Good grief. They’re so insidious. But sometimes they are HIGHlarious. Here’s an example:
“I don’t quite have the words to be as humorous as you two, or the rest of your forwelols, but I can speak from the heart. Even though I don’t know you personally (aside from what I read here), your words carry further than you know. My husband was raised without a father, and just before he became a father he found your blog. He’s been reading it religiously, commenting on how loving, caring, and humorous you are with regards to being husbands and fathers. The one thing he has mentioned to me over and over, is that it seems that the same day our baby does something rediculous and gets him stressed you guys are usually making light of that very situation and help him to see that you have to enjoy parenthood, even when it doesn’t seem like fun. From the bottom of my heart, you two are making a difference in other peoples lives. I would hate to see all of it go away over business or personal differences. ESPECIALLY when it’s obvious that you two are close friends who love each other and have a vested interest in the success of the other. We hope you work it out,The Peyton Family(Especially the one who needs you the most!)”
What the what? I mean, I know this is spam. But it’s so strange and oddly personal. Well, I guess I do write a lot about being a husband and a father. Maybe my good advice in that department has helped some (fellow?) stressed dad from shaking a baby or something? Eh, whatever. I’m giving back. To the UNIVERSE. You’re welcome, my “ forwelols.” And don’t worry, “we’ll” work it out.
Your Dad or Husband or Whatever