| Honest to goodness.
| People are trying to tear down this last bastion where we can speak
| what we feel.
I think I reacted most strongly, and that certainly wasn't my intent -
but I may be somewhat culturally crippled by growing up in a part of
the world where people never felt a need to extend their "weapon hand"
to express peaceful greetings. I'm sorry I misunderstood.
| I refuse to cow-tow to the anal, draw-string-tightened-sphincter
| spinster mentality.
Good for you! :-)
| If I want 'prim-and-proper', I'll exhume my aunt Bea. She held her
| pinky out 'just the right way' when she drank her tea. Then, in the
| evening, with her curtains drawn, she'd get hammered on gin and try
| to slurp what-ever young female that dared to enter into her sphere
| of 'properness'.
Ok, I'm curious. Does having misunderstood make me like your (surely
hypothetical) aunt Bea?
| I don't dislike or hate anything or anybody easily.
| But I thoroughly hate hypocracy.
These statements ring true and have a lot to do with why people like
you. I like you, too, but remain uncertain of the wisdom of greeting
strangers with insult and agression.
| If I offended Henry Law with my brash comradic welcome, I apologize.
| If anybody else has a problem with this...well go and...have a nice
DeSoto, Iowa USA