This morning, I stumbled into work, and started the day by checking my email. With gmail, I can see others who use gmail who are on-line at the same time as me – friends and others.
Now, it should be noted that I am one of those people who really likes it when someone personalizes their signature with a quote, maybe from some great thinker. A quote that says a little bit about the person whom I am corresponding with. I, myself, love to seek out new quotes for my email signatures. Right now the one that I have on my email signature is this:
tragic that extremists co-opt the notion of God, and that hipsters and
artists reject spirituality out of hand. I don’t have a fixed idea of
God. But I feel that it’s us – the messed-up, the half-crazy, the
burning, the questing – that need God. a lot more than the
goody-two-shoes do." – Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing)
It says a little bit about me, through someone else’s words, shines a little bit of light on who I am or who I hope to be. You may be thinking to yourself why in the heck is she blogging about such a mundane thing? Well, this morning I have seen one of the most offensive (for me) and painful quotes, ever. Not in a signature, but as a IM "slogan or status." Maybe I don’t see the context. My sweetie always says there are two things that are never ever funny: Rape and the Holocaust. I am not sure if my friend was trying to be funny. Maybe not, maybe it comes from a deep well of hurt that I don’t know about. Either way, it has really jarred me this morning. Here it is.
"You wish your dad was there, but more often times he was not / You
can’t put your arms around a dirty gangbang cumshot" -Sarah Silverman
Questions to share in the comments:
Do you use a signature for your email or IM? If so what is it?
What does a signature say to you? What does your signature say about you?
I do not know the background on the quote from Sarah, but it sounds very painful. Tell me how this quote hits you.