Boy, it sounds like someone got out of the wrong side of the bed.
Thank you announcing that I deal with high quality equipment produced by a leading manufacturer in the water treatment industry. I never thought it was necessary to ring my own bell, so I appreciate your revelation.
However, your tone seems a bit like you have a persecution complex. I hope you do well in your business but I can‚Äôt help you when you present yourself in such an accusatory, self-pitying light. I can understand your frustrations with what has happened to you recently but I find it hard how others are to blame for your troubles.
Sorry, Mr. Slusser, where do you get the idea that you upset me? Very strange statement! In fact, my retort had been that you were actually understating it by thousands of years, when ancient Egyptians used water driven devices. So please if you want to be more accurate get the perspective correct. But upset me!? What would motivate you to say such a thing? Utter nonsense. Gary, you are a very puzzling fellow.
I am not sure what you mean by "they". I have never twisted anyone‚Äôs arm so it couldn't be me you‚Äôre talking about. Maybe you are generalizing again for some ulterior motive. One might think that you are slamming the competition and we both know that is not representative of anyone calling himself a professional.
Quotation marks in English are used for a number reasons including. 1. To quote someone word-for-word, 2. Contextual deviation meant for sarcasm, or whit, and, 3. Opposing meaning (READ: not true). So your quoting "longest‚Ä¶ whatever" must be one of the second two, as you wouldn‚Äôt purposely misquote someone, would you, Mr. Slusser?
What would be your reason to say something that is not true except to attack someone or slam some competitive product for one‚Äôs own benefit?
And, even furthermore, all can appreciate your contribution to the thread's original question, as usual.