Susan D. wrote:
I don't get why adults cannot get along with each other, esp. in an online forum.
Because silly...the internet is a school yard playground.
In school, there were bullies, crybabies, jocks, nerds, dweebs, trailer trash, D&D kids, the PDA couple, the class know it all, emo's, the pregnant girl, freaks, special needs kids, metal heads, the hall monitor, stoners, cutters, the kid that shat
himself/herself that one time, bikers, goat ropers, the jesus t-shirt wearing born agains, wickens, the in your face atheists, the apathetic atheists, shit kickers, cheerleaders, that one kid who was brave enough to come out of the closet, ROTC kids, the kid that is the 4th cousin of ______________ (insert famous name), outcasts, that kid that constantly scribbles poetry in a worn spiral notebook using words like "chasm" and "dreariness", the foreign exchange kid from eastern Europe, the foreign exchange kid from western Europe, the class clown, the kid that has a new annoying cause every month, bookworms, the teacher's pet, the tech savy kids, the popular kids, team jacob, preps, red necks, gamblers, the smokers, the kid that is always offended, the scene kids, the debate kids, the druggies, trekies, trekers, hippies, 911 truthers, tom boys, boys named "tom", the trendy kids, team edward, band kids, hip-hop kids, the kid that lives in his car behind the 7-11, skaters, tattle tails, eating disorder kids, artists, goths, pranksters, motorheads, student council kids, the thespians, gangsta kids, ESL kids, snow boarders, the kid that should have graduated 2 years ago, punks, that kid that will do anything for attention, math enthusiasts, the runaway kid, the reggae kids, choir kids, the kid with the camera always taking pictures for the yearbook/school paper, gamers, hackers, starwars nerds, the kid that has been to juvenile hall....
....and poser versions of everything above.
Not much has changed now that we are all growed up
. Drop the "kid" off those labels and you will see that most of them fit perfectly in online message boards not unlike this one.