On the LAT op-ed page today, writer Marna Bunger says that her Craigslist personal requesting a man taller than 5'10" drew mostly witty replies in New York and San Francisco, but mostly angry ones in Los Angeles.
I was hoping someone of intelligence would see the beauty in the ad and respond. What I forgot was, where there are free personal ads, there will always be critics and people with too much time on their hands — at least in L.A.
Responses poured in. I soon realized there must be a lot of angry, short guys in L.A. I was amazed to receive so many negative responses to a personal ad, and even more amazed that people spent time to respond negatively. "Love to see how you'd react to a 5-foot Asian doctor married to a black woman, and the best heart surgeon in the country ready to operate on you to save your life! Would you LOOK down your nose at him and say, 'Oh, you're too short to operate on me!' Get the point pinhead?" wrote one respondent.
That's when I snapped.
You know, I think some of those guys comment here...