I suppose "predictable" is meant as a slight against me as well. But if you could "predict" that I might not share in this particular "off-color" humor -- if you could anticipate with confidence that I (or anyone, for that matter) might be offended -- then why would you tell the joke? Calling me "predictable" only digs you deeper into your hole, making you look even more insensitive. I repeat: I'm actually not offended here. I have no hard feelings. I'm just attempting to call you out on a few of the things you've said. Sorry if you feel I'm picking on you -- and I realize some of the things I've said may have come off as harsh, but I haven't intended any genuine derogation. Seriously -- though it hasn't been funny per se -- this whole back-and-forth has, for me anyway, been all in good fun. Sorry to put you on the defensive.
It's impossible to not offend anyone? Gimme a break. Or do you mean it's impossible for you to not offend anyone? I don't mean that as an accusation -- I'm asking seriously because your statement was ambiguous.And you don't even try? Well, why all the disclaimers when you told the joke then? And why get defensive when people suggest that you may have been insensitive and perhaps even offensive, if you don't even try (which implies you don't care)?And "diatribe"? Holy crap. Friend, I tried to apologize for any abrasiveness on my part. I keep trying to assure you that I'm not offended. Why do you keep trying to offend me? Don't you know that I love you? Can't we all just get along? Why do you have to hurt me so?
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