Sue, you get two brownies here, for making the effort. Bill, uh okay a few minor points. Sarcasm can be both a constructive and effective way to communicate. I agree with Sue, if you want to confront and resolve an issue, it is best done with kindness, and by showing some measure of respect. You get furthur with sugar (a nice kool aid perhaps) then with vinager. Nothing wrong with people voicing emotion. A tone of contempt or condescension may not be the best way to work together to address concerns, though it does get stuff on the table.
No brownie for you yet, but I believe that you can (if you so choose) work this out. The reward is worth it. Those brownies are yummy and have been known to lift peoples spirit, then some.
Perhaps it's me. Trying to resolve differences between people can lead to trouble. Though if DM & U both get pissed off enough at me 4 telling u to strech out an olive branch, u can find some common ground. Lets get it to where it all cool in the car (or in this case bus) pool. Is there such a thing as a bus pool?