I’m just kidding about the flaming. I have no intentions of flaming you, at least not yet.
I would like to have a word with you, though.
I notice that in this thread you had some unkind words to say to me:
Somebody replied to this, suggesting you were being offensible, to which you replied:
Now I realize that this a sensitive issue to you, and I realize you have multiple sclerosis and things are not easy. I did not mean to offend you in that thread, and I’m sorrry I did so.
I truly didn’t see anything for you to be offended about in my OP since it was specifically about casual and unnecessary use of mobility devices for able-bodied people, but I figured that I had unknowingly upset you, and since I had no reason to bear you ill-will, I decided to ask you how I could set it right.
What can I do to mend fences with you?
Either you didn’t see that, or you chose not to reply to it. That’s your perogative. Seeing as you didn’t I figured that was it, case closed.
Today though I noticed something else.
There’s this very light, nice and funny thread around here. It’s Fenris’
[Manny, quit tossing your junk in my backyard]
(http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=179106) thread. I was perusing that thread today, enjoying the humor and cleverness in it when I came across this poem you had authored:
Making fun of somebody in just is fine. Especially if it’s me. I can take it. Yet something about this weeks after you had some nasty words to me strikes a disturbing note.
To say the least, the hurtful intent I sense in that, is pretty uncool.
If you don’t like me, please feel free to ignore me. Please feel free to start a pit thread about me.
I would however like to earn your goodwill if that is possible.
Failing that possibility, I would appreciate it if you would refrain from unsolicited attacks in threads unrelated to the issue of your distaste.