This is the colloquial expression and attitude that some parents pervasively use throughout their life and interaction with the other parent and every institution that resembles some form of authority.
Requests for access to children are met with BITE ME, as the only goal is the destruction of a parent child relationship.
Requests for a common sense approach to parenting are met with BITE ME.
Requests for a parent to abide by a court order is met with the ubiquitous BITE ME.
Requests for a cease and desist of communication without the vilest form of abuse in front of children is met with, you guessed it, BITE ME.
Although the urge to accommodate the obsessive compulsive request with public calls for dentures with sharp pointy teeth is truly overwhelming, the “bite me” attitude reflects a particular state of mind.
The intent of course is to taunt the other parent and governmental institutions including a court of law. The expression has a rather crude history, reflecting the crude personality and attitude of the user.
Entries from the two most significant dictionaries describe its origin:
The Random House Dictionary of American Slang,” vol. 2– 1994 defines bite me:
“The original phrase was “bite it!” The meaning, and I quote from the dictionary, is “go to hell” “f_— you!” — “usually considered vulgar.
It first appeared in PRINT in 1948, in Cozzens’ “Guard of Honor,” in reference to World War II — “Bite it!” Sergeant Pellerino said amiably.
In 1949, Ross McDonald, the mystery writer, changed it somewhat to “Why don’t you take a bite of me?” That was in his novel, “Moving Target.”
Other variations include bite the rag; bite my butt; bite me in the ass; take a bite of this [in National Lampoon, 1971, while he was holding his penis]; bite my bag — and others.” About “eat it,” which is another version, a little more crude than “bite it.”
“NTC’s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions,” 3rd edition, 2000 defines the expression as a generic form “eat it,” with bite me as a mild variation . Under “Eat me!”, the dictionary lists it as a “transitive verb.” It’s definition is “an expression meaning roughly ‘suck my genitals.’ (Usually objectionable.) “Eat it, you creep.”
The Bite Me attitude is of course the same one that governmental institutions are met with. The BITE ME personality sees no need to abide by court orders as they have no relevance to his/her mayhem attitude. In a similar manner the Bite Me personality refuses to pay taxes or even to file the annual tax returns that every single person in the United States has to file as they are of course above the common folk who have to abide by the law.
The taunting attitude has a purpose. It is to bait and to see with how much they can get away within every single aspect of their life.