Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently posted to the discussion thread for one of my columns at the Value Walk site describing a decision by the site administrator to delete a post by one of the Buy-and-Hold Goons, followed by a reaction post by another one of the Goons that was also deleted by the site administrator:
Rob, let’s talk plain for a moment. You are what the British call “bone idle”. You hated working. The thought of having to go to a job and take direction from anyone makes you ill. But your ego prevents you from ever admitting that, hence these countless hours spent typing millions of words trying desperately to justify it. Is this how you intend to spend the next 15 years? Give yourself a break.
You put up essentially the same post five minutes ago, Dan. I wrote a brief response and, when I hit the “Submit” button, a message appeared saying that the comment that I was responding to had been deleted by the moderator. I don’t know if that will happen again this time or not. If your comment is deleted, I am of course fine with having my response to the deleted comment deleted as well.
On the possibility that your new comment (which contains only slightly different wording from the deleted version) may not be deleted, I will share here the text of my response to the deleted version:
I will give it my best shot, Dan. I can do no more and I can do no less.
I naturally wish you all the best that this life has to offer a person.
You say I am not rational in suggesting you get a job in order to get income and then you repeat your fantasy of getting a $500 million windfall? Dan V has clearly zeroed in on your reality.