Don't say anything at all.
And while I'm hurling cliches at you:
Two wrongs don't make a right.
You can catch more flies with honey rather than vinegar.
What am I getting at here?
I appreciate that there has been quite the heated debate going on here on my blog over the last few days. And I certainly appreciate those of you who have defended me as well as social workers in general. Those of you who are regular readers know how I feel about your roles in the system as well. It does not bother me to be questioned and my work scrutinized. I write a public blog and do not expect every person who comes across it to agree with everything I write. I know that many people feel negatively about social workers.
While I don't mind spirited (okay downright heated) debates, there comes a time when we must concede that we cannot always agree and that the argument is going no where. I believe we have reached that point.
Divotdawg and I are communicating via email and that conversation is civil and hopefully becoming productive for both of us.I would appreciate it if everyone would respect my wishes to allow this blog to calm down for a while. I know that I love to have the last word too- but sometimes it just serves no one.
Now, I've offered the honey and hope you'll honor my request to let this subject drop. But if not, I will unfortunately have to get out the vinegar and start moderating comments... And I REALLY don't want to resort to that!