You know, when you say something on a message board, the intent in the way you write it, can be hard to "get" by many readers.
When you offer up a comment to someone in person, it's all about the tone of your voice, and, the way you offer your comment or advice. I don't think anybody should be so abrasive with a smackdown response to a well intentioned person, wanting to be helpful.
You may not want to listen to what was said, but, thank you for our concern would suffice.
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