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Bruce, Caroline

I Opened My Big Mouth Again and I'm sorry

I have a knack for opening my big mouth when I shouldn't. I don't know why I do it, but I do. I had vowed to not say anything publicly about the FS/GW Micro lawsuit. And then this afternoon, I made a joe that I shouldn't have made. It implied that I was taking sides, which was never the intent. All I was trying to do was to say that I was hungry and be topical, though I can understand how the inference was made.

My only opinion about the lawsuit is that innocent people are being hurt, a reality which, to me, is beyond unfortunate. Whose fault is that? It's not for me to say, I don't really know. All I know is I don't want to lose friends over this, and I fear that with my little joke and my genuine anger on behalf of those who are being innocently hurt (and I don't mean one side or the other in the lawsuit, I mean innocent bystanders), I may have lost at least one friend. I truly am sorry to anyone I may have offended, and I will absolutely not say anything publicly that even remotely hints at this situation. I value my friends far too much for that.


I must admit that at first glance I kind of took your comments in the way that some others did, like you were taking a side in the issue. Now that I read this though it's a bit more clear. Thanks for clarifying yourself on that one. I've done what you did a few times and said things in a way that was sarcastic and people took it completely wrong. Anyways, thanks for clearing that up.
Thank you Chris. I can understand how the inference was made, and had I realized that the inference would be made, I never would have posted the joke. Unfortunately, it appears that the damage has been done, and on the surface, at least, it appears irreparable.
I just think it's a shame that you and only you are held responsible in the case of an offence, even if it was not an intentional offence and even if the only one holding you responsible is your own mind.
If it were me and only me who held me responsible, it wouldn't be as painful, Chris. I've lost a friendship that I deeply valued over this because I have been held responsible. That's a huge price to pay and I can't imagine such extreme measures being taken if I'm not, in fact responsible. So I must be.