Hmmm well, we all knew that uploading a video of our experiences at the Lakes in Co.Kerry would attract comments of all different sorts, but I must admit that to read some of them has left me even more disgruntled with the human race than I was three days ago. Yes, we should all be able to take criticism, but I am not sure that we should take all insults lying down.
One comment accused Jon of being ‘just some old geezer rambling on and on and on’. Old? Is 50 years of age old? Several have stated, in a manner that can only be described as sarcastic, that we should try taking a tripod next time. Hmmm, well we were actually on holiday and had just stopped off at this well-known scenic view to take holiday snaps because our original plans had been thwarted by time overtaking us. We had not deliberately set out to take shots of strange goings on in the lakes – this was not a pre-arranged date with whatever it was – if we had arranged all this, yes we would have taken our tripod, lights and other filming paraphernalia. I can, perhaps, liken it to the trip to the supermarket Jon and I made yesterday, when we took a detour through a country lane rather than take the 'A' road, and came across a buzzard sitting on a telegraph pole which would have made an excellent photo and video as it flew away over the farmland. We both said out loud - darn I wish I had brought my camera. You simply cannot prepare for this kind of thing – it is impossible to do so because you are unaware that such a thing is going to occur.
There is the one who says the video is ‘booring!!!’ Was this a slip of the finger on the ‘o’ and ‘!’ on the keyboard or one of those weird modern extensions of a word that is supposed to make them more potent? Anyway, perhaps next time we will arrange a few car chases, explosions and some bikini clad young ladies doing a spot of juggling, accompanied, of course, by some mindless disco music in the background. Next time we go on holiday, we will hire a Winnebago and transport such extras just in case something like this happens again. Perchance then this viewer will find it ‘soooooooo much more excitinnnng!!!!!! LOL, PMSL’ . Imbecile.
However, out of all the mindless comments the one that incenses me the most is probably the ‘person’ that just had to introduce sex into the equation. ‘The only monster you saw old man was in Maxs pants, your so called 19 yr. old colleague’.
To insinuate that my husband is homosexual is – to my mind – actually not that funny. Call me old-fashioned, but that is certainly out of line. Don’t misunderstand me. I am, of course, not saying that being a homosexual is wrong. However, I am highly offended that this person seems to be suggesting that my husband is being unfaithful and is having some kind of relationship with Max. By the wording they are also suggesting that Max – the 19 year old we treat as a nephew - is a willing party to this suggested liaison.
I am not sure what such a small-minded vile creature thinks is so funny about intimating such a thing. Perhaps I shall ask him/her/it to explain the joke.