So…it seems some people weren’t too enamored with my “What are Some of the Things you Love About Celiac Disease?” blog post last week.
For the record…no, I don’t love celiac disease. What’s the opposite word of love again? Time to whip out the thesaurus.
Despise. Dislike. Hate.
Yeah…that’s more like it.
Anyway, the point of my post was to find the silver lining in our disease; to point out some of the positives from having this disease; to show those who are struggling that it’s not all bad; to boldly go where no man has gone before.
I knew it was a stretch, but hey I got some amazing answers and was able to put together a rockin’ article for Simply Gluten Free magazine.
All is good…or so I thought.
Well…a few very popular gluten-free companies shared my blog post on their Facebook pages and a lot of the feedback wasn’t pretty. Actually, it was…
…ugly, repulsive and unattractive. Naturally, I did NOT want to respond to any of the comments on their Facebook pages and cause a to-do.
But who am I to let a good opportunity pass me by? Let me take a few of the zingers and respond accordingly now.
Sad Sally said: His original post was aimed at his “wonderful sarcastic community” so he wanted sarcastic answers.
Gluten Dude says: I LOVE my wonderful sarcastic community…but no, I was looking for real answers.
Nancy Negative said: This is stupid. There is nothing to “love” about Celiac disease.
Gluten Dude says: C’mon now…don’t just read the headline and call something stupid. Read the article. Open your mind a bit.
Polly Pessimist said: You are using Tony the Tiger from Kelloggs Corn Flakes! They are NOT gluten free!
Gluten Dude says: Oh…please. If people will eat them because of my picture, that’s on them, not me.
David Downer said: I hate having Celiacs disease! There is nothing great about it! What a strange question!
Gluten Dude says: Not a strange question at all. Trying to find light within the darkness is what life is all about.
Angry Alice said: That whole post is strange. It is posts and people like this that diminish the seriousness of our illness which in turn causes US health and contamination issues.
Gluten Dude says: I diminish the seriousness of our disease? Moi?? Why…because I don’t bitch about it incessantly? Lordy.
Harriet Humorless said: To Mr. Gluten Dude, I love all the comments I get about having Celiac Disease! I just love getting annoyed!
Gluten Dude says: Getting annoyed is a choice you make. Don’t blame it on the disease.
Dark Side Diane said: Are Tony Tiger products Gluten Free and we never knew it? This whole thing is strange.
Gluten Dude says: Am I missing something here? Did anybody here really think I was promoting Frosted Flakes as gluten-free?
Cranky Christopher said: Is this a dam joke or what?
Gluten Dude says: No…I was really trying to get people to think outside the box a bit. (I also had a deadline to meet for the article.)
Peter Petulant said: The person who posted this question is Mentally Ill!!!
Gluten Dude says: No…I am not crazy (nor do I like you using the term “mentally ill”…at all!) You want crazy? This is a bit crazy:
Me? I’m just a guy trying to make the best of his life living with this crappy disease.
Perhaps you should join me on this journey. Like Mikey and Life cereal, you just might like it.