Feedback and comments are oxygen for bloggers – even when they’re not exactly in “pat on the back” territory.
This assertive comment on matters sartorial in my recent “must not get stuck in a rut” story for instance:
“Good on you Kenny. I don’t mean to sound terrible but i think you need to find yourself as a man in the appearance department. Your sponge bob tshirts and the like are not really a look that women would be attracted to. You would look amazing in a casual shirt and nice pair of pants. At your age a man should look like a respectable gentleman, not like a teenager. As many would scorn what i have just said, i am being honest in my opinion. A woman wants a man who acts and dresses like a man, not a teenage hippy boy. All the best with finding a mate, im sure you will find the perfect one for you.”
Today’s post on the fab Famous Blue Raincoat burgers spurred comments from a friend about the following paragraphs:
“We spy a young mum tucking in to a parmagiana as her partner’s steak sits unmolested.
He’s walking their toddler.
He returns; they swap roles.
Been there, done that … many, many times!”
For her, the word “unmolested” is simply too emotionally charged to be used in such a way and in such a context – especially when the following paragraph mentions a toddler.
What do you think?
I am genuinely interested to know.