For your right………… to PARTY!!! Okay, that’s not what I really want to say but at least the first few words are. Something interesting happened to me today. I was on one of my pregnancy boards on the internet and I noticed that a lot of the girls on there were typing out swear words differently. So even though they weren’t spelled the same you could sound them out and they would sound just as bad. Frankly I am just tired of it! I don’t want to have to read it and I don’t want my children seeing it either. I posted a thread about how I would appreciate it if people would watch what they say. I said it VERY politely. I mentioned that I should be able to have a warning if there is a post that contains profanity just like I would on TV with the rating system. I received some support from a few moms but it got really ugly. I was accused of censorship, etc. I felt really disappointed about it this morning and decided that if that is the way it was going to be on that board then I would just not go there anymore. This afternoon I received an e-mail from the moderator of the entire list (over 10,000 people on the list), and she told me that profanity was against the TOS of this board and that I was well within my rights to voice my opinion. She then told me how sorry she was and that she agreed with me. She is looking into it further and will take action if necessary.
Okay, my whole point is that I stood up for what I believed in but then I felt bad about it by the response I received. Now I know that I did do the right thing. We are asked to stand up for what we believe in even if it is not the popular opinion. I hope that I am able to teach my children this principle in life. I hope they will be the one that leaves the room when that time arises.
Another example…… After I had gone through the temple and when I was first married I worked at a large hardware store. I worked in the back with the truckers & receiving department. I actually LOVED that job. I had so much fun there and I learned so much. Well, my boss would swear A LOT and it would really bother me. I was having a review with the General Store Manager and it came up. I was not tattling but I thought that it needed to be discussed. The next day my boss came up to me and apologized. He said that he was in the wrong and should never have been speaking that way around anyone, especially a lady. Working conditions were so much better after that. I know a lot of my friends who work in places where this type of profanity is normal and they just get used to it. WE DO NOT HAVE to get used to anything that is wrong. That is my thought for the day!