Online war of words erupts between scrapbookers
There is a bitter and hurtful war of words going on over the Internet among a certain group of people. You may be shocked to hear who it is….
For example, the Web site [redacted] has entries questioning the parental skills of a woman named Heidi [edit.] They also call a woman named Jeanette Hthe b-word. One of the most bitter chat threads is over a woman named Kristina C, who was stripped of her Hall of Fame honor. She's called things like, well, I'm not comfortable even telling you which letter it starts with.
Rusty Pickle Sales and Marketing Representative Nanette Hanks said, "People in the industry get, I think, to where they want it and they want it now, and they get mean and ugly, and it's kind of a turn-off."
Hanks says these people represent an extremely small portion of scrapbookers. Still, she says there's no reason to call a woman stripped of Hall of Fame honors a name that would make a sailor blush.
"I don't know. Maybe the people complaining about it and calling her bad names should maybe spend some more time making cuter pages. They might be there, too," she said. Source.
It’s true: I don’t scrapbook. And now you know why. Clearly, scrapbooking is a pastime that is dangerous at best and at worst, downright life-threatening. I get called enough names on my blog, or at church, or at my mom’s. I don’t need the added pressure of militant scrapbookers on my shoulders. What if they called me the “B” word? I would roll over and DIE.
Frankly, don’t you think it was only a matter of time before people stopped using their paper cutters to cut paper and instead started cutting Mrs. Rasmussen next door? I know that I carry a bone folder for protection. I’m pretty sure my unorthodox use of vellum is an anathema to the grommet and tie crowd. I’m terrified that if I didn’t make a “cuter page” I’d have to meet outside of Pebbles-in-my-Pockets for the noon rumble. Just the chugging of all the
Did you KNOW there’s a Hall of Fame for scrapbooking? Can you be denied admittance to the Scrapbook Hall of Fame if you’ve been found to be gambling on the outcome of your friend’s “Lil’ ‘Baller” page she assembled with cut-outs of her child and miniature footballs? What if you’ve been found in possession of a controlled substance, like glitter? What is the stripping of Hall of Fame status like? Is there sobbing? Do you have to give back your glue stick and the tiara?
That’s why in order to avoid the appearance of evil, I’m not going to scrapbook, I’m taking up cooking meth. There’s far less chance that I’ll end up getting admitted to the Scrapbook Hall of Fame, and I’m OK with that, because alternative is just too risky.