….I love you, really, I do.
I know, I know: I may have become slightly disillusioned late last year, and threatened to leave you for Greader, or Netvibes, or NewsGator, or any of the other feed readers I tried out when you were having “personal issues” and trying to “find yourself”.
But I stayed with your original version, I didn’t desert you for that fickle Beta, I liked you just the way you were. And I didn’t get on with those others like I do with you.
And I thought you appreciated that. You bucked up your ideas, sorted yourself out, and I thought we were happy together.
Until this week.
My dear, why do you now think I want you to import every post, from every feed I take, dating back to 2007, all marked as new and unread?
I mean, it’s nice that you want me to have comprehensive information, but really, it would have been better just to stick with what I asked you to do, which was supply me with the feeds, and make them go away once I’d read them. It’s nice that you think I might want to keep them around, but really…no.
And that new thing you’re doing of making feeds appear unread, even though I’d read them a few seconds before? And regardless of how many times I “mark as read”? Stop it. It’s not as endearing as you may think it is. And it wasn’t even funny the first time.
Now, I think we’re strong enough to be able to work through these issues together, but it’s got to be a team effort. So, if I promise to not shriek in a high pitched manner, and mash the keys, will you promise to stop doing these really, really annoying things to me?