‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host Pat Sajak Wants to Know Why Everyone’s So Angry in Online Comments

by Michael Freeman

While it can be a place of hilarity, the Internet can also be dark and brimming with negativity sometimes. Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak noticed the anger especially while browsing online articles and asked why everyone seems so angry there.

Seemingly posting the question after perusing an online article himself, Sajak vented his own frustration about it on Twitter. He is known for mixing humor with serious topics and this one is no different. According to him, the subject matter makes no difference, people will find a way to get angry about it.

“There’s nothing more depressing than reading the comments following an online article,” Sajak stated. “Even if it’s a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, by the fifth comment people are swearing at each other. And it’s even sooner if it’s about politics or sports. What’s everybody so angry about?”

Considering Sajak tossed this question out onto the Internet himself, it’s only natural he’d be met with humor in return. “Probably people using dark chocolate chips in those cookies, that’s my guess,” someone replied. Others suggested the cookies must be gluten or perhaps put oatmeal and raisins in the cookies. The latter is a hot take for sure, as raisins and oatmeal in cookies are amazing, but I digress.

Then again, people take their cookies quite seriously. Who knows if he’d feel the same way if someone hated his favorite cookie. Let’s not even get into whether pineapple belongs on pizza (it definitely does).

Pat Sajak Funnily Talks About Customer Service Calls

While cookies may be a source of venom for many online, maybe it’s something else that got them in a foul mood. For example, Pat Sajak recently tweeted about customer service calls, and it’s both hilarious and sad.

“‘Please hold. Your call is important to us. Just not important enough to hire enough operators to answer your call,'” he tweeted. I think we’ve all been there before. In an age where virtually everything can be done online, calling a big company because of an issue can be a long-winded nightmare.

Sajak’s followers know that pain all too well, voicing their own sarcasm and experience with replies. “‘You, however, are not at all important to us. So unimportant that if we do answer your call we won’t do a thing to help you. In fact, you will be even MORE aggravated if that’s even possible. Thank you and have a great day!'” someone added.

Surprisingly, no one mentioned the classic run-around technique. You know, where you go from one department to another only to end up where you started after being redirected?

Just thinking about it almost makes me angry enough to go to an online cookie article to vent my rage. Almost.