If you'd like to talk about it, elbow up to the table and lay your cards down, okay? ("World Poker Tour" on the Travel Channel is playing in the background.)

LOL ... this reminds me of the old poker nights we had at our house! Fond memories!

I must say that I didn't think I was out of line, rude, etc. But MEDC harped on me ... BIG TIME! And I felt attacked a lot of the time by him. But his repeated question of why the MB vets "avoid" my thread has resonated with me - not because I think he's right, but because it brought back childhood feelings of not being the popular girl.