I hope you are well and had a marvelous holiday season. I’m really bad at sucking up, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that this greeting is enough for you.
I haven’t tried to claim this little blog of mine for a few months. This past summer, to both my own and my reader’s (no, “reader’s” isn’t a grammatical error on some days) confusion, I would diligently place your cryptic code IN A BLOG POST exactly as requested. If you are now thinking, “she probably doesn’t have an RSS feed,” you would be wrong.
Instead, in return I merely received comments accusing me of being either a spy or a mischievous alien. Ironically, everyone could see the code except for you.
The hyper-polite interface on your website encouraged me to be patient. I was patient. I, in unfounded late aughts’ optimism, got my hopes up. It didn’t do squat. Anguished, yet courteous emails sent to support apparently were invisible as well. Just so you know, you weren’t helping any self-esteem issues.
If Homeland Security were at all with the program, they would have probably sent clean shaven George Clooney look–a-likes in dark suits knocking on my door in the middle of the night to investigate the mysterious code. I believe if all of the big entities we, the American people depend on, worked as described, Clooney clones would have hunted me down. I will not delude myself to the point of holding you totally responsible. I confidently CLAIM that you are not all together blameless.
I’m wondering these days if any large organizations, such as Technorati and The Department of Homeland Security, have a clue as to what’s going on out here in the world. I used to have faith that some collection of people out there knew more than we, the general public. Facing the fact that you don’t, distresses me to the point that I may need a med change. Rest assured you’re not alone: Even Target and Oprah have disillusioned me in recent months. That’s another story.
In closing, the air of legitimacy that you offer even the smallest of bloggers, eludes me to this day. And just for the record, I didn’t care about you, until you wouldn’t have me. That’s just how us humans roll.
So I beg of you to please accept this:
Best of luck to you in the new year!
PS – In case you didn’t catch it: G3NT3M5EY5AH