I got a message from an aquaintance a few days ago.
The backstory: If I recall correctly, he and some friends used my website Guestbook for a couple weeks to have a rude conversation… the kind of conversation a bunch of rude high school freshmen would have on a message board. I tracked their IP addresses to the Roxbury Latin School in Boston and gave the school a call. I got a short “Thank you” note from them and heard no more.
After I got the message below, I googled him and found that he’s a senior and (I assume) graduating in about 1 1/2 months.
Here’s what he sent me on Saturday:
Hey lee. 5 years ago i posted an obscene message on your message board, and you felt the need to contact my school, roxbury latin and tell them about it. you got 15 kids suspended and i think you’re worthless.
I hope you realize how worthless you are and that you really have no real friends in your life. your website is even worse than it was 5 years ago. keep it up pal.
I responded today:
Own your failures as well as your successes. You’ll be 10 times the man you thought you could be.
All the best for graduation.
Look forward and look up!