Well said (drawn)! Pat - you let down a lot of folks with your silence. It's a damn shame (and we're going to have to live with it for a while, I think). Big disappointment... We won't forget.
I worked for Harvey Harper just before he turned over the dealership to Trevor. It was a very emotional moment when he gathered all the employees (over 100) to announce his "retirement" (which we all knew was symbolic - he could never stop working). It was a historic moment and I'm glad I could be there.
My politics were about as directly opposed to Harvey's as you get, but I have such respect for him as a man, a business leader and community member. He was the real deal and he's one of the last of his kind. He knew EVERY customer by name, shook everyone's hand and looked them in the eye when he talked to them. I'll bet he's schmoozing, shaking hands, telling jokes and slapping backs in heaven right now. Rest in peace, Harvey!
I am one of those skeptics, but I don't want to be an obstructionist. I come down to a simple phrase: "SHOW ME THE MONEY" I have a whole rant on this topic, so if you want to read more, drop me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send it to you.
Hope it's for real, but there's no free lunch...
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May 21, 2015
vol XXVI issue 21
The War on Hippie Christmas
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