Not to belabor a point since we've both come to an understanding, but I know all about the cliche of people coming to California and falling into some less than desirable situations. And to me it's not just a cliche, it's a reality I've witnessed first hand. I've known a few lovely individuals who've prostituted themselves and much worse due to drug addiction, and I would not wish that on my worst enemy, even in jest. Your remarks struck me as inappropriate and flippant, and I reacted from a personal place, when I should have reminded myself that it'd be awfully hypocritical of me to suddenly take a stand against what is or is not appropriate to say and move on. Anyway, just some background on why I got so pissy. I don't want anyone thinking Blacky has a stick up his ass 24 hours a day.
Other than that, we're in agreement. That note does come off pretty bad, but I don't think Art meant anything by it so I didn't read it that way. But it is a fair reading.
I had already redacted some other choice words based on your post above mine. Ironically I think I actually mentioned a stick and nether regions as well. :)
I understand your place of reaction now a bit better and assure you I was joking based on a cliche. If it had been anyone other than Art and his wit I probably wouldn't have said it to begin with.
Pretty sure I came to that same conclusion first. I'm hurt, Art. Hurt. ;)