When you start your own business, you get a lot of mail and some of it isn’t very pleasant. The majority of the mail is usually pretty good, and it’s how we get to know what people are thinking, all across the country and even in other parts of the world. I think that, at the moment, we are shipping to 11 countries, outside the borders of the United States.
I get all kinds of medical questions and believe it or not, all three partners read all the mail that comes in. I answer the medical questions and they answer anything that pertains to the business.
We also answer all questions in a civil manner, no matter what side of the fence we sit on, politically. I have always believed that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, whether it is right or wrong. And it really doesn’t matter if I’m right or wrong, as long as I get my say.
So this morning we received a missive from a guy named Glenn, who apparently had to eat burnt Cheerios, with sour milk and an unripe banana.
“It is rather stupid of you to show your political stripes when a subscriber may beg to differ.”
So what is this backwater intellectual saying? That the mere mention of the Obamessiah is heresy? That having an opinion different from his is offensive? That saying that a political organiztion won’t stop a plague is untrue?
“I am canceling my subscription immediately; just get over the November election and stop bellyaching. The world is at last free of eight years of political hell.”
Okay…number one. Thank you Glenn, for cancelling your subscription. Anybody with an IQ like yours was not going to get much here anyway. Better you spend your time over at Huffington Post and may I suggest you get all your health information at the free clinic nearest you.
Number two…it’s no secret here that I think the President’s health care proposal is a disaster and I think I am joined by an increasing majority of Americans, every day. The President’s plan is not health care reform, will not bring down costs, and will not cover all Americans. And if it was such a good plan, why is the President, and all the members voting on it, along with government employees, exempt from the proposal? Hmmmmm?
Because they know it stinks (and BTW, the President doesn’t actually HAVE a plan–he hasn’t even read what we DO have: that atrocious House bill HR3200, that will ruin health care in this country, if passed).
And third…the world is not free of political hell. You and all the Bush bashers may be free of W, but you aren’t safe… don’t believe that for a moment. I’m sure you’re the kind of guy who is busy typing up a list of neighbors, to turn in to the White House, because they have differing opinions than all the socialists you know, so I won’t keep you from what’s important.
The trouble with all the “Glenns” is that they read, but they don’t implement. I know this, because a guy taking my Powerhouse Omega Formula would never have written an email like this in the first place. Fish Oil does some of its best work in the brain and would have made a person think twice, before firing off anything that made him look and sound like he had krill for brains (that’s a little fish oil humor).
Opinions are what make America great and nobody should be afraid to sound off, on any subject whatsoever.
Goodbye Glenn, and say hello to Alec and Janeane for me. Your loss, pal.