Haha! So funny Why HT Is So Passive Aggressive story. In my hometown there are little spaces in one of our newspapers where people can write maybe 50 words about something good or bad that happens in the community. So like “Thumbs down to Richland Township/the guy who stole my lawn gnome/the grocery store owner who doesn’t let kids play in the parking lot.” Ppl are allowed to sign it their name but they always sign it “Disgruntled resident of 87 years” or what ever, and never mention specific people’s names who the issue is with. And then people will actually submit thumbs downs about what people said in last week’s thumbs downs. And writing these is a totally normal way of dealing with issues. And reading these is a genuine way that my family keeps up with the community. And people wonder why I turned out so passive aggressive.
(besides the vague yet powerful thumbs down drama, though, the thumbs ups are very sweet! A kindly person saved a family with a malfunctioning motor boat on our lake last week)
The only reason my family gets the penny power is to read the thumbs ups and downs. Priceless.