Michael Neal wrote:
Actually I thought it started to go sour when people started with some of their stories.
When you said that people had embellished
their stories, IMO most took it to mean "You're lying". I'm not in a position to say whether that was your intention or not, but I'm sure you'll agree, calling people liars tends to piss them off. <shrug>
In any case, no offense was intended - just called it like I saw it.