I thank God for irritatingly perky people--so carry on our wayard son!
Thanks for the huge compliment... but I'm a girl!!
I just had an enjoyable go-round with Spazzy, who I've thought was a guy from day one, until I read one of her posts mentioning a husband!!! LOLOLOL
About those negative people, somebody higher up on the thread mentioned laying bricks for the kingdom of God. One of the things that helps me tolerate (and even eventually enjoy) the trolls is from Matthew, the business about the sheep and the goats. When I stop and think how I would behave toward them if they were JC, then it's a little easier to stay on the pleasant side. Consequently, I don't get tooo dragged down (but it happens).
My other little technique when dealing with people I don't like is to pray for them. Sometimes I have to grit my teeth, and I don't always believe what I am praying, but it doesn't seem to matter. I feel less annoyed about them.
Frankly, I'd eat by myself before I'd sit in the middle of a HIPPA-violating group like that (you did say they talk about patients too....)
Still a great thread..... (I'm gonna put "I'm a girl" or something like that on my info... still chuckling....)