I have to put up with rudeness all day at work. I'm paid to put up with it, even if it makes me die a little inside everytime I let someone get away with unnecessary behaviour.
However I simply cannot stand rudeness in my real life. Today I received a comment on my old Ancestry.co.uk account (for my family history research). I've had to cancel my membership to save a little money and haven't been keeping it up to date (I fully intend to go back to it when I've got my money sorted out). The comment on one of my ancestors was this:
Sometime ago, I entered comments on your tree on Ancestry, which, for some reson, you have failed to alter.
You have his date of birth as 1725 and his parents birth in the 1800's.
I have given details in your tree on several other Semark/Seamark to assist you in making those changes.
This guy left me like 50 million comments one day (over the course of several hours) which as I wasn't using Ancestry, and because I found that amount of comments on my tree a little weird, I ignored. And now a couple of weeks later he sends me a bloody rude email CHASING ME UP. I couldn't believe his audacity. Who does he think he is?
So I sent him a rather rude (for me) reply.
"Thank you for your comment.
I do appreciate your comments, however I have cancelled my Ancestry
membership and keep my family tree elsewhere (and thanks to some
marriage certificates had already corrected my errors). I shall, when
I have a bit more money, return to my Ancestry membership and upload
the corrected family tree.
However I feel quite upset to have received this comment (copied
below) which is quite rude and ill-mannered. I really do appreciate
your attempt to help me, but I'd rather you didn't leave me comments
Was that a bit harsh?