What's up with this new rating system I'm seeing at the bottom of all of my posts? It's filling me with anxiety and heartburn. It's one thing to be disappointed when I see absolutely no comments on my posts, but now I have the added pleasure of fearing a negative rating on them.
I'm thinking back to all of the times in my life where I've been judged. You know, like band or piano competitions or every single day of my life from seventh grade to my high school graduation. Oh, and let's not forget the Little Miss Hereford Pageant I entered in the third grade. I thought I had it nailed with my clever answers to all of their silly questions. Like I said I wanted to be a cruise director or a veterinarian when I grew up. Both very noble careers! I should have been Little Miss Hereford. But, the judges picked another girl. Her name was Tricia and instead of walking the runway carrying a carnation like all of the other girls, she held onto a beautiful yellow parasol that perfectly matched her beautiful, yellow dress. Cheater.
Also, a few years back I joined an online dating service. This particular service pretty much guaranteed to find your soulmate because they had a state of the art personality profile matching system. Well, after spending a couple hours taking all of their tests and waiting for weeks to see a match, they sent me a very disheartening email. Basically, these people had judged my personality and found it totally lacking. They said it was impossible to find a good match for me because I was such an "unusual" person. At least I got my money back.
The point I'm trying to make here is that no one really likes to be judged. People, I just want to be liked. However, a little constructive criticism never hurt anyone. Much. I'm not sure why this rating system magically appeared on my blog, but I have just one thing to say about it. Bring it on!