Well maybe not the entire world…. But…
I know this is a polarizing issue that some do but others don’t. It may sound trivial but a long time ago, when I made the decision to finally join this social media revolution, I also made the decision to conduct myself appropriately in such a public and eternally recorded forum.
I promised I will never swear. But I did.
And I didn’t like it.
Although I believe a well-placed expletive add a certain emphasis on one’s statement whenever necessary, I just don’t believe it should be done in public. I don’t do it here at Twenty York Street, this is a place for inspiration, for positive energy and of course, feel good fashion. Isn’t that a bit hypocritical? Maybe. I don’t know. All I know is that it’s a personal principle and I intended to abide by it but now that I broke that, I have to say, I’m quite disappointed in myself. One of the things I strive to do is not so much as to be in control all the time but to be compassionate, to be gracious.
The circumstance to which this malediction incident came about is one financial institution’s unscrupulous business practice of adding payment protection plan on balance you carry over on your credit card account. That’s all well and good as long as you agree to purchase that policy, I did not. Not only did I discover that I have this existing ‘insurance’ policy attached to my Visa, I also learned that this company Canadian Premiere Life, which I never knew existed before, have been charging my CIBC Visa Card since April 2013 with an average fee of $50 each time.
That’s almost a year charges I didn’t sign up for. So swore I did. Holding CIBC accountable as they’ve let their clients, like myself, get duped into getting this protection payment plan without their consent. That’s just bad business practice. Nevertheless, I still didn’t feel right tweeting that F word into the world and in fact, I was immediately called up for it. I was told this is not you, you never lose control (at least not publicly), you never swear. So I retracted and deleted and I thought live and learned. But it still bothers me. Even though the CIBC manager who handled my call commended me for such civil and professional behaviour as he claimed, he would have reacted far less decent than I did. It’s somewhat comforting but not completely so that’s why although this is not my usual post, I thought I’d put pen to paper and get it out there with you fine folks in social media.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you swear in social media? I would love to hear what you guys think! Swearing – yay or nay?