"Not accusations but FACTS!"
Says you? It seems more and more clear that you are just another internet annelid, howling at the moon, or planets, or whatever bright sparks may cross your imaginings. I've got slugs on my zucchinis with more credibility.
'It's been almost a week since the convention. I sent Neil an e-mail at least 4days (sic) ago, and I very nicely asked Neil to forward my e-mail to Gillham and all involved. No answer. The only e-mail I got back was from Neil, and it said HE considered the matter closed."
Dude, Neil is the President of AROO. Maybe he's trying to help the rest of us avoid wallowing in rotten mental kimchi. Why should the rest of anybody care what you are bellowing at? Moreover, as he notified you on this forum earlier today, he left you a phone message Tuesday and you had not responded. Don't you find this embarrassing?
For your own sake, please stop whining. Neil is known to many, many of us as a competent, conscientious, unselfish and honorable man. You may find those qualities a great mystery. But maybe I'm wrong; I often am. Lord knows I'm stupid, but I have stood for things I believed in my whole life (learned a lot of that in Scouts!) and see no reason to stop now.
"Typical of AROC people to avoid issues...like they have done for the past 30 years."
I would not presume to speak for 30 years of "AROC people," whatever that means, and I cannot imagine formulating a classification "AROC people," but I find your rants to be narcississtic bores and I'd avoid you wherever you appeared, same as I do lunatics on pulpits or street corners. I'd avoid them like I would whoever that was at the convention, wearing a Scoutmaster's uniform to a distinctly non-BSA event (who was that guy, and who was he trying to get close to?) or stealing seafood from the hotel brunch, and spitting crayfish tails on the floor. (Wonder if there are surveillance tapes of the lobby Sunday morning?) Can you imagine trying to deal as adults with people like that? Glad you're a professed triple Ph.D and clearly superior to us mortals. Perhaps we should be grateful for your incessant whining; I'm sure that anyone who finds as much fault as you with honest, sincere people who are doing their best to accommodate you and the other mentally competent convention attendees, would have dealt with those miscreants appropriately. If only you'd been there!
"I was told by Neil about 3 weeks before the convention that the ONLY people that had to pay a fee were those in the vendor room. I was given permission by another vendor (Terry) to display my T-shirts, as we were in a discussion about him buying my merchandise at wholesale. If it was a problem the matter should have been taken up with Terry, and I should have been asked to remove the T-shirts if it was a problem. I WAS NOT."
See above about whining, and YOU try to put on a convention sometime, dude. If you ever tried to do anything beyond feeding your vacuous ego, you might learn some valuable lessons. But my guess is that you're beyond it.
"I was told that there would be NO fee for setting up a vendor stand at the race track."
Note: No corroborating information. But I wonder whether you think that in 2009 facilities such as those provided for the convention are provided to AROO free? Were you there to provide a service, or to try to make money? Just wondering. Is there somehow in your complex mind that AROO owes you something special? Did other vendors have to pay? Were you treated differently?
"I was never told that there WOULD be a fee for setting up at the concours until AFTER the fact, when Tami walked up to me and insisted that I pay the $200. She even called Neil and he went along with her deamnd (sic). She even implied that my models would be held hostage until I paid AROO $200. I PAID IT!"
"I was charged $20 for the models contest, and the convention brochure said there would be a SEPERATE award for models from the art. There was not."
"Again, still more AROC bullsh*t."
Have you ever read the definition of paranoia? Go to a DSM-IV; you may find a mirror. I've always wondered why some people think they are so important that an entire organization, which wants only to get along and for its members to have a good time, would presumably have such a vendetta for one creature whose contribution is so negative.
My guess, tho I don't know for a fact, is that this was harried AROO (not AROC) people, trying to accommodate everyone to the best of their ability, and unable to discern the mysterious ramblings of tortured mentalities. And my further guess is that we owe you sympathy for your affliction, no more. But I'm just a low-buck AROO some-time member of no office or distinction.
Oh yeah, I think I was sitting near the registration desk when you came by to complain one time. (Between us, I thought you were a jerk. But that's just the impression I got from listening to what I thought was a low-functioning piss-ant. Never dreamed I was hearing from one Ph.D, much less three of them. How might I have guessed?)
"At this point either this matter gets resolved to MY satisfation within the next 7 days, or I will be forced to take legal action against AROC and AROO. This is a promise and NOT a threat!"
How childish can you be? Are you stamping your little feet and throwing your bottle? Tossing your Gerbers Green Peas in the floor? Might you be better-suited in Cub Scout uniforms? Diapers? But my kid at age 2 was more mature than this silliness. She actually was. Even at 20, she still is.
Vast knowledge of Italian car trivia does not equal philosophical grounding. It is only trivia, and beyond a hobby, nobody of substance cares. Think on that. But wait! Maybe some neat 6C-1750 diapers are in your future! One set of wire wheels in front (properly cambered, of course) and one in back, with a place for potty-training merit badges! You could silkscreen them so the safety pins go in through one rim and out the other, little steering wheel inside where the...uh...shaft goes. And an exhaust pipe!!! And your clients would be more receptive than trying to play your wretched games with adults. It must be so embarrassing, and so difficult.
Soon many of us will probably be in Depens. Think of the marketing possibilities then. We'll all throw our Gerbers Peas together; I'll take mine in 20W-50
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