Friday, June 13, 2008

The High(ish) Road

A few weeks back, I mentioned the post left in the funeral home's online guest book from one of mom's childhood "friends," Bonnie. In case you don't recall my rant, Bonnie was the one who'd had a marriage annulled (after two kids) decades ago so that she could marry another man who also had HIS marriage annulled (after FOUR kids), and was "sorry" that there was to be no Catholic funeral for Mom.

I thought and thought about how to respond (since her comment was inappropriate and really seemed to call for a response). I pondered sending a thank-you card with a simple note that Mom didn't want a Catholic funeral and was put off by the hypocrisy of the church's preaching salvation and arrogance while granting expensive favors like annulments.

But in the end, I decided that that would be over her head (Mom always said Bon-Bon wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer), and opted to respond on the message board with a kind thank-you to everyone where they could ALL could see it. So a few days later, I posted this:

Take That

Her comment deserved to be treated as an embarrassing afterthought, and I'm all about just desserts. Mom would've loved it. And I didn't have to blow a 42-cent stamp on a moron!

I love it when things turn out thrifty AND fair...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh but how do you know Bon bon will see it? She may also think it is a complement for her being the last one to comment. Me thinks her steps don't quite reach the top rung of the ladder. Still, it is good to let by gones be by gones. I've learned to never have a battle of wits with an unarmed person. Ed

11:27 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

I don't care if Bonnie sees it or not...the OTHER people have seen it and appreciate it. Aunt Fay loved it...

12:17 PM  
Blogger Maddog said...

I think your response was perfect. Sometimes it's just better to take the high road than it is to try and make point. Either way, you said what needed to be said and that's all that matters.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Thanks, Maddog...I felt better after I wrote it, and it seemed a fitting way to put the whole thing to rest.

11:22 AM  
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