Amazing post, Paul. Thank you for all that you do for this website. I feel many of the Permies here see you and can appreciate even more of what goes on here, arrows in back and all.
I agree fully that some people really, really, REALLY enjoy drama in their lives. It’s something I’ve observed more as I’ve gotten older and it makes me wonder...’has it always been this way?’ Or, has pop culture and social media exacerbated this phenomenon? Maybe, all I know is my drama-Rama radar has become finely calibrated, and I steer clear of any new people who happen to enter my life with a high drama quotient.