Seriously, people. Don’t we have anything better to do than sit around and gossip about who is sleeping with whom or who wants to sleep with whom or who wants to just sleep with anyone? It was fun and now it’s time to move on, leaving this perceived hotbed of horniness behind.
Many of us have trawled and trolled through the extensive list of (mostly) men who for whatever reason, went on AshleyMadison.com, a match maker for just about anyone. I saw the names of about 20 local people I knew. I have lived in the area a long time. Some I didn’t care about one way or the other. Other names made me sad because of the leap to judgement that seems to be the human condition when perceived wrong-doing is in question. Some folks weather these things better than others.
People have different reasons for going to sites like that. They probably have different reasons for coming to my blog also. It certainly doesn’t mean that they are having an affair or looking for love in all the wrong places. It could just mean they are curious or bored. We just don’t know. Frankly, unless we are married to one of those people, it isn’t any of our business.
I was able to create an account just this morning with no money involved. I wanted to see how easy it was. Naturally, I didn’t use my real name. I thought about doing an account on someone I didn’t like but then I thought that probably wasn’t decent behavior. Oh and did I forget to include I wasn’t looking for an affair, I just wanted to see how easy it was to create an account.
The people who really end up getting hurt when these things hit the proverbial fan are the spouses and children. They didn’t ask for any of this unwanted attention. How many families have now been opened up to ridicule, prying eyes and yes, blackmail.