Oh damn Andy!
I hate it. Simply hate it that supposedly educated people are treating you this way. It stinks. Simply stinks!
Ok. Mini rant over. Or maybe not......
Your mood may be low right now. But I am wondering it there is a learning curve here. The reaction by these elders is only a first- and one would hope- not their final response.
Damn it Andy! No good deed goes unpunished. That must be how it feels right now.
I circle you with thoughts of peace and love (despite my rage).
Oh...much much much much love to you.
Be the love you seek.