>>> Gloating, Ron? >> yes Amanda, that's how your post came across to me. > If you wish to read and look for meaning below the surface, > sure, that's you're right. But it doesn't mean it's so (or indeed > that it's necessarily not so). Geez, what was I just talking about the other week, "hidden knives?" Subtext is a large part of any human communication and it's bound to be read. Either there *was* that intentional subtext (which given the history, I don't doubt very much) or there *wasn't* that hurtful & snarky intention, in which case things might be more delicately put in the future.