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#1 LoTonah OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2018 6:13 PM

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

 

Okay, it was nine years ago.  I ordered a USB joystick conversion kit from Legacy Engineering.  Curt got sick.  I got a divorce and moved cities.  Changed email accounts.  My computer died and I did a file recovery onto a new one.  Took awhile to find my electronic receipts.   Blah blah blah.

 

It didn't stop me from grumbling publicly about it (and him) a few times over the years in this forum.  About a month ago, I said something snarky...not proud of it, but at least it got Curt and I talking via PM.

 

Today I got a package in the mail...not the conversion kit (because after so long I doubt he has them anymore), but a brand new USB Atari stick.  Works great!  I'm a happy boy again.

 

So, sorry I was a dick about it Curt.  You came through for me, so I thank you.

 

-Don



#2 atari181 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2018 6:47 PM

He has gone above and beyond to make Thu he right. A couple of weeks ago I received an email from him just asking what, if anything, that he owed me. I have never ordered anything from Curt, however he just wanted to be sure he made good on old orders. I am not sure how many of these "feeler" messages he sent out, but his efforts definitely changed my opinion of him.

Edited by atari181, Wed Mar 7, 2018 6:47 PM.


#3 Curt Vendel OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2018 10:20 PM

Wow, ummmm... don't really know what to say, this was incredibly nice of you and quite frankly, no you weren't a dick, I understand why you were angry.  But I really do appreciate you understanding that I wasn't trying to rob you or be a crook, my life just got turned upside down for quite a while, I've finally been healthy again and I'm trying my best just to catch up and try to make right by everyone slowly but surely.  I'm really glad you like the joystick, I hope you have a lot of fun playing games with it and thank you VERY MUCH once again, you didn't have to do this publicly like this, but I really do appreciate it very much, thank you.

 

 

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

 

Okay, it was nine years ago.  I ordered a USB joystick conversion kit from Legacy Engineering.  Curt got sick.  I got a divorce and moved cities.  Changed email accounts.  My computer died and I did a file recovery onto a new one.  Took awhile to find my electronic receipts.   Blah blah blah.

 

It didn't stop me from grumbling publicly about it (and him) a few times over the years in this forum.  About a month ago, I said something snarky...not proud of it, but at least it got Curt and I talking via PM.

 

Today I got a package in the mail...not the conversion kit (because after so long I doubt he has them anymore), but a brand new USB Atari stick.  Works great!  I'm a happy boy again.

 

So, sorry I was a dick about it Curt.  You came through for me, so I thank you.

 

-Don



#4 CPUWIZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2018 10:40 PM

I am on the other end of the stick, Curt is a crook, he stole my car and made a move on my wife.  Lame.



#5 jeremiahjt OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2018 10:59 PM

I am on the other end of the stick, Curt is a crook, he stole my car and made a move on my wife.  Lame.

 

And? Was he successful?



#6 Swami ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2018 11:35 PM

 

And? Was he successful?

 

Notice he didn't say "tried to".  :rolling: 



#7 LoTonah OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2018 11:45 PM

I am on the other end of the stick, Curt is a crook, he stole my car and made a move on my wife.  Lame.

 

Did he get your little dog, too?



#8 LoTonah OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2018 11:46 PM

Just noticed my 500th post was my apology to Curt.  Yay, karma!  



#9 CPUWIZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2018 12:01 AM

 

And? Was he successful?

 

I'll ask her to answer that question. :mad:



#10 cvga OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2018 6:12 PM

I am on the other end of the stick, Curt is a crook, he stole my car and made a move on my wife.  Lame.

 

 

Do you miss the car?



#11 DanthWader OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2018 6:31 PM

Do you Curt. 

Thanks for all your hard work and dedication in the Atari community. Just keep doing you.



#12 Jinks ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2018 6:56 PM

As a mechanic I always say you can touch my wife but not my tools!
Back home you didn't lose your girlfriend you just lose your turn.

#13 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2018 8:39 AM

As a mechanic I always say you can touch my wife but not my tools!
Back home you didn't lose your girlfriend you just lose your turn.

 

Funny. You touch my wife and you are sure to meet my tools.



#14 OldSchoolRetroGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2018 11:18 AM

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#15 Inky ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2018 12:00 PM

 

Funny. You touch my wife and you are sure to meet my tools.

What if your wife refuses to touch your tool?

:(



#16 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:02 PM

What if your wife refuses to touch your tool?

:(

 

Never had that issue so I don't have an answer for that.






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