Today's incredibly rude e-mail via my website hails all the way from Europe via info@Alzheimer-Europe.org and was lovingly penned by 'Etiquette Police' also known as 'Edicate Police.'
"Oh I see now now... your a closet comedian/performer...
You REALLY need some etiquette lessons... I "really" don't want to hear about "every girl should have a 'shaft'" or "stif-whatever you said" when I am watching a "craft" video.
On what planet do you live----that you cannot see that all of this is sexually INAPPROPRIATE behavior. Can you NOT SEE how uncomfortable you made that woman...?!!!
PLEASE! Go get some performance training or image consulting, maybe some therapy to understand "why you cannot SEE, your inappropriate behavior!" RAISE YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's all so... eeeww, unprofessional and dysfunctional!
"Dear Etiquette Police:
Perhaps instead of sending unfathomably rude emails to complete strangers, you might focus instead on assisting people with Alzheimer's. My Grandmother and my Grandfather both suffered from this most horrible and debilitating disorder. I can't even begin to believe that you think it's appropriate to send such a thoughtless email to someone whom you don't know.
Life is far too short to lack a sense of humor, even in the face of the most horrible things we must endure. I don't really give a rat's behind if you like my videos and for the record a flexible shaft is a kind of electric drill and my friend Jenny Harada thinks me very funny. I wonder what kind of a person bothers to be so RUDE under the guise of dishing out 'etiquette advice?'
As for etiquette, since it appears that you are the one who requires a lesson, one does not attack another person via anonymous emails merely because they don't like the videos they make, one politely declines to comment and moves on with their day.
Oh and finally, I have performed some of the greatest roles in the Classical Theatre canon to accolades and acclaim and I have been a professional performer for 28 years. My craft career came long after my performing career. It is you who requires lessons, in basic human courtesy.
We live in a world of increasingly rude behavior that is escalating at a most alarming rate because of the ability for people to hide behind their computer screens. What exactly is sexually appropriate behavior and when is a joke just a joke and not an affront to humanity? Why can't a girl enjoy a little innuendo now and again? I mean, really. Lighten up, buttercup.
I am so tired of the army of anonymous people who feel compelled to spread their nasty all around the internet. I am not afraid of them and I'm not backing down.
Take that, haters.