Thursday, May 13, 2010
Hurt & Offended
We all have people in our lives who insist on sending us internet jokes and/or chain letters. Like so many, I would rather not receive them, but it is not so big a thing that I am willing to hurt someone's feelings over it. I give them a quick peruse, on the off chance that I am interested, and end up deleting most of them. Today, I received a chain letter that was nothing short of a racist diatribe re: Hispanics in the US. The person who sent it is a member of my Tuesday morning craft group who, up to now, has been very sweet & friendly. I am appalled that she would condone such a hateful message, never mind passing it on to anyone. But, here's the kicker, I am Puerto Rican. What was she thinking? What am I to think? How could anything other than offense and hurt feelings come of this?
The boys think I should have included a link to the Snopes site that debunked this filth, but it doesn't really matter does it? People who are inclined to think that way, do so regardless of facts and/or feelings. The thing that hurts the most is that, whether she acknowledges it or not, she thinks that way about me and mine. Ouch...