A Screw-up of Olympian Proportions
who is in training at a time when they didn't expect any real service to be
needed. It's a shame--in my experienice, that's when good service is most
I'm also guessing that the lawyers were lining up like vultures to pick up
Estrada's case, but the fact that there were no stitches means while it
frightened him, it wasn't so dreadful an injury. What a weenie.
So--what next? When Estrada's child gets deliberatly bumped by a kid during a
playground game of T-Ball, will he go for a million then?
Not that big stars should get off with no repercussions, but Estrada would have
shown a lot more class if he'd forgiven and kept it between Crowe and himself.
There is a lot of good Kharma in compromise and discretion. The litigious nature
of our culture has thrown all good taste and class out the window. Estrada is a
Jerry Springer kinda guy.
PS--I've had much worse verbal assaults thrown at me by ill-mannered and cranky
telemarketers than this Mr. Estrada had under the tantrum of Russell Crowe.
--Carol Worthington-Levy, with LENSER
And the following missives came in about the "Steve Jobs Plays a Most Dangerous Game" column, published 6/9/05:
Your opinion about buying a new Mac nailed it.
I just spent the last three months convincing myself to replace my old Mac with much more new Mac than
I really need. Getting it was to be the project for my vacation next week.
Now, there is no way I will buy one before the change over. And probably not until the new ones are out long enough to see what kind problems they have.
I would rather have enjoyed my new computer for year before it became obsolete (which I would have expected to happen anyway).