One of the mild amusements that comes as a result of having a Web site with a feedback form that allows people to send me messages is that people will attempt to use that form to post advertising to my site, in hopes that thereby thousands of otherwise benighted netsurfers will be exposed to the life-giving sunlight that is the poster's pet project he's been working on in his basement for years. When someone tries this, I will write back to say hey, sorry, but advertising of that sort is not welcome here, and by the way, would you kindly fuck off and fall over?
The fellow this morning is a case in point. He used the feedback form to post a longish message about some Web site that exists to helps sufferers of social phobia. Fine and dandy. Except that it was an ad, and it had nothing to do with any of the topics of my site. So I responded with the requisite request for the poster to fuck off and blah blah blah.
So the guy writes back almost immediately to tell me tough shit, buddy, it didn't say anywhere that I couldn't send you an ad, so you must either hate the mentally ill or love your own mental illness so much that you don't want anything to threaten it. And oh yeah, I don't want my ad associated with anyone so hateful, so would you please remove it from your message board.
It's the request for me to remove his ad from my message board that kills me. Why? Because there is no fucking message board, numbfuck! All the feedback form does is send me email.