taking this into consideration it made me begin to think about the entry and the type of response it got.
some people obviously didn't finish reading the entry, after they read the initial two paragraphs they had become indignant enough to stop and email me....very tersely....about how i shouldn't have pretended to be homeless and how i shouldn't have pretended to be struggling. others didn't like the joke....period.
let me clarify something. it was an april fool's joke. the last line should have clarified that, but reading it a couple of times i suppose i didn't make that point perfectly clear. i should have ended it with something as plain as april fools! or maybe something similar. how about....you've just been pranked...or you've just been punked. but in any case....it was an april fool's prank. i am indeed homeless and my entries and tweets have been true.
but there's another issue here i addressed in a past blog. seeing the responses to the 4/01/2014 entry made me think of that entry. i made an entry titled Homeless Naked Women on february 20th. it's a very short entry and it had abit of a different purpose at the time but it now has become relevant. read it if you have the time. in short it cautions against taking for granted what you read on twitter and facebook and other social media without delving into the source and completely reading what the original article or news report contained. words can be deceiving....particularly on twitter. know what you're endorsing....before you endorse it. know what you're repeating.....before you repeat it. actually read the article the tweet was about. it's too easy to spew a one line tweet that totally skews the original source.
if i offended you with my april fool's joke...i'm not going to apologize. but i'll just admit to maybe being somewhat insensitive. but you can't always be deadly serious about whatever cause it is you are supporting or whatever it is you believe in. if you are, it will consume you .the homeless, poverty and hunger are serious issues. but there is still room for humor and a normal sense of being.
i have to go now. i won the lottery last nite and need to go to dover.
see you around town