Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Expecting people to follow rules and adhere to established norms of behavior is a "preschool" concept? (I never saw the comments made by Ed and Conne so I have no personal opinion on whether they in fact crossed any lines.) I'm not sure what "gratitude" is supposed to have to do with anything. I've bought multiple items of Ed and I like him a lot, but the petulance and lack of sense exhibited by your comments are the only things evocative of preschool that I see in this situation.
I've never read a Harlequin novel, so I'll defer to your expertise on that point.
Well, counselor, please cite the established rules and norms that were violated. If you're not aware of them, I doubt that you can make this argument effectively.
"Gratitude" means that, if Ed has treated the members of this forum well, he should be treated well himself. But, as I said, the concept is not well known.