Lady Lynda on dealing with trolls.
Lady Lynda walked rather dignified to the podium. It looked dwarfed to her on that good sized state. Her expression was complete serious. She wore a rose pink brocaded cotton suit that consisted of a jacket and matching skirt. The length skimmed the botton of her knobby knees. Her silk blouse was of a print of splashes of colors of hot pink , orchid and navy blue. On her feet were complementary leather open toed pumps. She wore the shoes to please her husband who simply adored her fleshy tender toes.
A couple minutes later she situated her moderately plump smidgen over five feet form. She peered at the packed crowd. She perused them for what they wore, their reaction, enthusiasm, interest in her subject. The speaker briefly perused the people there,noticing that most of them were millenials. They were pretty much evenly divided between males and females. She cleared her throat and began her talk.
She was pleased she was back to her calling. Educating the public on important issues. In this case crucial internet lessons for the masses. One can’t be too careful dealing with the world wide web she thought.
“Ladies and gentlemen I am here to teach you a very important lesson for many folks who use the net. That’s the issue of trolls. Particuarly how to deal with them. First I am referring to the insuting, hurtful ones. The ones that want to start an arguement no matter what you write. I’m not referring to threatening ones. To be clear, the ones that make threats that could become truly possible. Even more probable. Those trolls you don’t react to. At least not to the disgusting creep trolling you. Instead you contact your local police department and do what they say to you.
The ones I’m telling you about are the insulting ones who are only dangerous to your feelings. Yes feelings are important and one way to feel good is to handle trolls victoriously. In the next minute I am going to tell you how I do it. This works for virtually every attack by these nasty folks.
You simply reply to each their own. Now who would argue with that? How c ould anyone disagree with that sentiment? Its an all purpose comeback that is true and not insulting or threatening. Remember you don’t want to go their disgusting level.
“When you respond with to each their own you acknowledge their trollism but you don’t offend them You say what is true and unargueable. Therefore you make them feel if not warm toward you, not irate toward you either. Plus that phrase fits virtually every situation known to exist.”
“What if to each their own doesn’t work” asked a young man churlishly. Then he crossed his hands tight acrss his tight fitting tee shirt on his rugged chest. His expression was one of go ahead show me what you got. He looked like a punk kid who hung around dimly lit poolhalls
This time Lady Lynda was immediately at a loss of words Her face quickly turned beet red. She felt she was beat. The woman soon realized she must come up with a retort. Lady Lynda cleared her throat to come up with a comeback. She told herself that brash young man must get his comeuppence.
Seymour Toze’s wife slowly but clearly spoke. “Why woudn’t it do the trick?”
The cad replied “I don’t know. I just want to know if it doesn’t”
“Well then one respones with what could be more neutral than to each their own?”
“What if they still want a fight?”
“Looks like you want a fight my young man By the way trolls are suppose to anonymous.”
“Deal with it”
Lsdy Lynda ‘s face tured fully cooked lobster red. Her blood pressure felt dangerously high. She waved her hand rapidly in front of her face to keep from fainting.
“Your deploable statements freflect much on you than me. That’s the case that decision is a reflection on them and not on you.”
The mostly sharply dressed middle class audience clapped and cheered while the man who asked the question scowled. It was clear to the speaker she struck a chord with the disgustig interloper who was there to mock her.
“One cant expect anything to be sucessful But that truth shouldn’t prevent us from trying. The whole point of my lecture is not to consistently succeed but to never give up. Always persevere is my motto If that doesn’t do the trick ignore the troll. That saying don’t feed the trolls isn’t just a saying.”