posted on Nov, 16 2007 @ 01:10 PM
A few years ago, a man in New York City was having a business dinner with a prospective client. This particular prospect would potentially set the
man up financially for years, if he can close the deal. Naturally, he's a nervous wreck and the pressure is almost more than he can bear.
He excuses himself and goes to the men's room.
While he's in there splashing water on his face, he glances up in the mirror and sees none other than Nelson Rockefeller come through the door.
He musters up some guile and approaches Mr. Rockefeller. "Mr. Rockefeller, you don't know me, but I'm having dinner with a prospective client out
there. If you could stop by the table and just say 'Hi', it might be enough to put me over the top with him."
Rockefeller says, "I don't know. That seems a bit disingenuous. And since I don't know you, I might be leading someone down a road I wouldn't
knowingly send them."
The salesman panics and sees the opportunity of a lifetime slipping away. He pulls out his wallet and shows Rocky a picture of his family. "Please,
Mr. Rockefeller! I swear I'm a good man just trying to provide for my wife and kids. It would mean so much to us if you could do me this one small
thing. It won't take but a few seconds, and you'd be making an enormous difference in our lives. Please. My name's Bob. Just stop by and say,
'Hi'. That's all."
Rockefeller says he'll think about it but won't promise anything.
The man goes back out and sits down, more nervous than ever. Rockefeller is approaching the table. He stops and puts his hand on the salesman's
shoulder and says, "Hi Bob."
The salesman glowers and says, "NOT NOW, ROCKY! Damn it, can't you see I'm with a client?"
Point being, "They" don't have interest in interacting with the general public, because everyone wants something from them. They're no more
inherently "evil" than the rest of us. The primary difference between "Them" and "Us" is they have something everyone else wants.