We've all calmed down and have agreed to make nice. I never really had any problem but not getting paid in a timely fashion, and would have accepted that if there had been any explanation. I am nothing if not eager to please. So we'll see how it goes.
A lesson in diplomacy, I guess, or an indication I don't have any. Oh well. Will try to be a citizen from now on. If I can just figure out how . . .