About 20 minutes ago I received a phone call from the President of the New Haven Rugby club.
It was a short, pleasant conversation in which he conveyed his utter contempt for the actions of a person who at this point shall remain nameless, although some of our editors sure would like to know what her name is.
Mr. President assured this magazine that some form of action is eminent.
I appreciated the phone call, and I am ready to move on.
I have been angry for about a week, and this phone call took the weight of the world off my shoulders.
Mr. President was contrite, and I have decided to accept his apology because in the face of intolerance, we as a people must come together, not be divided, and I will lead by example in this particular circumstance.
To the near 200 people that offered to join my PBR protest, I could not be more humbled by your support, the depths of love I was shown give me hope for the future.
There is no replacement for uncondtional love, and the demonstration I witnessed last week has linked me to all of you for life.
I also wish to send out my thanks to the staff at Trinity, especially my hero Nicole, and my dear friend John G.
The respect I was shown during a confusing time served to cement my loyalty to the bar.
I will be a customer for life.
To the young woman who accosted me in the bar, and started all of this drama, perhaps you need to look within, and ask yourself why you feel the need to degrade minorities with such arrogance.
Perhaps you are sheltered, but whatever the reason, the time has come for you to grow up, because on that night, you represented a group of people who don’t want to be associated with the garbage you exposed me to a week ago.
A good first step would be to apologize to me, and everyone you offended.
Of course that would take courage.
I have informed Mr. President that Tastie Fish will halt full scale coverage of this developing story, but given the class he just showed on the phone, and the kind words he bestowed upon me, I would be remiss if I did not inform everyone of his actions.
Mr. President, thank you, I truly believe your leadership was the biggest factor in diffusing this situation.
Despite what some people would like to believe, This is, and forever will be the United States of America, a nation in which every man and woman is supposed to be created equal.
A country where we forgive those that make mistakes.
But we don’t forget.
Not anytime soon anyway.