Recently I created a post that aroused suspicion in one reader. When I offered to share my reasons (and proof), someone left an e-mail address for me to respond to. Perhaps I was a bit intemperate in my comments, but I did feel that I had done as much due dilligence as I could have; I also said that I was removing the original comment from the post because it did not further the conversation, merely took away from the impact of the post.
Apparently, the recipient of the e-mail took offense at my taking offense at the aspersions cast on my motivations for the post and suggested some things that were, well... let's just say I wouldn't repeat them in public.
I've been feeling upset about this all weekend and then, today, I read Karen's post about a similar "exchange". Nice to know even the big bloggers get hit with this. And now I have a model for a response.