Six Sentence Story: Trolls

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She cringed inwardly as she checked her Twitter notifications and saw that he’d sent her another nasty tweet.

She regretted ever replying to him in the first place but she’d come across his random words targeting her country and people and she just had to respond, doing so in a civilized manner, simply trying to set the record straight.

She wasn’t really into politics but after reading his vicious comment she felt she had no choice but to reply.

Now that person kept sending her really awful tweets and at first she thought of blocking him but then reconsidered, hoping to get through to him, sending him friendly replies and correcting him in an extremely diplomatic manner.

She wasn’t very thick-skinned and even though her friends laughed it off, telling her to ignore him, she was near tears whenever she read his tweets and simply wanted him to realize that she was a nice  person.

There he was again with his vile words, so she sighed and finally did what she should have done much earlier and clicked Block.

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26 Responses to Six Sentence Story: Trolls

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Yeah, he was definitely a troll. No time to waste on people like that. They’ve mad up their mind to believe and say horrible things, and you won’t change their mind.

    • swritings says:

      Exactly! It’s like talking to a brick wall! Though you’d think a polite reply might make them respond in kind, but apparently not!

      • mandibelle16 says:

        I think it’s that they don’t care what other people say. They aren’t listening/reading. They just want to talk and be heard with no regard for others.

  2. Jenn says:

    I must admit – I’ve been there. I’m not very thick-skinned either and rude comments on social media can be hurtful. Now I can sniff out a troll pretty quickly 🙂
    Nice story.

  3. Stella says:

    I never entertain, or try to enlighten, mollify bad behavior–it’s a waste of energy.

  4. oldegg says:

    Social media is certainly a minefield.

  5. I suspect we’ve all had one or more experiences online like this, hoping to reach someone and ending up wishing we hadn’t bothered to connect. We end up a bit sadder but wiser, and maybe a bit more careful with our choices next time. If you try to pour light into the eye of a bigot he will only close it more tightly. 😦

  6. UP says:

    My skin is getting thicker the longer I blog. I am a very sensitive person, but not everybody likes me… Which is sad for them, because I’m fabulous!!!

  7. valj2750 says:

    This is a great story. That troll’s bullying probably comes from a place that is not as altruistic as yours is. She stayed honorable by pressing BLOCK.

  8. any1mark66 says:

    Trolls seem to be very aggressive hiding in the online world. They are just cowards

  9. ivywalker says:

    Good call…. don’t have to like it but we may have to accept that some people are just not going to change and we can’t change them

  10. afairymind says:

    The only way to deal with trolls is to ignore them. Responding, even in the most polite way, simply shows that someone’s actually paying them attention which just makes them worse. Good story. 🙂

  11. Good she cut off all that crap! Sometimes, it’s better not to join issues with such trolls

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