and one of them is that when someone calls me out on twitter or facebook or whereever, i have a very hard time ignoring them.
as a gentleman, i believe it’s proper form to return a volley
but last night something interesting happened. a troll who had trolled me once before was up to his old tricks and every now and then id pull over and reply to his nonsense.
early in the conversation i realized that he had 68 followers, which is nearly impossible.
just by signing up and alerting all of your “friends” you should immediately have a few hundred followers
unless you are full of crap and not who you claim to be.
so instead of engaging him with his bizarre attempt at mockery as he suggested i was unemployed and collecting benefits, i told him that those were exactly the types of things that prevents one from having a healthy twitter presence and that i would like to enter into a wager with him that my two adorable cats could gain a larger twitter following in a week than this fellow currently has.
i drove and moved on but an hour or two later a friend asked he who was that troll? so i checked his twitter to see if he had said something new to inspire that question, when i discovered he had completely deleted his account!
and then it occurred to me what i had suspected all along: if you have fewer than 200 followers you are probably a fraud or a phony or someone up to no good and you should be ignored. this man “Dan” had obviously created the account to rant at strangers and then when the going gets tough he deletes his deal and runs home.
what a waste of time for all parties involved.
so thats my new rule: no bickering with fools with less than 250 followers because it’s probably dick cheney.