Now that I am a little more in tune with what is going on let me offer some words of what I like to call wisdom but some folks may label it horse poop.. and that's ok
I agree with Joe.. with no voice deflections, facial expressions, gestures, etc. it is extremely difficult to show/read what is really being meant by what is being said.
Things can easily be taken out of context and because we know this, it falls upon us as members to read what we write and make needed changes before hitting the submit button.
I noticed a smiley after the "lazy" statement which would make me automatically take what was said with a grain of salt.
I don't totally agree that everyone who uses commercial products are necessarily lazy.. I think we all enjoy the products that allow us to be lazy so we can get other things done and still have a few things that are enjoyable.
I mean if we want to label things as lazy lets start with the microwave.. nothing out of a microwave tastes as good as when it first comes off the grill or smoker but it works and am sure glad to have one.
Does that make me lazy? No just maybe too busy to do otherwise so instead of doing without I can now have what I like without having to cook it for several hours.
You and every other member on this forum have a right to your opinions and you have a right to state your opinions just like I do.
It just falls upon our shoulders to try and say things without making people feel like they are wrong for not sharing our own views.
Heck, I want everyone to share my views and I don't mind saying it but I have had to come to the stark realization that few folks do
On the flip side of this coin... every forum member has to realize that occasionally folks are gonna make statements that may go against what we think or believe and it is in our best interest to take most of it with a grain of salt.
Smoked.. I think you truly believe that folks who use commercial spaghetti sauce are out of their minds and are too lazy to whip up some homemade.. you have a right to that opinion and I think you should stick by that if that is what you think.
I respect that opinion although I personally have been known to use sauce in a jar when I get home late and the kids are wanting supper before bedtime..
The jar stuff works in a pinch.
it all boils down to this and it's already been said but I am going to repeat it just because I want to..
If any of us wants to make our "out of the box" opinions be known in public then we have to be ready to be met with some opposition.
I can say Hunt's ketchup is better than Hienz pretty safely and not get feathers ruffled too badly but if I say something like.."Folks who use Jiffy Mix instead of homemade cornbread are lazy"
then I have to assume that quite a few folks are gonna start throwing some tomatoes.
You can't get upset when they throw tomatoes you just dodge them and be happy that you got to make your opinion known to the world.
No body needs to leave the forum.. everyone is welcome to use whatever kind of spaghetti sauce they want to use..
Lazy sauce or homemade.. it is perfectly ok and does not reflect on a persons character.
Just my 2 cents.. ok maybe it's a nickels worth