Nov 3, 2015
commented on Seattle Theater Critic Invites the Women of Craigslist to Purchase His "Plus Ones" at Reduced Rate
I felt weirdly defensive on this schmuck’s behalf reading this. First, I just think it’s mean, I think the piece is angry at a stranger and falls just short of calling him stupid in every sentence. Two, if we’re going to start beating up on people for being bad at online dating, seriously, that’s a long list of people to be mean to… Also, the only actually wrong thing he did was try to sell something that was given to him for free, but I know that The Stranger’s film, music, and book critics regularly sell tall stacks of books, dvd’s, and cd’s at second-hand stores for cash (or used to, in the day).
I have no idea why this piece rubs me so hard the wrong way. I have a soft spot for single middle-aged schmucks, and I don’t like bullies.