Mea Culpa!

Hi Folks,

I feel the need to offer my apology to Orchid as a whole and
Calvin in specific. My response to the tie clip question was
off-base at best and probably rude, too.

I hope I didn’t offend anyone, and I vow to refrain from sending
drunken email in the future! I should probably have been
heartily flamed, and appreciate that nobody took advantage of
the opportunity to do so!

Hoisted by his own petard (whatever that means),

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio
Charlotte, NC (USA)

,Hoisted by his own petard (whatever that means),
Dave Sebaste

G’day; A petard is a French bomb!!!

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I wasn’t very offended by what you wrote (I forget now exactly
what it was) and I tend to be sensitive to these things,
remembering, as I do, the old days when courtly behavior was a
little more the norm than now. I do appreciate, tho’, anyone who
self- monitors and admits a wrong — it took me years to learn
to do this and it was real freeing when I did. I think it shows
that you have real class. Look forward to hearing from you

Dave - Calvin may accept your sober repentance but Hobbs is not
satisfied! As penance you must wear high heels - 2 1/2" to
start, 6" spikes by the end of week - for a 5 day work week;
remember if you take them off you may not be able to get them on
again, and if that happens you must start all over again from day
one. Oh yeah, you may start practicing now but we want you to
wear them in January in Denver, or Chicago, or Buffalo…
Skirt’s optional.

Hoisted by his own petard (whatever that means),

Isn’t a petard a small loaf of bread? I am not sure how to hoist
myself with it, so I will simply butter it and eat it.

Mark P