thank you, FA, for the link. i appreciate it very much.
i would like to add, that if something similar had been offered earlier in the thread, it would have been much more effective. in any case, i appreciate the FA's input. i sincerely wish ms. Davidson had offered to be helpful instead of just telling us all that we were wrong.
over time, i've come to realize in a very literal way, that when you're trying to get a point across, it will almost always fall on deaf ears, if you deliver it like a high-school teacher in a bad mood. smugness will get you very little.
and i'd like to make a general apology to everyone involved with this thread for my participation in drawing this thread somewhat away from it's original path. my only defense is that i genuinely resented the tone i felt was taken in an earlier post; but i allowed that resentment to continue when the tone i felt i had encountered, seemed to continue. call it a flaw in my character, but i can't let certain things go unchallenged.....one of those things is a condescending attitude or tone (however unintentional).
i should have just let it go & laughed it off. but because it wasn't very important, i let it go on much longer than i should have.
so, again, i sincerely apologize to my fellow members for helping to pull the thread slightly off the subject.
lastly, it may seem as though i'm making WAY too much of this, but there may be some members who resent the previous exchange as much i resented the tone that got me started. hopefully not, but ya never know.