I Hate ItI hate when people twist my words. In real life, online, & especially on this site. It seems to happen quite frequently on this site, unfortunately. I try to be very clear & precise in everything I write on here so that no one will mistake any of the things that I say, but some people overlook the words that I have written & place their own meanings into them. Recently, I recieved numerous comments from the same person on the same story accusing me of bashing him for usng marijuana, all because I said that I don't use it myself & never will. I just told the truth about how being near the smell of it makes me nauseous & gives me migraines, yet he persisted as if I were insulting him & telling him what he should or should not have been doing. All I was doing was giving my reasons for why I don't do it myself & why I don't like it being done around me. Never once in that story did I say anything negative about anyone who chooses to do it, yet he twisted my words as if I were saying just that, even basically accusing me of "flaming" him at one point, when he was the one who was continually posting rude comments to me on my story, not the other way around.
That's just one small example of people misinterpreting what I write on this site. I think that when certain people already have strong issues about a certain subject & they came across any story they see in a group that opposes their opinions on that subject, they immediately make a negative comment, without even reading the persons story. This also happens a lot to me when dealing with the comments I receive about my agoraphobia, social anxiety & possible undiagnosed autism spectrum disorder. People immediately give me the same mundane, unsolicited "advice" that, if they had read my story at all, they would have never said because they would have known that that is not possible for me in my condition.
I like writing stories on this site, but I hate it when people don't read my stories as they are written, but twist my words into meaning what they think I may have meant or what they think I should have said. I say what I mean in these stories, 99% of the time, unless I use a wrong word from time to time. I have a hard time understanding things myself, so I try very hard to make everything I write as clear as possible to anyone who may come across any story that I write. So there is no reason for people to twist my words into things I have not said.
lyricalongings 31-35, F 2 Responses 0 Jun 6, 2010