I removed Tophat's post to/about me with his permission. As I pointed out to him, since no one knows the history of our relationship, much of that post could easily be taken out of context. I keep everyone's personal shit to myself, which is one of the reasons you trust me. I expect you all to give me that same discretion.
I guess under the circumstances, I must also now reassure everyone that I am not in an inappropriate relationship with Tophat or any other underage kid. I can see how this post could easily look that way, which is why it royally pissed me off. It's bad enough that I am constantly prejudged just because I work with adolescents. Thoughtless posts like this on a public forum just reinforces people's prejudices, and makes it that much harder for me to help you guys.
So anyone who has made any sort of judgment about what you read, I ask you to rethink it. You got only part of a story that should have remained private. There's nothing about it that I need to be ashamed of. I just happen to think that personal relationships should remain personal, not offered up for public inspection.