b.f. - "abuse i'm taking.." : absolutely none
meant at all, old chap !
can't even begin to envision how one could even take it as such
m.h. - '...some of the comments were meant as a joke' : um, joke
(?)...not really...but they certainly had absolutely no import of the severity of which bravefan regularly appears to take them.
i, for one, am much more of a sophmoric tease..a collegiate (but fun-loving) snarkiness meant to prod a friend, loved one: i may not ever fart
in public, but i will very definately make sure everyone knows you
a happy zeal for life, a rich sense of humor, a bit of tongue in cheek...a bit of the old
unfortunately, with friend b.f., the lighthearted comeback has, at least seemingly, zero resonance at all at almost every turn : one hopes he's not this much fun down to the pub
i'm half-way tempted to start calling him eeyore...but i'm afraid, with his rather advanced age, he might have a coronary !
next thing i know, he'll be swatting me with his cane !
my momma always told me to treat the elderly with care and respect...now that i know dear ol' b.f. is dancin' with Al Ziemer & His Motley Crew, i'll attempt to be more careful...but, as usual, i don't promise a thing
y'know, life's too short to have sorrows..you might be here today, gone tomorrow...someone wise once said that, i forget who...
at the end of the end it's the start of a journey to a much better place and this wasn't bad so a much better place would have to be special...no need to be sad...