Mistaken Identity

I just received this comment this morning. Since they posted a fake email, I thought I'd just go ahead and reply here...

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From: driver_on_56@road.com
Subject: Comment on One Good Life
Date: July 8, 2008
To: tam@onegoodlife.com

There was a van driving east on 56 today (7/8/08) with onegoodlife.com logo
on the back. The driver was a male and apparently forgot the lesson about
tailgating when he took the driving lessons. For a person with
onegoodlife.com marked on his van/truck, he seemed to be in a real hurry to
get somewhere (good??) that he was willing to hurt people to get there. Was
oblivious to the fact the I could not get out of his highness's way because
of traffic merging on the right lane. Was also oblivious to the fact that
there was another car a few feet ahead of me and I HAD to keep extra
distance just to compensate for this a(*&hole tailgating me.

Anyway, I understand and have resigned to suffer rude people who forget
manners and responsibilities while driving. Who think the road only exists
for them to do 90mph and everybody is just "in the way".
I also understand people who paint their business names and websites on
their autos. Gets them more business. Good.
But what kind of an idiot would advertise a website (www.onegoodlife.com in
this case) and then proceed to act like an asshole on the road? Are you
guys in business to piss people off?

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From: tam@onegoodlife.com
Subject: Driving Like an Asshole
Date: July 8, 2008
To: driver_on_56@road.com

Hmm. We don't have stickers. As a matter of fact, we don't market onegoodlife.com at all. We don't own pickup trucks and since we work at home, we rarely drive - unless it's to the grocery store.

The one male in my life, "The Varmint", was nowhere on the 56, was home all morning, caring for my daughter. When he does drive, it's pretty much like grandpa. His other nickname is Captain Safety.

I'm afraid you misread the URL of that sticker on that car. That's ok. Under those stressful circumstances, it could happen to anyone.

So, to answer your question, I don't know what kind of idiot would advertise their website on their car and then drive like an asshole, but none of the idiots here at onegoodlife.com were that particular asshole on this particular morning.

Regardless, thanks for the timely reminder about the importance of responsible driving. For the record, we agree with you: Tailgaters and road ragers do indeed suck.




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