I will tell you that I got unfollowed by two people who thought I was being rude. Um, I wasn't being rude, but trying to show you my point. But whatever.
It started with this. (and no, I am not going to call out the person who wrote this because that's wrong):
Please, out of respect, stop tweeting about giveaways or your mundane day to day activities. It's insensitive.
My response to this and 200 other people who were tweeting along the same lines:
A tragedy has occurred. We all deal with it diff. Who are you to tell people to not tweet about daily activities? We are all diff. Let it be
So I replied to Person 1 just to remind her...
@Person 1 It can also be that some people don't want to dwell on such a tragedy. No shame in them trying to continue with routine.
@NewlywedGiggles Yeah...some of us are more sensitive than others.
REALLY?!?!?! That's your arguement? My response
@Person 1 its not about being sensitive. It's about a sense of normalcy... because that usually helps in dealing with such tragedies.
Then Person 2 jumped in....
After that last tweet I sent out.... they both unfollowed me and said "for the person being rude, I'm praying for you". I know this because I follow them and can still see their tweets.
I wasn't trying to be rude, I was just trying to make a point that there is NO appropriate time to go back to life. For some, it's 5 minutes right after the tragedy happened... and for others it's weeks. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT AND HANDLES THINGS LIKE THIS DIFFERENTLY... what is so hard to understand about that. I was called rude just by trying to have them see the other side of things and how other people react.
Whatever... I understand we all have our difference of opinions. But don't call me rude when you are telling everyone to stop tweeting about daily activities and just focus on a TRAGEDY.
It's depressing. You can sit there and watch the news for days on end and cry everytime you hear something new (and I know this because I see your tweets) and continue to get even more depressed about the situation that can't be changed at all.
But then Person 1 tweeted this and I about lost it:
"I'm surprised we haven't heard more of peoples experience from within the school."
REALLY?!?!?! Maybe because the people inside were KIDS.... and who wants the media to get up in their faces of six and seven year olds and ask them to tell us what they saw INSIDE THE PLACE THAT IS FILLED WITH BODIES AND BLOOD? Do you really think it's OK for kids to tell the story over and over again so they can be even more traumatized?
Now that I can't handle. Shame on you for wanting to know every detail of this story. It happened. It is NOT something that we can predict would have happened.
And the media needs to go home. For the love of God, let those people grieve without being reminded what happened to THEIR BABIES every minute and second of the day!!!!!!
End of my rant.
This was not written to be rude or offend anyone... just my opinion.
Also, Everyone is having blog of silences being done... I'm sorry, but I won't be particpating or linking up. My silence is every night I pray. I can't handle watching the news anymore or hearing about it, so come tomorrow, I am going to try to move on from this tragedy and look forward to what we have now. I will be going about my life as normal as possible so it doesn't hurt as much.