Date: October 17, 2012 11:47AM
Its like with my family, I know that they are a mess, and I will sometimes make a joke about it. However, if one of my friends says something about my family, those are fighting words. I know the real reason that I get so uptight about things like this is because I had to live it and they didn't, so my experience gives me the right to mock it. Their observation didn't require the pain and anguish of a real experience, so my reaction is back off.
I realize that each is entitled to their opinion and their ability to express it but it still gets under my skin.