Tough times we live in. The economy is still the nation’s number one ass kicker ,”AP: This is the Feeblest Economic Recovery Since the Great Depression”, and for a small business owner looking to stay afloat, you would think that all dollars would be equal. Here’s a guy who’s putting his cookies where his mouth is:
This is hilarious… glad to see a small business owner stick to his principles. When the Biden advance team asked Chris McMurray if the Vice President could visit his cookie shop, he flatly refused! Here’s why:
“Very simply, ‘you didn’t build that’” McMurray said. “Speaking of small businesses and entrepreneurs all across this country and actually last night my wife was up all night. No sleep, she’s worked a full 24 hours.”
When “Crumb and Get It” said ‘no’, “River City Grill,” just around the corner, said ‘yes’ and has the pictures to prove it, and didn’t care about the politics.
C’mon! You gotta give it up to the guy! He could have gotten lots of press from the Biden visit, but instead took a stand for business!
Here’s the deal, at least for me. If I was this guy and was approached with ,” We would like you to cater our lunch group today, we will pick up the food by 11 am then will be out of here”, I would do it in a second. Business is business and dollars are precious. But here is what red lined the meter on the icky factor:
McMurray said he’s hoping folks will understand he just didn’t want to be part of a photo op for an administration whose policies he doesn’t agree with.
A valid point and a definite deal breaker. Clearly they would want photo’s not only of him but of his customers hamming it up with Biden, no amount of money is worth that.
Now I’m not nominating this guy for citizen of the year, since no doubt he (like I would) probably factored in the business obtained once the story got out, and he would still have his dignity, a win/win.
A short story; I used to have a real good buddy who was on the Bay Area’s PSD team (public service detail) for the CHP, their job was to intercept heads of state and important politicians who were visiting the Bay Area and provide security, escorts to and from whatever mansion they were visiting in Atherton or Menlo Park. After each detail a short ceremony ensues where the dignitary walks down the line shaking hands with all the officers and photo’s are taken. One day he showed me his collection of 8X10’s which he kept in his locker. A die hard conservative, his favorites were obvious, those of Bush, Kemp, Cheney, he even had one of Nancy Reagan. But also in the mix were those of Clinton and Gore. I never missed an opportunity to squeeze his shoes over the Gore photo’s.
The Secret Service angle was also pretty funny. What would be worse, being on Michelle’s SS detail, or Biden’s? probably Michelle’s.