Public apology to JD Cavo for the office worker comments. He posted his shipping credentials in a different thread, very impressive.
To Jody, you messed with me first and deserved what you got BUT not the part about your name. When I was a kid I learned to never make fun of somebody for something they can’t help and you were given that name and I shouldn’t have gone there. I fixed it via an edit.
But…a guy should be able to come on a forum for a quick answer without a lecture or being poked fun of which is what happened to me in this thread. Over the years I’ve provided a ton of answers to peoples questions (along with other stuff like commentary, opinion, etc). Then I ask a simple question and instead of just a simple answer I get ridiculed and made fun of.
This forum has grown increasingly hostile over the past few years and it really disappoints me and pisses me off. I’m confident many good contributors have left because of it. The wardroom on my first Navy ship could get pretty viscous. You quickly learned to verbally defend yourself strongly or just get beaten up worse. This forum has kinda become like that and it’s too bad. I hate being an asshole on here (which is a relatively new phenomenon for me) I’m a nice guy. But when forced to be an asshole I can be a big one. It’s not fun to read an ugly battle on here (and if you enjoy that well…) Anyway, guys (and gals) can we try and just minimize the zingers, especially if the OP is not starting out to be an ass and is just asking a fair question AND especially if they’ve been around awhile and has contributed in a positive way. I hope I never have to be an asshole on here again.