Originally Posted by rb72
Okay, so far I have been called "not very bright" , " not worth wasting words on" and " "a bit of a jerk". I'm sure I don't have to tell you that I've been called worse for my tendancy to be argumentative and opinionated, but then why not call me argumentative and opinionated. I'm perfectly willing to own that. And similarly Fourputt should be willing to own "snob". If you say that someone who would fart , spit , curse and use a tree to relieve himself is not a good enough person to merit the privalge of playing golf in the same group as him... well......to paraphrase a movie we are all familiar with...snob is as snob says. I gave three speculative reasons for the policy in question and he chose to hone in on that one (I even called it not a very good one). His position didn't really add to the discussion except to point out this apparent social gap between himself and this hypothetical "honcho". I'm not sure why there is a problem with the fact that I've only posted on this thread. I've been a member for a very short time and as of yet nothing has sparked my interest as much as the replies to my comments on this subject.
So you don't give me the leeway to associate with people of my own choice? If you think I 'm a snob, then you've never really met one. I'm about as blue collar and easy going as anyone, but you started the argument by making statements which I strongly disagreed with. All I did was post my opinions in opposition to your bent on the topic and you got personal. When I didn't stoop to respond to you, it apparently pissed you off even more.
I will state my views. I respect women. I also respect men. I respect both equally. I feel that both should be treated equally in all areas of life aside from the obvious differences required by gender and plumbing differences. I carry the same attitude in mixed company as I do when I'm in all male company. I do and say nothing when in the company of my buddies that I wouldn't do or say in mixed company. Being on the golf course or at a baseball game or in a bar doesn't change that. You intimated that you act differently in mixed company than you do when in an all male environment. I made the logical conclusion that meant that you do and say things when you are with with guys that women would find offensive. For that reason I would choose not to associate with you, because I too find that sort of behavior offensive. If that makes me a snob in your circles, then so be it. I'm not that worried about what you think of me.