In the comments recently, someone came up with a great idea, and I’d love to credit the person by name but here’s my scenario:
Comments usually come in the morning, once I’ve posted, until midafternoon. Then everyone seems to get over it.
I’m work work work working during that time. I’ll see I have an email, and more likely than not that email is a comment because no one in real life sends emails anymore. They text. Remember when everyone emailed those horrible things that were all Subject: Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: 10 Reasons a Cucumber is Better Than a Man?
Ugh. It doesn’t take long for the mediocre to infiltrate everything.
My point is, I’ll be in the middle of work and I’ll say, Oh, an email and I read it and sometimes guffaw and then go back to work. So I can’t remember who sent this suggestion or what day it was, but whoever you are, please speak up in today’s comments and take credit.
The suggestion was that people write in with their woes, and then we, as readers of the woe, can comment back with our advice. So I guess we could do this two ways.
- We could start writing our woes, everything from love affairs to child-rearing to how to change a faucet (which might be my current woe) (just to throw a scenario out there) (I haven’t enjoyed a shower since September), in the comments and we could answer them in the comments.
- We could email the woes to me, I pick one, make it the subject of one blog post, and people write advice in the comments.
I like option one. Makes more sense, right? And it’s less work.
Maybe, like, every so often I’ll say, Okay, today is advice day, and then if you need advice on anything, you can ask in the comments, and anyone who can help you can reply to your comment in the comments.
Say “comment” one more time, June.
So, today is advice day.
I’ll start. Does anyone have trouble with running out of hot water when your tank is just 4 years old? Does anyone have a faucet that, when you pull the thing for the shower, doesn’t 100% work, and some of the water floops out the faucet, still, and not from the showerhead? Does anyone have a window in their shower? How do you circumvent that?
WHY CAN’T I ENJOY A SHOWER?
All right. Your turn.