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Yeah, this tea pot featured on HazelandMare.com is awesome. Obviously. You want to leave a comment that says so? Sure. Knock yourself out. Doesn’t really get us anywhere, but always nice to hear a chorus of good cheer. But I’ll never understand what compels people to make comments like this:

Hahaha, oh this is awesome. My brother was such an A-Team fan when he was a kid. Feel better!

Who gives a fuck about your brother? How is this pertinent or enriching in any way? I wish I could regain the thousands of cumulative seconds I’ve lost reading meaningless commentary online (which is why I typically avoid comment sections all together … unless I’m really avoiding work) — don’t you, Pointless Commenter, wish you’d spent those precious moments saying something that wasn’t inane?

I don’t mean this as a personal attack. I mean it as a general attack. There’s no going back now, I recognize that. But once upon a time we spoke to each other in person and tried to avoid the vapid sputterings that brought conversation to an uncomfortable standstill. Imagine the faces of your friends when you’d say something stupid. The staring. The cough in an awkward silence. Conjure and reflect: The whole internet is staring at you. The whole internet just cleared its throat.

Oh, and not for nothing, but whose brother wasn’t really into A Team as a kid? Newsflash: No one’s.

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4 responses to “No Comment

  1. I totally agree! Sometimes I clear out my throat at work and then wonder whether it’s disruptive to anyone around me. I just want to make sure I’m a good coworker and that I treat the people around me with respect. You know?

  2. Hear, hear! I’d like to comment further, but I’m afraid I’ll get mocked for being irrelevant. (Mission accomplished!)

  3. uh yeah; now i HAVE to comment.

    Answer: MY BROTHER. (Wrong decade: he was into the Power Rangers – and I bet yours was too…)

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