Last night I read an article that made me laugh so hard, Kool-Aid came out my nose. Which was weird because I was drinking gin.
(BTW, I have to tell you, I discovered a new one: It’s called Leopold’s Navy Strength, and it might be the best stuff I’ve ever tasted. For you to agree, you’ll need to have swilled airplane fuel and survived. Assuming that’s the case, add a hint of coriander and you have yourself a cocktail.)
The article, hilariously, is about vaginas. Quite reasonably I quoted the author, Lindy West, with the following headline: “Turns Out, the Color of Your Vagina is Gross and Everyone Hates It.” Which got my team thinking the site had been hacked or I had lost my mind.
As a precaution, they yanked the post and shut down my account. On one hand, that makes me happy. I have a team and they watch out for me. On the other hand, I was a little perplexed. After all, I, the owner of my site, had lost access to my site. Let that be a lesson, friends: Mention the word “vagina” and you may in fact lose your worldly possessions.
Which got me thinking: If my valued team (whom I love) thought this article was too racy or off-topic, maybe I ought not to post it. And then I thought, no, I should:
BTW, I learned about this from my one-time coauthor Katrin Eismann. Thanks, Katrin. You almost got me fired from the people who work for me.