On May 22, 2008, at 6:00 AM, Ron wrote what he referred to as his testimonial:
Nothing from nothing gets...... Nothing!
To which I replied:
After months of not answering anyone, I have come out of nowhere (right now) to reply to this message. I don't have much to say so I'm writing this filler on the front end to build up to what I am about to say. I hope you are still reading this and not just jumping down to the clearly separated portion of this note that contains all of the substance, because that would be cheating and I hate anything more than a cheater, but cheaters are still pretty high on that list of things. That last sentence was difficult for me because I should have written something to the effect of, "I hate nothing worse than a cheater" but I knew you would be showing this around the office and laughing at me while you told everyone, "the king of nothing hates his own kingdom!" You and I would both know full well that you were simply grasping at anything you could find to protect your ever-precious ego, so I used the other sentence that makes less sense and takes more time, but not - I repeat, NOT - the the other sentence that was mentioned only to show that I had perspective, depth & powers of forethought... Oh, looks like my stall-o-meter says I can write the actual response now. You didn't already look did you? As you rightly guessed, I could go on and on...
I'll start again. Ron, that seems a bit long for a testimonial. Are you sure it isn't a manifesto?