People sometimes excuse their own lack of tact by saying that people need to develop thick skins, and they're only helping out. But needing a thick skin doesn't mean that nobody is ever going to be nice to you again, does it? There are plenty of people being mean in the world, or just being tactless. Be one of the good ones.
Mokalus of Borg
PS - I like to think I am.
PPS - I guess most people want to believe they are the good guys.