Quote Originally Posted by Caffrey View Post
Contempt is a strong word and one you've chosen to use.
Perhaps you could explain to me how "BSI" and "keep them sweet" are not contemptuous. This may be a cultural difference, although we're always told here in the US that we're the rude ones.

Quote Originally Posted by Caffrey View Post
It has nothing to do with contempt; I don't go their place of work and berate them and I don't get paid enough to let them come to mine and berate me.
Where did "berate" come from? (And how is that not also contemptuous?)

Also, in your restaurant scenario writers aren't food critics. The better analogy is farmers.

All of this is off-topic, but I'm entirely horrified by the attitude you're describing. Thanks for the wake-up call, I guess.