“One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument,” this is the definition of a troll from the Urban Dictionary. It is my belief that sometimes when we get in a negative mood and can’t find any solutions, we get a little trollish!
My grandchildren have a code word when they think things are escalating out of control. I think perhaps “troll” is going to be my code word when I am about to complain about someone or something. Complaining to people who can’t solve the issue is not very productive. I am going to find different ways to blow off my steam.
Here is where you all come into play. If you find me complaining to the wrong person without a solution, feel free to leave a comment with the word “troll” in it and I will know I have stepped over the negativity line.
Are you brave enough to use and ask others to use the code word?