"'Come,' said Mr. Bumble, somewhat less pompously, for it was gratifying to his feelings to observe the effect his eloquence had produced; 'Come, Oliver! Wipe your eyes with the cuffs of your jacket, and don't cry into your gruel; that's a very foolish action, Oliver.'"
-from Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
We got this message this morning:
"This is too expensive. I have a small 4 person business with one website that I maintain. We get around 200,000 unique visits each month. Under your plan that would be 40/month. That is too much, I work 7/days a week for 27k yr and have to go up to 6 months of the year without a paycheck until sales go up. It is a roller coaster to stay in business and I can't afford another 40/month. All I want is iphone, ipad, android support and screen size. You and […name of competitor removed..] are killing the small guy."
I immediately recognized the writer's style. It's Charles. Charles Dickens. Once tears subsided, I hit the Reply button, ready to offer the poor fellow 6 months of free Standard Cloud, bring a smile back to his face and save a human life.
To my great surprise, the new Dickens had omitted leaving a valid return email address. Messages to email@example.com bounced. How sad. All that talent lost like a tear in the rain.
Charles, if you read this, please get back to us. We have good news for you!
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