Tuesday, September 16, 2014

And Then Chicken's Mother Wrote a Letter

Dear Blogger:

I am writing to discuss a matter of great concern.

My Chicken is being bullied by someone in your organization and something needs to be done about it.  Bullying is not to be tolerated.  Ask Michelle Obama.  Or any of the 87 Real Housewives.

I am disappointed in you, Blogger.  Has this behavior been happening under your nose and you've chosen to ignore it?  Or am I giving you too much credit?  Perhaps you are simply so negligent in  your duties that you failed to notice?  Either scenario is deplorable.  If it were up to me, I would have removed Chicken from this hostile environment after the very first episode, but she's a fighter, my Chicken is, and she refused to give up her turf.

"It's just photos, Mom", she said. "I can always replace them."  Well, it wasn't "just" photos, Blogger, it was every photo she's ever posted in the last six years.  Gone overnight.  If only she'd started on Word Press, like we encouraged her to do.  But no, she found your site more user friendly.  Ha. That's a laugh, isn't it?  I watched her struggle to locate and replace each photo.

And then you took them again.  Then post delays started happening.  Links suddenly broke and people were blocked.  Good people.

And still, my Chicken put a smile on her face and kept going.  "Maybe I messed something up, Ma, it's no big deal.", she said.

But now it's gone too far, Blogger.  I can no longer maintain my silence.  At 7:52 PM this evening,  my poor Chicken logged onto her page and discovered the theft of her entire blog roll.  Even the gadget that supported her blog roll has disappeared. You've taken away her friends.  Who does such a thing?

You, Blogger, will address this issue immediately.  Future acts of bullying will be met with legal action.  And I'm writing a letter to Andy Cohen.  You heard me.   Prepare for the anti-bullying fury of 87 botoxed housewives.  I've heard those Australian ones are particularly agressive.  But that's what you get.  Nobody messes with my Chicken.


Chicken's mother


  1. I have relatives, not distant enough, who specialize in the removal of 'problems'. I'll email you a phone number, the person on the other end will say "Yeah?". State the problem. He'll pause, name a price, and give you the number of an offshore account.
    For god's sake, don't tell them who gave you the number. I don't want to have to check my car for bombs every day.

    1. Sfm I am in, I need an antidote, sounds like your relative might be in.

  2. Hi Chicken's mom!
    I would like to thank you for making such a wonderful, interesting Chicken who writes so well. And good luck wrangling Blogger; Google-chunks can sometimes be difficult to intimidate.

    -Doug in Oakland

    1. Doug, you are such a nice young man and a good friend to Chicken. What's your mom's email? I want to tell her what a nice young man she raised.
      Chicken's mom

  3. Oh, blast it - I noticed your blogroll was missing but sometimes pages load funny on my computer and I thought that was why. Is anyone else having issues, that you know of? I'd be fed up by now, seeing as I am technologically challenged to begin with. Good luck, Chicken. I hope you find out what's wrong and find a way to recover your stuff.

    1. Hi Jenny, I have no ideal what happened. The other things, I vaguely recalled having "touched" things in the layout but not this time. So weird. I think I'm going to move to another platform. I'll send change of address notices


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