We all know that the fake anonymity of the web can bring people to behave in ways that they may not in real life. Enter David Dellifield, some working dad from Ohio. He decided to reply to Penelope Trunk in 140 characters and pushed her pissed off defensive parent button.
Penelope Trunk is a writer who lives in Madison. She writes career related stuff and has a blog that is popular. On her blog she has talked about her personal life, including her divorce, special needs kid and dating. She is not a shy timid woman (from her twitter page):
"Madison, WI airport. My purse is gone. I scream. Yell for cops. No one moves. Hysteria. A policeman says things don't get stolen in Madison. I scream at airport police to look on their video for the guy who just stole my purse. The video shows me putting my purse in my suitcase."
I love this type of drama. She tweets about the way many parents feel about having to watch her kids all day with no help during vacation (the way my wife feels today). Mr. Dellifield replies. Ms. Trunk goes off. I can't imagine what she would said if she would have talked to his wife. Wow, she has balls.