Saturday, April 19, 2008

Enough already.

This goes out to those of you who apparently enjoy playing the game of "Let's Find Spelling and Grammar Mistakes in Dori's Blog."

It was funny at first...ha, ha...spell check doesn't work in the title area. But it's getting a little old. If all you can find to comment on is something piddly like a spelling mistake, then don't bother commenting. I won't publish it and your negativity will simply spread out into the ether somewhere.

For some of you--the brilliant ones who rarely had to study and were/are still brilliant--you have never felt the humiliation of being called stupid. There are parts of my makeup that you will never understand.

My learning "disability" (in quotes because dyslexia is simply just another way of looking at the world, I don't view it as a disability) was treated in various ways--none of which would be approved by the current Board of Education.

I had one teacher who was under the impression that throwing the maths book at me would help with my multiplication skills. And then there was my infamous 8th grade maths teacher who explained to me--in front of the entire class--that I was too stupid for Algebra so he signed me up for General Math instead (which I completed with an "A"). I then went on to get all "A's" in Algebra, Geometry and Algebra II. Maybe it was the teacher. I even managed to graduate college with a 3.9 GPA. I did not realize stupid people could do that.

As far as my writing goes, yes I use spell check. This is my blog--my thoughts in writing for all to see. Sometimes my brain works faster than my hands and I don't catch all of the mistakes. I apparently failed to read the fine print that said I was being graded. I do the best I can so please oblige me and back off.

Thank you.

We will now return to our regularly scheduled postings on adorable toddlers and babies.


Gina said...

I can't believe someone would actually say something about your errors. Have you seen my blog? I have ADHD and my brain definitely works faster than my hands type and frequently I will leave out words all together, not to mention misspellings are a norm for me. Shame on anyone who's going to be that petty. I find your writing very flowing and scholarly. I'm very sorry you've had the annoyance of such pettiness and don't let those people define you, as I am sure you won't.

Dori said...

Thanks, Gina! You're so sweet.

It really wasn't all that bad--I was just having a bad day and my husband's comment(yes, my husband!) just set me off! To be fair, I had corrected his blog recently, but only because he made fun of me in that particular post. Blogging While Angry--they should write tickets for that!

Suburbia said...

Both my children and my husband are dyslexic. I support dyslexic children at school. None of which are anywhere near stupid. I feel VERY strongly about how children are missunderstood at school. It is a constant battle just to try and raise their self esteem. No one realises how much harder they have to work, just to keep their head above the water.

So there's my rant for the day. Don't let them get you down!!