Sorry, Bruce, sarcasm is in our DNA here, and that goes for numbered users as well as ACs.
Actually, you are perpetuating the naive assumption that Anonymous Cowards are human beings who have feelings. Not so. Anonymous Cowards are actually alien beings from a planet orbiting the star Beta Anonyma. They emigrated to Middle America and have been posing as real people, having destroyed their own planet through bad political policy. Although they have developed a society nearly as intelligent as ours (not quite as intelligent, they are actually the cause of the Red States Mystery), they do not have feelings, they are thoughtless automations who have been programmed to believe that they are alive and have feelings, which they volubly protest while in fact being entirely without consciousness. Also, no matter how many Anonymous Cowards you meet, they are all one individual.