For the final confession: I am thoroughly embarrassed.
In the last two months I have been dishing some behind-the-counter details and it has recently come to my attention that I have offended a number of you. I am so sorry. Honestly, that was never my intention. I only wanted a humorous approach to a point of view that isn’t widely shared but it seems, sadly, that I wasn’t able to achieve that.
For anyone who has read my past articles and felt victimized or uncomfortable, I apologize from the bottom of my heart. I love my customers and my readers and I never, ever wanted to make you guys feel badly about yourself or your association to me. I truly only wanted to spread the love to all the die-hard comic fans, I never meant to alienate or insult the masses.
I still think this column is a good idea, just maybe not by me. I hope some other comic shop girl, hopefully someone with better tact and self-restraint and maybe more talent in journalism, picks up where I left off and starts her own “Confessions”. In fact, I would love that because I would read the hell out of that article every week.
This will be the last Comic Shop Girl Confession for quite awhile. Maybe later on I’ll try again but as of right now I feel uneasy trying to write this column with the knowledge I have and, frankly, I just don’t trust myself anymore. This has been a very humbling experience, when I tried to be funny I came across as cruel, when I hoped to be complimentary my words were read as elitist, and when I wanted to sound grateful I sounded fake. It took me a couple days to talk myself out of stepping down from this site completely out of pure shame and remorse.
Again, I am deeply sorry. I only hope that I haven’t scared away any fans or customers with my unpleasant words and harsh unprofessionalism. I know now that I have crossed a line and maybe I will gain back some of the trust I have selfishly and foolishly squandered. I appreciate your patience during my time of abject attempts at writing.