In our modern, hyper-partisan political age, internet haters and trolls are a fact of life. If you’re expressing a strong political opinion, you’d better believe someone’s going to send their vehement disagreement your way.
Rarely, however, do you encounter someone who’s simultaneously intolerant of your political beliefs and surprisingly accepting of your made-up handicaps.
Twitter user Philip Bump recently found himself in just that situation and shared it online for all to see.
Today someone sent me hate email in all caps so I told him that I had a disorder where I couldn't read capital letters and he retyped the whole thing in lowercase.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) April 25, 2019
Bump even included picture proof of the encounter:
Twitter’s day was made by the exchange.
Tweet of the Day 🤣🤩
— stable genius sandy may 🗽 (@sandzz77) April 26, 2019
@spider_munkey1 this entire thread is gold 😂
— Rocca: very cool, very legal (@rachelrocalita) April 26, 2019
Lord have mercy
— G P Witherspoon (@GPWitherspoon) April 25, 2019
Some computer-conscious people weren’t that impressed…
You are aware there’s a feature in Microsoft word and on other sites that turns capital letters to lowcase without having to type anything else right lol. Still funny though
— Emi 🍃 [笑み] (@FusionMercy) April 26, 2019
This is pretty trivial to do with some web based applications…
— MacAtck (@_MacAtck) April 25, 2019
…but at the end of the day, the joke wasn’t about the skill it takes to turn caps-lock off!
That is the best and I am totally stealing it!
— ShimShak (@ShimShakAttack) April 26, 2019
I would frame this. LOL
— åw[§]åmm 🖖🏻 (@awSAMM) April 25, 2019
come on philip u know trump just had an aide retype it
— darth™ (@darth) April 25, 2019
This was the proper way to respond to a troll.
That's a black belt in trolling right there
— Quinn Barrett (@KwinBearit) April 26, 2019
Many people were pleasantly surprised to see the troll being so understanding of Philip’s imaginary disability.
Kinda generous that he made allowances for your disability tbh #ingratitude
— Dana Stevens (@thehighsign) April 25, 2019
RESPECT. Er respect.
— John Gustafson (@gustastuff) April 25, 2019
Only the best haters know how to hate while still being accepting.
Well bless his heart. When you care enough to send the very best… hate email…
— Barbara Strangfeld (@BLStrangfeld) April 25, 2019
And, for what it’s worth, the version without caps-lock on was much easier to read.
What a gentleman.
— George Layne (@photolayne) April 26, 2019
Well done, Philip, thanks for sharing your story! We won’t soon forget it.