Swaplifting Witch HuntWednesday, March 20, 2013
Good afternoon, dear readers.
I have a serious topic to talk about today. It turns out that one of my friends has been accused of ‘swaplifting’. She has been a close friend of mine, and I know that she would never do such a thing. Several people including myself have swapped with her over the past couple years, and we have never had any problems. She is an honest and kind person, and as I said before, she would never even think about doing something like swaplifting.
She was in several Facebook groups, and a group of people who shall remain nameless have banded together and have bullied her. This is unacceptable. Bullying is weak. Seriously weak. Grouping together and trying to make someone feel bad about themself is a horrible thing to do, and those people should be ashamed of themselves. What is this, a witch hunt?
There are some really wonderful people in this community that I am so happy and honored to be a part of. Unfortunately, there are also some bad apples, which can happen anywhere you go.
Calling someone a swaplifter without trying to fix the situation or hearing the other person’s side of things is wrong.
As we all know, the post can be extremely unreliable. Things get lost, things get confiscated. Some things just take a long time to reach their destination. But these people disregard the fact that this happens, and instead decide to bully someone.
We all need to be more understanding of one another. Especially if the person in question does what she can to rectify the situation. But did those bullies care about her offers to send back the items and send refunds? No. They chose to continue harassing her.
For all we know, the people who are calling her a swaplifter could be lying. It happens. But has anyone questioned their motives? No.
Please, please, PLEASE be more understanding of people and their situations. Shit happens. But to continually harass someone is wrong.
My friend just left the groups she was in because she figured if she stayed and defended herself, things would get a lot worse. I have seen a lot of useless drama happen in this community, and I really don’t blame her for not wanting to be a part of that.
However, she shouldn’t have been made to be in that position.
All I ask is that people have more understanding, and that they hear both sides of a story before jumping in and accusing someone. Not only did these people accuse her of something she would never do, they picked apart her posts and rudely said that she was fishing for pity and lying because of her tough circumstances in life. I know her, and I also know that she has had a lot to deal with. To disregard her posts and be so rude to her when she only wanted people that she could talk with and befriend, is horrible.
To those of you who do not bully, thank you from the bottom of my heart. To those who do, you should be so ashamed of yourselves.