I don't know you, you don't know me, so take this for whatever it's worth...
1. The original posting was a mistake. You misread your audience. As
such, you're paying the 'price' of that mistake. That 'price' is that
people think of it (in the rocket community) as a classic example of
something that a manufacturer thinks is important that the end user
could care less about.
2. Continuing to harp about it will only make it worse. That's mistake
number two. Because now you'll be known as the guy who "can't take a
joke". And since the original situation was caused by something that
YOU did, you'll also start getting a reputation as someone who can't
face the consequences of his actions.
3. Your statement that "I thought we were going to let this die down?
Worst fear came true!" adds even MORE fuel to the fire. First, you
REQUESTED that folks let it die down, and FOR THE MOST PART, they have.
But, you never, remotely, had every single person in the rocketry
community signing up to never mention that again -- and frankly, if you
believed that, it gives folks yet ONE MORE reason to wonder about how
touchy you are about this subject.
4. If this was your "worst fear came true!", you lead a very sheltered
life, and are in for some big disappointments with your company.
5. My only 'recommendation' to you is to roll with it. Making any kind
of 'stink' about it only HURTS you, not helps. Do you think Gerald Ford
appreciates that the thing his presidency is most remembered for is his
stumbling on the stairs? Do you remember (or even know) how 'angry'
Leonard Nimoy was about being typecast as Spock, but eventually had to
'accept' the role as part of his persona? Will anyone ever forget
Michael Jackson dangling the baby over the balcony, even though he
probably thought it was a cute little gesture made in fun? Very few
people in the rocketry community ACTUALLY WENT to NARAM (as a percentage
of total fliers), but you've just added the entire readership of the rmr
community to those who a) know that someone said something about you and
your company, and b) know that this is something that REALLY bugs you.
I don't know how you reacted to/with bullies in the schoolyard, but you
MUST remember that they only pick on kids that they get a reaction
from. It's not any 'fun' to tease someone who doesn't react...
"David Erbas-White" wrote in message:
Uhm, you must be missing something here.
I had posted the comments as a joke. I was just surprised that the issue came
up again at NARAm after all this time. Not taken as an insult at all. Just
wanted try get some to laugh a bit. Laugh, please.
Sunward Aerospace Group Limited
email address on web site
At this point in time, three people have responded to your post. One
didn't have any idea what you were talking about, two took you seriously
-- which makes sense, since I've seen other posts from you in the pasts
on rmr 'complaining' when someone discusses the issue.
I guess this is what I deserve for responding to this thread,
though... I'm done with it.
Ignore it; bringing it up yourself only makes it worse. Just learn to
laugh about it.
Besides, you've got some neat kits, and this just helps bring your name
up, which means people know about your company....
Hey.. look on the bright side - They talked about Sunward and the name got
around.... You'll get hits on your website, and probably orders as people
check out your products..
But, I'd suggest that you not have ROL issue news when you go to 3.5 or 4.5
mil bags or "easy to scan" barcodes!
Just roll with it! Seems you're the one that brought it back to life here
I know for me, I've seen barcode references in posts over the last few
months, and have laughed, but had honestly forgot which vendor was
involved.. But now I remember!
If you wanted this to really "die down", you'd not have posted your "it
still happened" thread. You wanted it to die down, but now have used
charcoal lighter fluid and a match so that we all remember the history! (
for another few months - we'll forget again by then!)
On Sun, 7 Aug 2005 10:13:37 -0400, "Angelo Castellano
You can;t buy publicity like this. If I were you, I'd be providing
barcode decals for your kits. The press release announcing their
availability would be legendary. Seriously!
P.S. Sunward kits are cool.
Darren J Longhorn http://www.geocities.com/darrenlonghorn /
NSRG #005 http://www.northstarrocketry.org.uk /
Seriously is right---Angelo, your kits are great. I've just finished
the build on my CFX SixFooter,it came out beautiful...just waiting for
an opportunity to launch it.But unfortunately....I'm missing my
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