over and over. And then there are those that just "go along" with the crowd instead of voicing their own feelings, or tell you what they think you want to hear.
However, when making an online purchase, I don't have a lifetime to judge the character of the seller. I have pictures, feedback and the seller's words in the forums to make a decision whether I want to buy an item. If I see them over and over in the forums "behaving" badly, it's not just a one time thing. I may miss out on some beautiful items, but at least I won't end up with too many items that have lost their beauty because of nasty words and attitudes.