Man, talk about reading into things. First, I didn't get ripped off, the
wife did. It was her choice. I was livid but she didn't want to fight it.
So, I let it go. Second, I don't mind paying good money for good work, I
expect it. I have an umber of custom rifles and I paid well for the art and
genius that went into making them. I'm far from cheap.
My dealer is part of a group called the "Power" group. They have been
charged on several occasions with dishonest sales practices and I have
caught them doing shoddy work twice before this. The only other dealer I
can use is 30 miles away. In LA that's a lot of time and distance. So, I
avoid going to the dealer as much as possible. This warning light is a
non-issue with me. It's intermittent and it occurs on the side I've
deactivated most of the time any way. It only happens when it's been
raining or when I move the passenger seat. So I take a risk the air bag may
not work. I can accept it. You can't, and I accept that too.
As to my teaching. Well, sir, you're treading on dangerous water there. You
know nothing about my teaching, nor do you know in what kind of school I
teach. Now obviously, according to your own words, you got hammered by some
lousy teachers. I'm sorry about that. There are more than a few losers in my
discipline as there are in any profession. When you add to it, the fact that
we deal directly with developing minds and self images, it makes such
incompetence all the more tragic. Allowing your own personal prejudice to
color your judgment in a general way about an entire profession is pretty
myopic. You've made two cracks about me personally and I don't appreciate
it. My original comment was meant to be humorous thus it was offered up as
an outrageously stupid solution to a problem. From that response, you've
spun an assault on my abilities as an educator. Now that's an illogical leap
if I've ever seen one.
R. J. Talley
Teacher/James Madison Fellow
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