A small sector of the blogosphere is a wee bit upset about someone who behaved jerkishly in a pug and told the story on his blog. Some are offended by the acts, others offended in the way of telling, and still others are not seeing why the first two groups are that offended at all.
I have behaved jerkishly in pugs. I can behave jerkishly all I want and never tell you about it. You’ll never know the difference. But if I do choose to tell you, I open myself up to censure – either for how I acted in the first place or the tone and attitude I take in the retelling.
We all do shit we’re not proud of, in anger, in emotion… whatever. And we don’t have to admit to it on our blogs. But if we do, and people get riled up about it, pro or con.
The criticism may have the effect of preventing the behavior but it for sure makes the blogger think twice about sharing in the future. Which is a damn shame, because I like hearing stories that are uncensored, real, and maybe not as politically correct as we should all behave. I may not agree with the actions, but I support the story’s retelling – in any manner that the blogger wants.