Sour Grapes?
Apr 10, 2008 | 1014 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
I would like to respond to Karl Grant’s attempt at lambasting Curtis Odom and the Livery Playhouse. In Karl’s own words, the Livery was a gift from Curtis to the community, however since the community uses the Livery – it is not Curtis’s private residence or music venue – and based on attendance at the last town hall meeting along with the petition signatures it is supported by a great majority of the community.

Mr. Grant’s letter regarding the Livery was really just a feeble assault on Mr. Odom by a disgruntled former subcontractor. Let me elaborate on where this venom originates. Not all of you may know this, but Mr. Grant worked with Curtis Odom for four years and claimed to be his friend until the end of last year. Unfortunately, Mr. Grant made the HUGE mistake of presenting Mr. Odom with the ultimatum in that he was increasing his billable rate 25 percent.

The reality is he succumbed to greed and lost the best job he will probably ever have. Speaking from personal experience and I am sure those of you in the community who have worked for Mr. Odom will agree, Mr. Grant will never find anyone as generous to work for again.

Perhaps Mr. Grant has never come to understand the concept of capitalism and what makes our country so great. He certainly has the reward aspects down; problem is someone else has to assume the risk. Ultimately only he can answer that question but I wanted to let everyone know the origins of his letter.

Semper Fi,

–Edward Dable

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