10 years ago today, a fax showed up in the corporate office. Here is the highlight.
The change in your overall tone and attitude toward me and my issues with respect to [Bongholio] between our meeting on [meeting date] and our follow-up telephone conversation on [phone call date] are like night and day. Either you have a very lacking scholarly grasp of the applicable laws in this matter (which I find unlikely considering [various matters]) or following your “meeting” with the partners were simply acting as their messenger puppet on [phone call date]. I think the latter is the case. In light of this, I find your use of my ‘reputability’ [sic.] as an excuse to make me go away reprehensible. How God damned infuriating! How dare you people question my character or reputation at the same time you make a decision whether or not to take a case based so obviously on the ratio of the likely work versus monetary payoff.
It basted for about a year, before we stumbled upon blogharbor and said yeah, we’ll take that 30 day free trial. The rest, as they say, is history.