Something I have learned lately is to be more careful about what I text or email to people. It is way too easy to accidentally send something contentious to the wrong person, and then you’ve just dug yourself a real shit pit you’ll need to climb out of. I did it a while back when I was involved in an annoying group text. I texted one of the members of the group individually to complain about something, only to panic immediately after, concerned that I had unwittingly texted the complaint to the entire group. I almost barfed with dread. Then it happened again last night when I was joking around while texting Ben and realized that if I had accidentally sent those texts to the wrong person, someone who had no context for the content, it would be another serious shit pit.
God, in this current hyper-PC, ‘guilty before proven innocent’ court of public opinion world, you really have to tread so fucking lightly. It’s amazing this blog hasn’t got me thrown in the gulag…yet. Give it time though.
It seems the only way to keep yourself safe these days is to completely sequester yourself from society: no phones, no texting, no social media, no email. And maybe no friends or leaving the house for work or groceries, either. Maybe 100% isolation is the safest approach.
That doesn’t sound so bad, actually.