24 April 2013

Yea, About That (In)Famous Sorority Email...

As I am quite sure many of you are aware, the revelation of a particularly-nasty email sent out by a particular member of the Delta Gamma sorority at the University of Maryland has been making its way around the greater Internet. Surely by now, I would hope that both Delta Gamma and the University of Maryland are supremely embarrassed by this uncalled-for tantrum by someone who quite frankly seems to come off as a totally-spoiled brat.

The moral of this story for those of us who are bystanders and watching the hilarity unfold, like this video featured in the online edition of New York magazine, is twofold:

  • First, it is never a good idea to send angry and expletive-ridden emails. Believe me, I've had to learn this the hard way and it is NOT pleasant. It's always a good idea to put it to paper and let it sit a few days. Chances are you'll either come to the realisation that what you've said was stupid and far-from-proportional, OR you'll find a better way of expressing your thoughts. 
  • Second, the myth of "any publicity is good publicity" is just that--a myth.  

As for the "lady" (and I use that term very loosely here) in question, I thus have only this to say:

"You should be mortified of what your behaviour has become. Surely this revelation will be forever tied to you, and it is guaranteed to be seen adversely. It won't be viewed as such just by professionals and potential employers, but by prospective partners. If there's one thing the human experience has tried to teach us, it is that no self-respecting person in their right mind would willingly want to associate with someone who's, well, the emotional equivalent of the ticking time-bomb.

Thus may God help the unlucky schlemiels who end up employing thee. May God save the poor sod who ends up betrothed to thee."

Edit: after seeing that she's also had quite a few nasty and arguably inappropriate tweets, she needs to develop a social filter post haste.

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