I cringe when people call WILK and quote a dictionary, as if they alone have a rudimentary command of the language. According to the...blah, blah, effing blah.
Anyway, looks like somebody added the following comments to the "Mayoral Race Roster" post and then deleted them. Either that, or the blog tools have failed yet again. Either way, I will republish those comments...
austin has left a new comment on your post "Wilkes-Barre Mayoral race roster":
Ok Mark Merriam-Webster defines integrity: firm adherence to a code of especially moral or ARTISTIC values. Attacking someone’s business on a public blog making “by your own statements false or exaggerated statements” and as for your daughters order, if she did have an issue why didn’t she call me? Trust me I would have made it right. I make it a point to satisfy every customer. Is it possible that yet another claim is unfounded?
Posted by austin to Circumlocution for Dummies at March 23, 2011 9:04 AM
Did you ever try to describe what waiting way two long for something feels like? How to portray how a 20-minute wait might have felt like an hour? How that passage of time can be agonizingly painful? Hello, Mr. Hyperbole!
Example #1: Why, the John Deere done run out of gas, so I had to walk darn near 100 miles to the nearest fillin' station.
Example#2: Me and Uncle Jiggy got hammered on his home brew, and we's so dang hungry, we waited about a quarter moon for a possom-topped pizza from Hooper's Cookin' Emporium.
In addition, only a total maroon would wait over 5 hours for a pizza. And only a total maroon would believe that I might do as much. That was (what I thought was) the first hint that hyperbole may be afoot.
And take note of the fact that I did not identify any business in that post, any mayoral hopeful, nor did I name the owner or management of said outfit. Actually, the folks going on and on about integrity and the like kind of identified themselves.
Fact is, we did make two follow-up calls that night, and both times we were told by a female employee that our order would be here shortly. But that's neither here nor there at this point.
Somebody stuck that business card-sized flyer under my windshield wiper. We tried what was then a brand new business shortly after it opened. We were far, far from being even remotely satisfied. Hence, we never bothered again. We were done. But now that somebody wants to be elected, I lack integrity, I lie and/or I make unfounded claims???
Now that's quality management! Real people-centered management. Reverse damage control, if you will.
You never ordered from us. You lie. You lack integrity. You have a rare foot disease. Your mother was homely. You...