yea i have tempered my confrontation but i still do poke peoples buttons sometimes.
My dad was a horticulture teacher, he has a doctorate from Cornell in "edible fruits and vegetables" and ran a several acre organic farm at our place most of my life. he ran all the local farmers markets and a CSA, supplied most of the high end restaurants in our area, and would employ college kids over the summers basically on a work program for college credit. Yet somehow I managed too retain about none of that, though he's pretty useless around engines. I get his 100yr old chalmers putting around, and he pulls up some killer bouquets of broccoli.
I also definitely ate a SHITLOAD of bugs growing up, kinda came with the territory being all organic, and he wasn't ever the type to worry about em, like everything that got sold was cleaned and cleared but the stuff that wound up on our table got steamed up caterpillars and all. I think a big part of my lassaiz faire attitude for things which cause no harm - the stuff most folks fret over pretty needlessly as well as my fierce loyalty to friends and genuine concern for community all came from my old man, pretty proud to call him my dad
Still, I missed out on the green thumb!