I know everyone who posts "negative" advice - advice that is contrary to my stated goals here - is not a "hater". However, some are. And my last post was directed to them. To interpret it otherwise is to miss the point. If that wasn't clear before, it should be clear now.
I put myself out here, for better or worse (for worse, mostly, it seems, at times like this) for my own reasons. Call it therapy. Whatever. I know there are going to be people who laugh at, or make fun of, others when they're down. That's life. But they shouldn't expect their target to just lay down and accept their slings and arrows. That's life too. Their behavior is rude and disrespectful, plain and simple. And if their parents haven't educated them properly, well, I'm sure I can't help them, but maybe I can give them reason to pause and think for a few seconds before they assault their next victim.
Now, will everyone just go away and have a Happy Thanksgiving!