>>I agree with your assessment of apples and oranges. In Judi's barbed remarks I actually see love, concern, tom-boy-ishness, and more than a little humor.
>Obviously you've never been on the
>receiving end of that 'tom-boy-ish"
But I've been in and through many social contexts where this same kind of thing is a speech style. I liken it to the military, which is where I've seen most of it.
>I have felt hate eminating
>from her. Many times. And not just
>at me. And to suggest that the words
>she has spewed at me and others for years
>is all a part of her "crazy wisdom"
>and "tom-boy-ish" charm is to these
>ears...well....kind of twisted.
I respect your perceptions on this. Our backgrounds and wiring are different. Any two people who had the exact same wiring and experience-sets and everything would be, well, the exact same person!