Don’t touch that iron, it’s hot!
I don’t remember exactly how old I was, maybe 5 or 6 years old, but I clearly remember the day. My Mom was ironing the clothes and I was fascinated by the steam coming from the iron. I asked her if the iron was hot and she simply replied “yes and don’t touch it”. I stood there hypnotized by the steam and watched her finish the ironing. As soon as she walked away I sprung into action. I walked over to that iron and put my whole palm on it. Not the tip of my finger, my entire palm. Yep the pain was excruciating, but I couldn’t scream because my Mom had warned me not to touch it and now I had. As I stood there holding my pulsating red hand I could swear I saw my Mom was watching, but when I turned around, she wasn’t there.
Many years later I was at my parents house and the ironing board and iron were out. I thought back to that day when I placed my palm on the iron and asked my Mom if she knew I touched the iron that day. Her response was both funny and a life lesson. She said “Yes of course I knew you touched the iron that day, i watched the entire thing, I just never expected you to use your entire palm!”. I replied “Mom, how could you let me do that?” She replied as simply as she did the day I touched the iron and said “I knew you were going to touch it anyways so I figured I’d let you learn your lesson. After that day, you never asked again if the iron was hot.” Thank you Mom, lesson learned.
As children we make mistakes and learn from them. As adults our life lessons and cognitive thought process should keep us from making these child like decisions and the results they lead too. However, for some reason Bubba doesn’t have the ability to make these adult decisions and his actions always seem to be child like.
When going through my Twitter time line the other day I noticed I hadn’t seen anything from Bubba recently. I went directly to his page and noticed it said I wasn’t following him, so I clicked follow, and it said you can’t follow this person because they blocked you. Wait, what? This must be a mistake I’ve never said anything bad about Bubba, so I clicked it again, same result; blocked! At first I was pissed and sent out a few tweets posting my displeasure then after a couple of days I no longer cared. Herein lies the problem; Bubba needs his fans to care. At first I thought no big deal he blocked me, his career will continue on, with just one less Twitter follower.
Fast forward a week later, I noticed that while doing an @btlsradio search quite a few followers were experiencing the same exact thing I was, being blocked by Bubba for no reason. Why would Bubba do this? What does he gain by blocking his fans? Then miraculously Bubba provides us all with the answer in the following tweet:
“Just FYI. I don’t allow followers that support people that r wishing and plotting bad things 4 me/my family or career. I will block u. FYI”
Very revealing, Bubba is blocking his fans because of the people we follow? We are your fans and follow certain people because of you, not to spite you. How does it help you and your career to divide your fan base; Bubba Army (very small by the way) -vs- the rest of us? Your actions and comments are causing this strife! A once united and loyal fan base is now completely divided and crumbling. Your very divisive actions are causing this and it’s causing you to lose listeners. Remember, you need us, you need us to care and to continue to listen, without us your radio career will end.
So I’ll leave you with a suggestion; unblock all of your Twitter followers. We are your fans and would like to follow you. We’re full hot and you’re the one getting burned.
If you haven’t learned your lesson and you don’t believe me that the iron is hot; Heather still has 19k+ followers and you got a lot of blocking to do.
If you choose the later, I’ll stand over here, just like my Mom, and watch you burn.