1051 – Getting and Making Threats

Ruth: I’m really glad you’re getting so much support from the public. Look at all of these bags of fan mail.

Carl: Only about half of that is fan mail. The rest is hate mail.

Ruth: Hate mail? Who would send you hate mail?

Carl: Lots of people. People who are disgruntled write to me about their grievances.

Ruth: Really?

Carl: Don’t look so surprised. We’ve gotten bomb threats, and I’ve even received a few death threats.

Ruth: Death threats?! Aren’t you worried about your personal safety?

Carl: Not really. Most people are just venting and others are trying to intimidate me. I’m not going to buckle under just because I get a few letters.

Ruth: But it only takes one mentally unbalanced person to carry through on threats. Have you considered getting a bodyguard?

Carl: No, I don’t need any protection. I just need to keep plugging away and getting things done.

Ruth: I finally know what to get you for your birthday.

Carl: What?

Ruth: A bulletproof vest.

1051 – Getting and Making Threats

Ruth: I’m really glad you’re getting so much support from the public. Look at all of these bags of fan mail.

Carl: Only about half of that is fan mail. The rest is hate mail.

Ruth: Hate mail? Who would send you hate mail?

Carl: Lots of people. People who are disgruntled write to me about their grievances.

Ruth: Really?

Carl: Don’t look so surprised. We’ve gotten bomb threats, and I’ve even received a few death threats.

Ruth: Death threats?! Aren’t you worried about your personal safety?

Carl: Not really. Most people are just venting and others are trying to intimidate me. I’m not going to buckle under just because I get a few letters.

Ruth: But it only takes one mentally unbalanced person to carry through on threats. Have you considered getting a bodyguard?

Carl: No, I don’t need any protection. I just need to keep plugging away and getting things done.

Ruth: I finally know what to get you for your birthday.

Carl: What?

Ruth: A bulletproof vest.