This just in regarding the last post on our tech support rep Patrick Siooma in Austin:
If you think that it is funny to post that someone in tech support got visited by a hit squad because he did a bad job, you ought to take a step back and think about what you are writing in your blog.
It is no joke, not at all, to write stuff like that. In fact, I’m thinking about writing your bosses at Forbes and suggesting that you should be fired for writing stuff like this.
It is precisely this kind of stuff that lowers the bar for the public to think that torture and other kinds of physical abuse is acceptable behavior as long as you are on the right team–the good guys instead of the bad guys. Of course, who is good and who is bad tends to be a subject of opinion.
To close, while I know that you were trying to write a funny, satirical post, you should know that you crossed the line. Get real. If you do it again, I’m going to make trouble for you at Forbes. Don’t think that I won’t do it. All I have to do is make a few phone calls.
Dial until your fingers bleed, Spanky.