Recently I posted a note about a college course that had an assignment to sample various labs’ printing methods and results. I got all bent out of shape over being mentioned in the same breath as Costco, which was one of the “service providers” to be sampled by the students. I was pretty nasty in the post, but most of what I said was in jest. Well, I must have touched a nerve, as the response was pretty damming. People felt I was mean spirited and downright rude. I later apologized to those hurt by my comments, and in all fairness removed the post because at the end of the day I’d rather not be thought of as a creep. I felt I had gone way over the top this time, and even had a sleepless night worrying about the backlash.
What a Pussy!! Even if I’m talking out of my ass why should I cower and hide. I should stand behind what I write, and take my lumps if need be. So the post is back, and I will let the chips fall where they may.
As far as what I said, I have no actual quarrel with students or faculty of City College. I just don’t like Costco, and calling them a “service provider” is silly. To me a massage parlor is a service provider…. but as usual I digress. Costco is a toilet paper provider and only if you are stocking an earthquake kit. They are death to small business, and while I realize the curriculum did not intend to pit one business v another, I don’t want to hear the word “costco” in my store. I wish they could have been left off the list. So maybe I’ll wind up as the Larry David of blogging . Bring on the comments, right or wrong I’ll live with it.