Puntomatt, try to think of things like this:
You have an opinion, which is that it's fine for you to park on the pavement while valeting your car. The Sleggs have an opinion which is that it is not fine, and could be thought of as antisocial.
If you think of this as a discussion rather than an argument, things go a lot smoother. They are putting forward arguments (sorry, used the a word) which they believe prove their point, you are absolutely entitled to do the same for your point.
But equally, you and they are entitled to rebut the points which each make.
If you approach the thread in this way it becomes a whole lot less arger inducing, and just an interesting way of passing time!
Ignore people like BigRedWhatever, as he's just trying to start a virtual punch-up for no apparent reason.
To add to that, the accusation of this being the 'AO thought police' is laughable. (I think that was BRW too). Who is telling anyone what to think? Several people are just putting forward their own views. Unfortunately the resort of people unable to put forward their own views is often to accuse others of forcing their
views upon them.
Now, with your new calmer viewpoint, just decide yourself whether you can be bothered to continue to fight your corner or not
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." - Douglas Adams
"You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place."
"That's why animals are so soft and huggy."
- Calvin and Hobbes
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