Zev, I’m sorry you had that experience. Not everyone is open to the validity of other people’s real life experience. Social media being what it is, we’re all bound to come across user accounts that are less than tactful in their responses. It’s unfortunate when people have a difference of opinion that they feel the need express their counter-opinion in a manner that’s much less than respectful.

When “I” encounter a response to something I’ve written that’s overtly negative or disproportionately over the top. After careful consideration, my go-to strategy is the old “Stop reading, Block the user, and Roll on.”

Stop, block, and roll — works like a charm.

Every time.

(Sometimes it simply takes too much life force to verbally roast a masochistic troll over an open flame. Plus it’s what they all want.)

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