matt, you seem like a decent guy. I generally look forward to reading your posts. They are often insightful, witty, and interesting.
I admire your contributions to this board. It is thanks in large part to you and a number of other Dopers that I have become more interested in issues within the GLBT community here and in my hometown. I know you don’t realize that you have made an impact on me, because I don’t post much, but you deserve to know. Basically, I think you’re a class act.
Maybe you can understand, then, why I find your behavior in this thread to be disappointing. I didn’t expect that the fist time I ever had a direct interaction with you, it would be in the form of an apparent drive-by attack. I don’t fault you for the offense you took (although I think you misunderstood me), but I was sort of offended that you didn’t seem to think it rated a followup of any sort. I was all ready to try to clarify my statement, and I was looking forward to the opportunity to talk to you – but you never came back.
If some random person had done that, I would have shrugged my shoulders and said, “How rude!” – but I have a high enough opinion of you that I would like it to have some other resolution. Thanks for your time.
boy, I can’t believe it – my first time calling someone out to the pit and it’s matt_mcl…I feel so evil.