Twisted Crystal for Beadalon by Margot Potter Copyright 2012
This design graced the catwalk of the Craft, Hobby and Stitch Show in the UK yesterday. It was met with much acclaim and one rather glaring insult left on the wall of the manufacturer for whom the design was created. Enter Ms. Madge(rs)!
Gail Weston Clapp: It's butt ugly!
My Dear Gail:
Firstly, I applaud your laser like ability to get right to the point. Why tip toe around in order to spare the feelings of others? Just blurt out whatever random thought crosses your mind.
This food sucks! You are stupid! That dress is ugly! I hate you! You smell like cabbage!
What a fun, carefree world it would be if we could just say it out loud, every last wicked little thought! Hooray!
Alas, at least for the time being, we live in a world where it is considered impolite to blurt out every random thought that crosses our mind. This prevents us from hurting feelings unnecessarily. Do we have to like everything, of course not. Do we have to compliment things we do not like, absolutely not. But if our thoughts are not constructive or thoughtful, we keep those thoughts to ourselves, particularly when we are in a public forum. Civility, kindness, courtesy and compassion matter, deeply.
So perhaps, Gail, in the future, you might reflect upon the feelings of the person on the other side of that computer screen before typing enter. Think about how you might feel if that person typed something cruel about your creations on the internet. Then hit delete.
It is the civil thing to do.
And for the record, Ms. Madge(rs) is blessed with a pert, perky and pleasing posterior. Therefore she and her creations are, in point of fact, butt fabulous. Your comment, however, is just plain ugly.