Jun 01, 2010 - 8:40 pm
I would appreciate your thoughts on this. I was posting to an online landlord/tenant forum late at night when I couldn't sleep, and I was trying to explain how my tenants have destroyed my house under my nose. I made a very brief reference to going through chemo and radiation and not being on top of my game as a landlord. Well, I was attacked for putting irrelevant things on this supposed support site and for overdisclosing about myself. Frankly, I am surprised in retrospect that I did disclose this, but I was just telling the truth about why these renters got away from me. All their stuff happened at the height of my treatment. What do people think of a group who says "who cares", "as long as you are bringing irrelevant things into the convo I will post that I am in Afghanistan--am I supposed to get a free pass for that?" and much, much worse. All I said was that I was undergoing the chemo and radation. Period. It is an anonymous support site but apparently there are some nasty posters there.
I want to learn from this in several ways. Is this how people react if they can hide their reactions (i.e. be anonymous)? Is there something I did wrong in terms of a breach of etiquette re: my diagnosis. I have just come to accept it.
I was looking for an answer to a legal question, and thought that the background was relevant (these are questions the judge will want to know the answer to). I should have caught the house (at least outside) sooner. I didn't because I am preoccupied. What did I do wrong in saying this? Thanks so much. I am back to not saying anything. That was a sharp blow.