Rude vs not understanding
I think the thread was more about folks who just don't get what we love. All the people I work with think I am very strange because I do not keep the fish, and for many other reasons. Their question is always, "What's the point?". I finally came to realize that you cannot explain it, you either love it or you don't.
As far as rude vs snob vs jerk, I like Dave Berry's observation about driving.
"A jerk is the guy driving behind you, and an idiot is the guy driving in front of you."
To Miss Nancy - she hated fishing, but loved a fisherman.