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02/12/2003 Entry: "Fair Warning"

Here it is, right from the horses mouth. Listen up, folks... I can be a prick. If you want to burn bridges with me, then cool, that's your choice. But I remember. And I try very hard to keep my word. (Ask Julia, she'll tell you that Daddy says what he means.) Stereophile screwed me on a subscrition years ago. I vowed to not only cancel my subscription, but to never support their magazine again. I've never bought another Stereophile since. A certain Percussion dealer in Portland tried to screw me over once. I vowed to never shop there agian. I've not set foot in their shop since that day. Today, a certain business asked me about a product they had. I gave them my honest answer, and suggested an improvement to their product that was already very good (and I told them so). Their response to me was, succinctly, "if our product isn't good enough for you, you can use our competitor's product." Ok. I WILL. I'm a prick.

On a brighter note, there will be a post later about lovely things, about little girls, and flowers, and things that make life worth living. That will make me feel better, I'm sure.

Replies: 1 person has rocked the mic!

If I may? Why be a prick? Who does it benefit?

I mean sure it is easy to understand not wanting to get screwed over by a company again who screwed you over but is it that or is it a pride thing? Maybe I am just reading you wrong. Please correct me if I am wrong.

This is a tough one. There are some instances where I would totally agree and others where I would rebuke you. I don't have enough details to do either and that probably wasn't your point in making the post.

Posted by Jim @ 02/13/2003 07:51 AM EST

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