“EMILALVA” LEFT THIS COMMENT ON THE PREVIOUS POST ON MARKETMANILA TOTES
“I’ve been following ur site for sometime now. I didnt know what to make out of it but now I realize that it really is geared for commerce. Sad how people use charity as an excuse to sell jams, marmalades – even tote bags. Grabe”
It was left by a first time commenter, who did not leave a real email address, and I normally just delete those, but I thought I would let it through so that I could respond to it, and ask Marketmanila’s regular readers to pause from their busy lives for about ten seconds and create a juicy curse for this idiot. And at the bottom, let me tell you why I think they wrote this… Ah, what would a slow Friday afternoon be like without the EMILALVA’S of the world??? Here is my response:
YOU ARE A FIRST TIME COMMENTER AND NOT SURE IF YOU LEFT A LEGITIMATE EMAIL ADDRESS (YOU DIDN’T, I CHECKED). BUT IF, AS YOU SAY, YOU HAVE BEEN READING THIS BLOG FOR SOME TIME, THEN HOW CAN YOU IN ANY WAY SAY THAT IT HAS A COMMERCIAL SIDE TO IT? THE T-SHIRT AND TOTE PROGRAM IS RAISING FUNDS FROM READERS AND 100%, I REPEAT 100% OF THE FUNDS GO STRAIGHT TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMS. I GIVE DONORS A GIFT IF THEY WANT IT. SO FAR, I HAVE SPENT PHP65,000 OF MY OWN MONEY AND THAT IS MY CONTRIBUTION TO CHARITY THIS CHRISTMAS. AT NO POINT IS READER MONEY USED FOR THE SHIRTS OR TOTES. SO HOW CAN THAT BE COMMERCIAL? I HAVE NEVER EVER MADE ANY MONEY OUT OF THIS SITE, AND HAVE SPENT OVER PHP500,000 OVER 3 YEARS TO DESIGN IT, MAINTAIN IT, FEED IT, ETC. AND THAT ISN’T EVEN COUNTING MY TIME.
SO, WHILE I HAVE NEVER OUTRIGHT INSULTED A READER ON THIS BLOG BEFORE, YOU HAVE THE DISTINCTION OF BEING THE FIRST…YOU ARE STUPID. STUPID AND STUPIDER THAN STUPID!!! YOU ARE UNINFORMED, SPEAK WITHOUT FACTS AND STUPID. YOU ARE THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO SHOULD VOLUNTARILY REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THE HUMAN GENE POOL SO THAT WE NEVER AGAIN HAVE TO DEAL WITH YOUR UTTER LACK OF LOGIC AGAIN.
SO WHAT, POSSIBLY COULD HAVE MOTIVATED YOUR SNIDE COMMENT ABOVE? FACT, THEN YOU ARE WRONG. FICTION, THEN YOU ARE PITIFUL. EVEN IF YOU DIDN’T USE YOUR REAL NAME, LET ME TELL YOU, I TOTALLY BELIEVE IN KARMA AND I HOPE THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE 10,000+ PEOPLE WHO WILL READ THIS POST WILL SEND YOU BAD VIBES… AND IF YOU DID IT JUST TO RILE ME UP, WELL HERE IS THE FINAL COUNT… ROUGHLY 12,500 FULL MEALS WILL BE SERVED TO MALNOURISHED SCHOOL CHILDREN OVER THE COMING MONTHS, TOTALLY AS A RESULT OF MARKETMANILA READERS’ GENEROUS GIFTS. MARKETMAN WILL BE OUT PHP65,000 PLUS A WHOLE LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT. AND YOU, SMALL LITTLE YOU, WILL STILL BE STUPID.
YOU HAVE NOW, IN ONE SHORT COMMENT, REPLACED THE FISH PAN LADY IN THE NUMBER ONE SPOT OF STUPID COMMENTERS ON MARKETMANILA! AND IF YOU HAVE BEEN READING ME FOR SOME TIME, YOU WOULD KNOW THAT IS A MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT.
I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD CHRISTMAS AND CHOKE ON YOUR FOOD.
Marketman was trying to James Bond this moment and the only plausible explanation I have is that I caught some folks trying to “stuff” the comment box of the recent post on “What do you Sell” and because of the stuffing attempt, I used my discretion to delete all of those comments and the purveyor they were referring to… And if you aren’t that person RESPONSIBLE FOR COMMENT “STUFFING”, then you are even DUMBER than I thought. P.S., every time you leave a comment, you register an IP address on my system, which eventually leads to a “source” of the comment, even if you fake YOUR email. Just in case you were too stupid to know that. That is how I found pathetic folks trying to stuff comments on Cupcakes by Sonja, and recently, on a supplier of cakes in a recent post.