Re: There were other factors.
"No, with respect, fuck you.
If people want to dissect my story, that's fine but I have every right to respond and try to clarify / explain.
If you think my feelings will be hurt, let me assure you, I have none to hurt in the first place."
And you have every right to sound like a petulant 3-year old throwing a temper tantrum because someone said something you don't like, which you are using to the best of your ability - bully for you!