Critical Viewers are a Blessing

By: Gary Yordon
By: Gary Yordon

While we always get a good bit of feedback, it’s been a long time since one viewer really laid the wood to me.

Few things snap you back to reality like a well written spanking from a viewer. While we always get a good bit of feedback, it’s been a long time since one viewer really laid the wood to me. And there was no fake names or anonymous dodging, she put her first and last name and was damn proud of it. Since she didn’t give me permission to use it, I will just call her Dotty. She thought something I said was totally outrageous and just plain ignorant. We sort of agreed to disagree, and after a cooling off period things got much more cordial. She made some very good points about personal responsibility. Where we had our disagreement was based on the fact that her story of strength and dedication was not everyone’s story.



Actually her issue was not the point of this blog. The point is that someone had the guts to sign their real name to a blistering note. I have written about this before, but Dotty gave me hope. Hope that all the walls we hide behind in our new electronic communications…all the while anonymously lobbing hand grenades over those walls…are only as tall as the people crouching behind them. Dotty stood up tall and took her best shot. She did that with her name proudly displayed.



We need a few more Dotty’s in this world. At the very least, it’s refreshing to see exactly who is hitting you in the face with a 2 x 4.

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