To know me is to know that I frequently take the opportunity to let the snark fly, as illustrated below. And yeah, while it amuses me (and likely others) to take the opportunity to prod at the companies that oppose things like gay marriage (or other forms of social advancement), there’s actually something to be learned from this.
The lesson is: if you are involved in social media, no matter which side you take in a controversy, some segment of the population will tear you a new asshole.
In the case above, I put my foot in Chick-Fil-A’s ass because of their stance on gay rights. On the other hand, if they openly supported gay rights, some overly-vocal douchebag would certainly call them out in a similar manner.
The little company I own actively supports a local charity that provides animals that are unadoptable with a home where they can leave out the remainder of their life in peace and quiet. Good thing, right? Well, if you believe one of the email screeds I received, my support of that charity is akin to setting up death camps for homeless people because that’s apparently where my money should be going. Crazy, right?
Now, I know that the plural of anecdote isn’t “data”, but I’d like to hear your stories on how your attempts to do right have gone wrong, and how you deal with those situations. (I don’t want this to turn into a Chick-Fil-A bash-fest — we can save that for another post.)