You know what? I think they've all learned that lesson already without you having to make them feel like idiots.Originally Posted by Sassenach
And apparently you missed the part of my post where I explained that no one is expecting immediate justice, but after years of complaints, I don't think "immediate justice" could ever apply anyway.
Now, pretend this was your grandmother/aunt/old friend who just got taken by PA and has found out that her book-- the result of months or years of hard work-- will be held hostage for 7 years because she was trusting and naive instead of savvy. She already feels like a jerk because she didn't "do her research," and now she wants to warn others and help take the scammers out of business. Would you still harp on "You should have known better, and stop complaining anyway because your petty problems don't matter"?
I didn't get taken by PA. But I have enough decency to understand how awful it would feel to lose my hard work in that manner, and that stops me from rubbing people's noses in their "faults." They've figured out now that they should have done more research-- so can you be big enough to "forgive" them and help them come up with a plan for what to do next?