Hung Out to Dry by Underlings
You used redlining examples of real estate agents who excluded people by race status alone. That you made this statement without comment and used it as an analogy for redlining people who regularly return stock items saddened me. Also, I doubt the rare "slum" neighborhood person who happened to get the coupon for books from The New York Times would break the back of the book company if she never ordered again. I understand not publishing offers in "slum" newspapers ...but whoever was reading The New York Times, should have the respect to be treated like other readers of the paper. Profits are important ... though not at any cost.
This letter was written in response to "Michelle Wie for President," which was published on Oct. 13, 2005:
A follow-up to your comments on Michelle Wie ... a pillow shown in the Stash Tea Catalog that just came in reads, "A woman is like a tea bag ... you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water," -- Eleanor Roosevelt. By the way, if you are not familiar with it, the Stash Tea Catalog is wonderful, and has that "fetching quality" to it, as does the L.L.Bean catalog. You just gotta go through it when it comes in, and you usually end up buying something from it.
Note: At the Samsung World Championship Sports Illustrated senior writer Mike Bamberger noticed that Michelle Wie--after an unplayable lie--inadvertently might have dropped her ball a few inches closer to the hole and failed to penalize herself one stroke. After waiting 24 hours, Bamberger played "GOTCHA!" and reported the infraction. Wie was disqualified from her first tournament as a pro and forfeited her fourth-place winnings of $53,126.
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