I don't know any of these people except the original poster. I've just been feeling feisty and wanted to say something. I doubt it would be worth my time to actually try to educate any of them. Le sigh.
ALSO! Mr.BT's coworkers are appalled that we are having the cat neutered. Appalled! I, in return, am appalled this back-assward thinking still exists! "That's just not right!" "You're taking away his manhood!" "That's not your choice to make!"
So they can all just go fuck themselves with a lovely Texas cactus.