By now I hope I’m sporting my “eh” lingo and fighting off the urge to eat peameal bacon. I’m also hoping we were able to score hockey tickets while in Vancouver, but I’m not holding out too much hope.
A Twitter colleague sent over an interesting link. It’s an Internet-based meltdown of an author over her book’s two-star review. Let me just say it takes a bit to shock me these days, and I was dumbfounded. Give it a read.
It emphasizes exactly why a professional demeanor and response is so essential. I don’t know the young woman in question, nor do I know her book. I will say my opinion of her is forever stained by her response, which I understand is a knee-jerk response and made out of sheer embarrassment. However, that’s exactly when we need to suck it up and say nothing. Just take the lumps, cry over them in private, fire your copy editor (or hey, how about hire one?), and move on. Now her rant has gone viral and it will be tweeted and posted to Facebook until the next scandalous thing happens to bump her off the front page.