Just my opinion! Just my experience!
I like to make comments; and the back-and-forth replies can be interesting, insightful and fun!
However! I have found, at least for me, that they should never go beyond three or so exchanges.
Why? Because eventually a nerve will be struck and the lizard brain will enter with a vengeance! It’s now about survival!
I ask two questions:
Do I sound uninteresting, uninformed and boring to you? Do I get my point across?
Let’s think about this! I guess I’m stupid and boring but I do get my point across!
Well, I just glossed over the first part and answered the second!
As a husband of almost 50 years, I have discovered that you can not gloss over anything!
My wife asks:
Is my backside too big! Do you still love me?
If I reply with one ‘Yes,’ well what does she think?
Yes!? My A$$ is much to big! But he say’s he still loves me!!!
From that moment on, I’m walking tippy-toed in a minefield with no place really to go!
Do you hear me now!?
Another thing that you avoid saying to a Sicilian, as much as possible is:
Well, that’s your opinion!
Pasquale ‘Phythoni’ Spitsarelli to the rescue!
Why you ask or think?
As a Sicilian you learn what and what not to say!
An example follows:
I think Tony ‘The Phony Poet’ is an Ass-Hole!
You would never, ever in a moment reply:
No! Godfather! That’s just your opinion!