I’ve had my fill of mean people. Really.
Honestly, if you have nothing constructive to say, and you’re saying… stuff… just to be mean, then keep it to yourself. Didn’t your mother ever tell you, “If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say it”? It doesn’t necessarily demonstrate good breeding just because you follow this one simple rule; rather, not following this rule does indicate a lack of it.
I’ll cut people slack if I know they’re having a bad day/life. I’ll cut people slack if I know them and they say whatever they have to say to my face. Shoot, even if it’s someone I don’t know, and he says it to my face, I’m not happy about it, but I can understand it. I’m less inclined to be forgiving if, say, the words are spoken behind my back or done anonymously on-line. That’s just smacks of cowardice.
So shut up.