I tried to turn the other cheek...
When my boss handed me the letter, I was shocked. We were in his office. I never like being in a bosses office. I feel like I am twelve years old, sitting in the principals office. Nothing good can come from being there.
Anyway, the letter was vicious. It said a lot of bad things. Bad things about me.
The worst part about it was that it was written anonymously, with no return address. How do you defend yourself from a character attack written anonymously?
I was shocked and upset. I drove home wondering what I should do.
The prudent move would have been to throw it away and forget about it. That's probably what most would have done. Me?
I post it on my blog. Smart move.
Anyway, I really didn't defend myself in the post. I thought the mean spirit of the letter would be clear.
What would Jesus do? How about Gandhi?
Unfortunately, I have received several calls from friends who read my blog. They are uncomfortable that I am making myself vulnerable for such attacks by posting so honestly. They are uncomfortable with the things that were said about me.
They were bad things, after all.
So, I figure Jesus? Gandhi? Those two were WAY better than me. So without further ado...
My response to the anonymous jellyfish who wrote the letter:
You are a fool. You are an idiot. You are a pathetic, lying waste of flesh.
I don't believe you worked for my old office. You mention RE/MAX several times, but never the name of my office. I worked for RE/MAX Action for almost three years and was proud of it. I still have tons of friends there.
I don't believe you have ever even met me. You mention making fun of me behind my back in the Naperville/Plainfield area. Why? My old office was in Lisle. It's not too cool to talk behind peoples back, by the way, and even weirder to brag about it.
You mock me for writing about key-lime pie in my blog. It's my blog and I will write about anything I want. If you don't like it, STOP READING!!! What's wrong with key-lime pie, anyway?
You mock me for renting. You ask, "Don't we tell people all the disadvantages of renting?" I don't. I try to advise my clients based on their needs. Renting is the right choice for some while owning is better for others.
You write of me admitting "to working as a limo driver part time." Is that a slam on limo drivers? It's not easy. Tip them well. Excuse me for trying to feed my family.
You call me a "dead-beat agent". What does that even mean? My motto is honest, hardworking and fair. I proudly strive to live up to that motto.
You write "I can't imagine anyone asking him to be their realtor." You obviously haven't met me. I was born to be a realtor.
You make fun of my financial situation. It has been tough time for my family, financially. So you feel the need to make fun of me for that?
You write about my negativity. Have you read my blog? I am trying to be inspirational. Either I am a horrible writer, or again, you're an idiot.
Finally, you accuse me of lying about my decision on offices. You write "Ken wasn't the one that made the decision on his working there." Why would I be honest about EVERYTHING else, yet lie about that. RE/MAX wasn't the right business model for me right now. Keller Williams is.
My name is Ken Tracy. Who are you?
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