The fact that someone came forward to help me amidst all the hatred has completely changed the way I look at people. Sorry to sound cheesy, and I know that everyone will take great delight in mocking me, but you need to understand that I'm in somewhat of an emotional state right now -- the last 48 hours have been the most intense experience of my life and have taught me a tremendous amount.
The thousands of pieces of hatemail I received, while extremely painful for me to read (and I read every single one) had a profound effect on me.
I ask that you respect my privacy. I choose to remain anonymous, my new employer (and this is the condition of my employment) chooses to remain anonymous.
Once I settle down a bit, I'll be writing an essay on this experience - no not a book deal (there were 2 offers) or anything for money -- just an essay and publishing it for free with the greatest blogger on the globe, Blognigger.
BN, thanks for the favor - I owe you one.
BN community - thanks to you as well. You're harsh but loving in the end, and I appreciate what you did for me as well.