Regarding a recent Facebook post
A recent post on Facebook I've Lived in Martinstown has caused much anguish and upset in my household and as I don't have access to the Facebook page I feel I need to make a statement here.
A recent post showed a poo bag lying on the verge on Grove Hill with an allusion to it having been dumped by a lazy dog walker. Nothing could be further from the truth. The bag was left by my wife who was struggling with two dogs and a bad knee. Needing both hands she placed the bag on the verge so she could handle the leads in each hand. The bag was collected 20 minutes later and disposed of in our own bin. Had the photographer, who must travel up and down regularly passed by later then he could have photographed the empty space. I could understand his point if the bag had been there for a few days but 20 minutes?
However what is worse is that certain people felt that they had to comment on something that they did not have any knowledge of.
One commented on my wife's mental stability which at the least was a totally unacceptable and disgusting thing to say about someone he doesn't know. If trolling people is his pastime then he is the one with an issue. Another suggested that she was in the 1% which give everyone a bad name. I would say that my wife and I are among the most responsible dog owners in the village. Unfortunately others felt they had to like these incorrect and inflammatory statements.
This really shows how dangerous it is to use social media to air views and grievances about which you don't have the full facts. A single photo posted is not all it seems.
I thought this was a community?
A community helps cares and understands, it does not find reasons to snipe and criticise.
Thank you for your time
Timothy D. Pedder