I had hoped sbell would get the message I've been consistently
sending. Since he insists on airing this in public, he's gotten
this forum whipped into a frenzy. Now that my mailbox is being
littered with hate mail, I suppose I need to discuss it here.
But first, shame on all the forum readers that suggested sbell "kick
his butt", "TP his house", "strike back", "plunder his caches" and other
silly things. Kudos to those of you that suspected that there might be
two sides to any issue issue. I just wish that more of you realized that
not everyone likes to air things quite as publicly as sbell does. Since
there are two sides to anything and forum groupies insist on pushing this,
here's the other. We have a history of friction, but there was only
one thing that lead to his permanent banishment from my caches.
His one physical cache in the area a few months ago disappeared. (It was
in a highly visible area, so this wasn't a huge shock to many of us.)
You immediately posted a note on the page proclaiming I had stolen it.
Many people watch that list and saw you call me a thief. You then edited
the note to not call me out by name, but then hounded and harrassed the
local club demanding they take "action" on this. The officers of the
club didn't want to get involved, but you kept kept getting louder
and more annoying to the point of frightening them. (They held their
ground.) Since that time, you've taken every potshot you can at me as
publicly as you can.
Since I really don't like being called a thief, I studied my options that
would not make my mama turn in her grave. (That precluded the "butt-kicking"
and "TP his house" style of many here in the forums.) Since
you were obviously not having fun at my caches and since we weren't playing
nicely together we should stop playing. We should each take our toys
and play with others. I deleted my find from your cache and then deleted
your finds from mine. Calling me a thief and then scoring finds based
on my work just isn't the way it works.