Some people have absolutely no concept of Personal Space. They think that they can butt in wherever they wish, whenever they want, and get to say or do whatever it is that they think that THEY MUST BE ALLOWED TO DO.
This is a pattern that I have seen again and again with Bill Schmalfeldt. I wouldn’t say it’s amusing, because it isn’t. It’s more of a combination of rudeness, arrogance, entitlement issues and a lack of respect for personal boundaries.
One of the first places I noticed it was on Hogewash! when its Gracious Host WJJ Hoge had to ban Bill Schmalfeldt for misbehavior in the comments section. This was obviously a situation up with which Bill would not put! He railed about the unfairness of it all on Twitter, on his personal blog, and even in his countersuit against WJJH back in 2014.
“If Defendant had been allowed access to the comment section on Plaintiff’s blog, much of this could have been avoided.”
Do I have to let the crazy guy who bangs on my door in the middle of the night calling me names into my house so that he can have his say? Hell no! I’ll call the police on that mo’ fo’ instead, thank you very much!
But Bill Schmalfeldt seems to think that he has the RIGHT OF ENTRY anywhere he wants – even on your personal blog. Because BY GOD, he must be allowed to defend himself and have his say!!!
It was even apparent way back when.
He didn’t like not being able to respond to others who he had disagreements with.
Why oh why does this sound so similar? Oh yeah! Right! From my commenting queue:
There’s a pattern here, but I’m sure it’s not the one that Bill thinks it is.
Bill Schmalfeldt would probably be happier if he learned a lesson in this life: that sometimes you don’t have to respond. That it really doesn’t matter if you don’t run RIGHT OUT THERE and defend your “honor.” In Bill Schmalfeldt’s case it’s because he doesn’t have much honor to defend from what I can see, but more often than not, it’s just not something that absolutely positively must be rebutted.
When you are so invested in your arrogance and entitlement issues that you get this put out about things, it can’t be healthy for you. May even shorten your lifespan or hasten the progression of any debilitating disease that you have.
But acknowledging that means actually taking responsibility for yourself. Can’t have that, now can we?