They always come to our emails when we've posted on a thread - in most cases anyway. The server is sometimes fickle.
How I would react, or how I choose to think I would react which is doubtlessly more apropos, would be to assume the best of everyone and if my paranoia got the best of me, which it has been known to do, I would simply ask for further explanation, kindly and genuinely.
Since, as you say, you "do not look for confrontation," there is really no need for me to address, "your tone, knowing my honest mistake, is also out of line."
This thread is about John's brilliant poem. It's best we get back to it and move on. If you want to continue further in this regard you are always free to send me a private message or an email.
Being new to the site and obviously not understanding the system process - why was that post sent to my email as a singular message to me ? I assumed the message was directed to me.
Next, if my mistake was so clearly obvious to you - and now to me - your tone, knowing my honest mistake, is also out of line. How would you react if, as I thought, my simple praise of anothers work was being attacked for no apparent reason?
Braincloud, you are out of line! Imelda commented on John's pic and not your comment. Many of us are old friends here. Folks on this forum are not rude to one another or I remove them posthaste. Am I understood?
There are, of course, many ways to interpret your comment:
Simple Rudeness: No manners to speak of.
Arrogance: Your opinion trumps all others.
Envious: Praise desired for one’s self lavished on another.
Vague: “Cut a tooth” – really? That’s the best you can do?
Condescending: I was unaware that New Hampshire was such a cosmopolitan state and could produce such high-brow citizenry.
Provincial: Is the straw in your mouth affecting your speech or is it the chewing tobacco?
In the end the simple question is why you find it necessary to comment on my comment?
I believe, unless you are a member of some fascist group or a “Tea Partier”, I am entitled to appreciate anything I choose to in a manner that may be many things but one thing it certainly is not, is any of your concern.
Where the hell have you been? Your poem sucks more than a queen in a bath house! And that means your poem is beautiful, thoughtful and well worth being visited again and again. I was blown away. Thank you.