Btw re: cleaning houses – yes that can be physically exhausting but it pays a lot more and is less stressful than a minimum wage fast food worker. I know someone who cleaned houses on Saturdays for awhile and made $120 plus tips for 6 hrs work. Running errands can also bring in some decent money.
Back to topic......
It does look like you were seeking validation.
Looks can be deceiving. Actually, the question "Was I rude?" or "Could I have handled this better?" or "What do you think?" and similar questions are asked a LOT (most of the time) in this forum. When I see such posts I don't necessarily
think people are seeking official sanction or thay they "need" people to agree with them and be on their side. They are simply generating discussion and asking opinions. Sometimes people agree, sometimes they don't, and (imo) that's fine.
And yes, sometimes posters go off the deep end on a rant for their own reasons or to try to get the OP and others riled up in an effort to get the thread locked. Sometimes they are successful, sometimes not.