Phewee.. what a hornets nest - LOL.
Sorry honey, it was a general thread, not aimed at anyone in particular. I've made similar comments before.
I'm dying to see the new sprog!
Long time no see. How's it hanging? Ever get into TaiChi?
I'm going to break one of my own rules by doing something foolish. I'm going to give a straight reply to a stupid question:
Your original post to this thread continued in a similar vein to previous ones (just to prove that I can look at a posters' history, too). You evidently don't know me if you're only going by a few of my fluff-thread titles, but that's your call, take it or leave it.
You actually only asked one question:
why would anyone read a post they have no interest in, ie goodbyes and swansongs, and then start a thread critisizing people who are interested in them
And my answer would be that I don't know. I didn't criticise anyone, but especially not "people who are interested in" reading goodbye threads. Further, this thread was merely for discussion about why people write them, which you appear to have missed alongside the rest of your reading comprehension issues. Are you the predatory "I like goodbye threads"-type, hence did it somehow hit a raw-nerve?
I'm going to leave it there, because I'm tempted to take apart every single line of your posts Abaddon-style, and I find it embarrassing to shoot fish in a barrel...