CAN WE STOP FOR A MOMENT? YOU WERE GOING TO TELL US A, A STORY.
Well, as an illustration of uh, one of things that uh would come up from time to time. There was a gentleman who was an owner of a furniture store in uh, Farmville, who came to me one time, well I won't say he came to me, I was walking down the street and I walked into his store and he walked up to me and he uh said look Bash, he said, I want to tell you something, and I want to tell you in a hurry because I don't want to be seen standing here with you, um I'm in favor of what you're doing, but he said I can't be associated with it because it would kill my business. He said I'm afraid too and everybody else is afraid, so uh, he said I just wanted you to know that, he said um, if you're principal here next year, my child will listen to you and you can rest assured of that, but uh, I just can't publicly be associated with what you're fighting for… Of course there were a lot on the other side too you know, of, there was some, there was some hate mail and there was a lot of avoidance behavior on the street, even in the grocery stores, the check out clerks would sometimes turn their backs to us when we'd uh go through the check out stands um, in an effort to disassociate themselves with us, which was kind of sad, because we didn't feel like we were a threat to anybody, that is, my wife and I.