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The Blog is Mightier Than the Sword


Two weeks ago, I wrote about a Korean-run bagel shop that I’m boycotting because of bad service.  The only problem — really good bagels.   Today, as I’m driving past the store on Wilshire, I have a thought:

"What if… just what if… the owner read my blog.  Surely, he would know that I was writing about his store in my post.   I’m sure he wants to apologize, maybe even give me three bagels for the price of two.  Come to think of it, according to my stats, I did see someone reading my blog last night from Comcast – Los Angeles.  Maybe he searched on Google for "Unhappy Customer Korean Bagel Shop" and found me.  He was probably up all night feeling bad."

To make a long story short, I went inside the store and he made me wait while he finished making some sandwiches.  No mention of my hard-hitting blog post.  No free bagels or anything!

Yes, it is the year of the Blog.  Chalk one up for blogging and narcissism.


  1. Richard

    I think you should marry him. Anyone’s better than one of those rude, selfish, self-absorbed, business-oriented American women.

  2. Neil

    I might marry his wife. She bakes one good bagel.

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