In any event, as a result of my most recent postings and comments on the subject, I've been accused of "lacking the tact gene." Mind you, this assertion was laid on my doorstep by one of DC's snarkiest, nastiest, snobbiest women. Further, her note was in a response to my private attempt to apologize for upsetting her, trying to make amends.
Anyone who has known me a long time, knows that I've gone to incredible lengths in the past to mend broken fences. There are some I'm still trying to mend after all objective evidence suggests there's no reciprocated desire for reconciliation. Some years-long efforts I've only recently abandoned after realizing that there's no hope. Maybe it's a sign that I'm getting older and finally realizing that some people just aren't worth the effort. Having had the olive branch slapped in my face, with respect to this most recently broken fence I am burning the remnants to the ground and then burying the ashes.
Hey, gregorsf : I get it now. Sometimes it just takes me a few years to catch up.