Commenter Of The Week

April 3, 2008 by
Filed under: Area 51, Asshole, Bed-Stuy 

Yesterday morning I found following comment awaiting my magical moderating touch in my inbox regarding this post:

Astute observations. I hope you didn’t get your shoes dirty getting into the cab on your way back to Park Slope. I recommend coming back to Bed Stuy at night for a follow-up story. You should probably bring your iPod, camera, laptop, Bianchi Pista, etc just in case you need them.

I have learned that any comments posted after midnight are usually “Twilight Zone” material. The above comment (posted at 1:41 a.m.) was no exception. I got grabbed cup of joe and attempted to decipher it. Here are my conclusions/observations:

  1. I do not live in Park Slope. I live in Greenpoint. Greenpoint is not Park Slope. I live in Greenpoint because it is NOT Park Slope.
  2. I do not own an iPod.
  3. I do not own a laptop.
  4. I had no fuggin’ idea what a Bianchi Pista is…

until my new(est) Internet friend contacted me. After a little Googling I now know a Bianchi Pista is. It is a very expensive bicycle!

When someone sees fit to piss in my morning coffee, I make lemonade. It’s all a matter of perspective. I didn’t get a needlessly angry, ignorant and misguided commenter. Rather, I netted two more items for my gentrification bingo cards!

  1. Self-righteous indignation (from a bona fide artiste)
  2. Designer bicycles

Miss Heather

P.S.: Thanks for the date offer in Bed-Stuy, Zach but I’ll have to pass. I am married.


5 Comments on Commenter Of The Week

  1. frank rizzo on Thu, 3rd Apr 2008 7:05 pm
  2. who ever said you were an artist, as far as I could tell you make silly comments on what others do

  3. Rebecca11222 on Thu, 3rd Apr 2008 7:31 pm
  4. I think that Zach has a future in model trains….

  5. al oof on Thu, 3rd Apr 2008 7:47 pm
  6. you know, judgemental people are really annoying, but people who are judgemental without actually understanding what’s going on are even more annoying.

    it’s like he was googling ‘bed-stuy’ to find things to get irritated about. i mean, does he live in the chicken hut?

  7. missheather on Sat, 5th Apr 2008 1:09 am
  8. al oof on Tue, 8th Apr 2008 2:34 am
  9. that n. henry guy is crazy. you didn’t say, ‘this building is unfit to live in!’ i mean, the ugliness is apparent to anyone looking at it. it could be absolutely stunning inside but your comments would still hold true.

    my favorite part is the idea that people who were seriously considering moving in there changed their mind because of your post. i mean no offense to your popularity, but really? i mean, they didn’t think it was ugly until you told them to think that. ‘oh my god stan, it’s on miss heather’s worst dressed list! can we still pull out of the deal?’

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