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I missed your "coming out" post... and really, have never really thought about whether you're gay or straight or bi or sleep with hedgehogs.  Love is love and if you're happy and enjoying your life, that's great!  As the mother of a gay son, other people deciding what's "right" for others.... offends me terribly.  People should put more effort into their own lives than meddle with others...

1 year, 5 months ago on The Harsh & Hurtful Reality of Being Bisexual

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I actually caught on to this right away and did not post it anywhere .. figuring it was a bunch of crap. lol.  Cool if I'm up there in the percentages, but only if it actually turns into business.  I've been pretty lucky with LinkedIn.. have scored some work through people searching me... so can't complain about a free tool. 

1 year, 7 months ago on Congratulations: LinkedIn Played You, Again

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<3 Great post.

My son is gay.  I wasn't surprised when he told me.  He originally came out as bisexual at the age of 15 and when he told me I responded "good for you - doubles your chances of dates.."  He said "that's why I love you mom".   A few months later he met a wonderful young man and they started dating - they've been together nearly a year now and I couldn't ask for a better partner for my son - I love his boyfriend very much.

It's interesting... the comments I get when I tell people my son is gay.  I am very thankful that, for the most part, my son hasn't had any horrible experiences (we live in Canada.. home of the more tolerant..)  but I know there have been a few friends he's lost.. to which I say good riddance.

The vast majority of friends and family are accepting and loving. I thank God for that.  But it doesn't mean I don't still worry.  I have gay friends who've never told their families.. were never able to live out of the closet.  Another friend who's denied seeing his children as his ex-wife thinks gay = pedophile.  It's horribly unfair.  And these are, for the most part, intelligent people.  My son's boyfriend's mother kicked him out of the house because he's "embarrassing the family".  This woman is a doctor. A learned scholar. And horribly homophobic.

I pray that someday people will get over what others do in their bedrooms and just accept people for their character, not their sexual orientation.

2 years, 5 months ago on I’m Christian, unless you’re gay.

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Great to "meet" both of you @ginidietrich and @belllindsay ! Looking forward to reading more brilliance from both of you. :-)

2 years, 11 months ago on #FollowFriday: Lindsay Bell

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@gwenmorrison Bravo for @whirlpoolcare ! They DO get it. Impressive!

2 years, 11 months ago on 70% of Companies Ignore Customer Complaints on Twitter

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I understand where you were going with that, and perhaps if you were waving your arms and being all adorable I would have melted. Obviously.

*whew*.. glad I went with Dude.. I was going to call you cupcake. LOL

@deshaw

2 years, 11 months ago on 70% of Companies Ignore Customer Complaints on Twitter

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Absolutely. Most places either don't do it, or do it poorly. And actually, I think doing it poorly is far more harmful to their brand.

2 years, 11 months ago on 70% of Companies Ignore Customer Complaints on Twitter

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Understandable.. the restaurant involved is a large chain who have a SoMe person(s) at the time. As well, I tweet for 3 restaurants (all local smaller places) and make sure all customer inquiries are responded to... it can be done.. ;-) @JayBaer

2 years, 11 months ago on 70% of Companies Ignore Customer Complaints on Twitter

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Perhaps I didn't explain myself well enough.

I was at a large chain restaurant (which I didn't name, to be fair, but suffice to say they have a very large marketing department) and there were issues - service issues as well as an issue with the menu. Every time I would go to this restaurant, I would order the same item. They had changed the item but I wasn't informed when I ordered. The new version of this entree included a food item to which I am allergic. I immediately started having a reaction. I addressed these issues with the manager, IN PERSON, and was BARELY apologized to, AND they still expected me to pay FULL PRICE for my meal even though I did not finish it (for obvious reasons)

It was only AFTER I spoke with humans that I addressed this via Twitter. I also emailed the company. NO RESPONSE.

In fact, deshaw, I actually tweet for 3 restaurants.. and I always ensure that I respond to any customer queries or refer them to someone who can rectify the situation. And re: "social media kids". Dude, I do this for a living.

At no time did I "destroy them on Twitter" nor did I behave in a cowardly fashion. And as for anonymity, I'm the one using my real name and a picture, deshaw.

Now, anytime you'd like to apologize for the name calling, I'm right here.

2 years, 11 months ago on 70% of Companies Ignore Customer Complaints on Twitter

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This is SO true! I was just talking about this yesterday.. businesses have a huge opportunity to turn "lemons into lemonade" as you say.. In one case, I was at a restaurant and it was hideous.. complained on Twitter THREE TIMES and did not receive a single response. I will never go there again. Conversely, I complained on Twitter about a winery in Niagara ... they immediately contacted me and made it right. I will give them a second chance.

2 years, 11 months ago on 70% of Companies Ignore Customer Complaints on Twitter

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