Friday Feedback Consensus: Robin is Queen of the Universe

Welcome to Friday Feedback, our weekly reading of the blog’s aura to determine health by analyzing its color.  Today we are brilliant red and yellow-green, which may sound like a terrible clash but in fact bodes well for me!

If you are into that sort of thing, click here: Aura Colors and Their Meaning.

I was taken to the woodshed by numerous readers and my PR guru for the length of my blogs, specifically this one: Can I be in Love with Two Men at Once?

For example, from Mark E. in Florida:

“I love you but the answers are starting to drag.  Love the whole column, just cant bear to read to the end.  Remember the inverted pyramid style of writing.  I know you don’t like to hear, but maybe you can say the same and then shorten it?”

Dear Mark:



I love it when I get feedback from an advice seeker.  From “Heathen,” who I renamed “Truth Seeker” in the blog seeking gift ideas (Friend Becoming a Priest):

“Wow Robin! Great advice! I’ll keep you updated on what I do/say/write! Leaning toward attending and maybe a framed copy of the poem you recommended…Thank You!”

Why, you’re welcome!  And I too am framing that poem, because I want to live my life by its theme from now on. I will repost it at the bottom of today’s blog.

On the same topic came a comment from a real live priest named Therese!  She also happens to be my aunt and the only priest who will come within 100 feet of me…

“Just gotta say–as a priest myself–I’d much rather have a gift certificate to a great bookstore/music store/on-line version of the same. I have a large store of lovely stoles and religious jewelry, all given by thoughtful friends. But I never have enough books or music and the decision to pursue this “career” path is a guarantee of limited resources…”

Therese, thanks for your feedback.  Now go save some savable souls, would you please?

And finally, I was criticized for the longest and one of the funniest things I’ve written in a while.  If you have experienced what I assume Comcast ironically calls “customer service,” you will appreciate my word-for-word recounting of an online chat I suffered through last Saturday which was documented here: Comcast Customer Service.

From “Swifty:”

“Says a lot more about you than it does about them.  A superior, bigoted attitude; ridiculing their foreign names, manner of speaking.”


The point is actually that Comcast cares so little about their customers that they use call centers outside the US manned by people who speak English so poorly that it impacts customer service. They don’t have foreign names, they have names appropriate for where they live.  Perhaps you are the bigot for labeling those names “foreign.”

The whole thing was ridiculing Comcast and expressing frustration about their shitty customer service – the chat was just the vehicle.  If you honestly took offense and think I am a bigot, you may be reading the wrong blog.

After your shift at Comcast customer service is up, please consult with your local Political Correctness Coach and find material more suitable for your sensitivities.

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OK folks, gotta run.  Have a fabulous weekend and don’t forget to send me your questions! Email me at  I have a BIG announcement Monday so stay tuned!

Oh, how could I forget?  GO DUCKS!!!!




To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty,
To find the best in others,
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Swifty

    Generally I’m not too PC but I didn’t care for your treatment of the call center employees. Probably typical of your interaction with foreign subordinates; food servers, cab drivers, store clerks, etc.
    No wonder Tom doesn’t put you on accounts as an authorized user.

  2. askdescamp

    Again, see, it was all done as a comedy bit. And you called these employees “subordinates” so frankly, you sound like a classist to me. If you knew me you would know your accusations are laughable. Or maybe you do know me, but I can’t say for certain because like the cowardly grumpy person you are, you hide behind a false identity. I feel like maybe I do know you…chickenshit.

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