This is totally outrageous.
I think there is something you can do about it.
1. You can call the police and
make a report of vandalism, indicating your suspect. This may not be the first
time that there is some retaliation for complaining.
2. You can contact the CofC or
the BBB and explain your concerns about this vendor.
3. You can speak the the
neighbors. They are potential victims too.
Especially since such an idiot may attack
again, you need to go on record.
I should probably shut my mouth here, but am
constrained to go on. I am a native southerner, also a psychologist. When the
Berlin wall fell and Germany was reunited, a German psychologist wrote a book in
which he called the people who had lived under so called "communist"
dictatorship "deformiert." This has resonated in my brain ever sense.
Tragically there is a subculture in the south which is also "deformed" by a
mythological identity with the confederacy, thinking this is their "heritage,"
when in fact their ancestors were not likely to have been part of the plantation
society, and also deformed by self-appointed religious fundamentalist preachers
who have no understanding of the historical and cultural origins of our
religious/moral traditions. As long as gays have no rights, there is no
stem cell research, and no access to abortion, suck folk can easily indulge in
vandalism, child and spousal abuse, even murder. Unfortunately with the
increasing displacement of wealth upward, and the cost of basic necessities like
food, housing and medical care going up, education increasingly becomes a
luxury. These folk are alienated, and resentful of those who live in the nice
burbs and the gated communities. If we do not do something to stem the
hopelessness of this underclass then life is going to be more difficult for
everyone. At the same time we should never keep quiet out of fear because
someone will do an outrageous act like the one you have suffered. Sorry if my
social analysis is clumnsy, but it would take more length than you want to read
to do it right.
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Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 10:24
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Darkest Day in
There weren't any witnesses -- since
they canvas the neighborhood and have done so weekly for months, they're in a
prime position to know when everyone is home or away. No one's at home at my
house during the day, and so I am sure they'll deny it. I have no doubt that
whoever it was was interrupted b/c a whole stalk of Aurelie, Bold Encounter,
and Birthday Girl are left intact as is Tour De France and a second year clump
I would like a face to face apology from them, but the
last time I got on their case, this is how they retaliated, like punks. They
could easily come back one day while I'm gone and do whatever they wanted to
any of my other beds.
I know what I'd like to do to them physically
(and would have had I driven up and caught them), but in reality there's
really nothing I can do about it now.
I appreciate all of your support
ps: One positive thing did happen today, and that is
Telepathy bloomed. This is one of the most stunning flowers I've seen.
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