There’s just one thing: You can’t take stupid back.
A few examples from those who should know better:
- A writer posted a 4-sentence discussion item. With 3 typos and 2 grammatical errors. Would you hire him?
- A sales rep wrote a headline using slang for male anatomy (the word can have a second, less incendiary meaning). When those offended by his word choice challenged him, he insisted he meant the other meaning. Did digging his heels in win him any points?
- A “professional” shared his extreme political views and attracted 2 others in an extended mutual rant. When appalled onlookers joined in to cool the fire, they were set upon with ethnic slurs. Would you connect with them?
Yep, you just can’t take stupid back.