Even though expressed in a manner
viewed a tad too reserved to our taste, we did understand Jimmy's
feelings to some degree, though we were totally shocked when
he resigned in disgust.
Seemingly he has some bad feelings
stemming from our assigning him American Road Cycling Membership
and attaching the category of Bozo to his
ARC Involvement field. In retrospect, our actions may have
been ill advised; but, in our defense, it is widely understood that
no other title fits him so perfectly well.
After Mr. C's letter of resignation,
our first thought was to send him the American Road Cycling
customary Good Riddance Form Letter. This would not have
reduced our stock of letters by much; because, though we do use a lot of
them, we get lots of them printed up in advance. Unfortunately,
we were dismayed when it was brought to our attention that the
submittal of his resignation had in effect constituted a fully
legal tendering of a second
Membership Fee, which is to say, Jimmy essentially has gone and
in his 2¢ again.
That means he has now paid-in-full for
two lifetime memberships, which according to the as yet unwritten
bylaws of American Road Cycling must be served by the person(s)
paying the fees, are not subject to assignation, must be fulfilled not concurrently, but consecutively.
Understanding that the second term
will not be accomplished without some effort, we are chagrined to
have placed James in this position. In order to mitigate the
situation best we can, our only recourse is to immediately remove
the designation Bozo from the listing of Mr. Nails and bestow
upon him permanently the label President Emeritus. In that
way he may proceed with his servitude under full disclosure without
the necessity of canvassing the neighborhood to make the required
notifications about his character and life choices.
Our hands are tied.
On being contacted for comment Jimmy said only, "Just when I thought I was out...they pulled me back in."
What a bozo.