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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Selling Copiers in the Big City - Don't Mind the Maggots

Is there a better picture illustrating NYC's struggles?
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Not to kick someone when they are down, but NYC is in bad shape with crime is a symptom of failed, short-sighted, agenda-driven, and ignorant policies.  

The exodus, the move to remote work, and the hollow, transparent arguments from the mayor to return to the cubicle combined with a deep seeded sense of victimhood, conscious bias, and entitlement, swirl together in a rank, putrid, oozing sense of doom.

Why would ANYONE want to put themselves through this gauntlet, just to 'collaborate in person'?

New York City was on my list of Greg's Top Ten cities in the US - New York, San Fransisco, Seattle, Chicago, Portland, Las Vegas, Laguna Beach, San Diego, South Beach(Miami), and Scottsdale.

Honorable mention: Milwaukee, and Detroit which are dangerous, but manageable.
The sun goes down
The night rolls in
You can feel it
Starting all over again
The moon comes up
And the music calls...
Here's the rub - As you(we) sell and support Office Technology within the city limits, the number of prospects in those cities has tumbled with no possible increase for the foreseeable future.

How are you going to continue to grow and build your book of office technology business when employees don't want to come to an office?  Crime, or the PERCEPTION of possible harm, not only hurts the image of once great(the return to greatness will happen) cities but degrades the opportunity for you to sell more copiers, IT services, managed print, scanners, document management software, etc.

It's just one more 'thing'.  There are great people in Chicago, New York, San Fransisco, and all the other cities on the path Detroit has been traveling since the 70s - they will come back, better, stronger and different.

In the meantime, those who stay may be Champions.  You love The City, your city, "It's in your moves
It's in your blood".  

Hang in there, everything changes.

History repeats itself – as depicted in the 1967 film, so happened in reality.

Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date: May 22, 2023

Key highlights:
  1. The article draws parallels between the 1967 film "The Incident" and the recent case involving Daniel Penny, a former Marine, charged with second-degree manslaughter in a New York subway car.
  2. "The Incident" portrays the psychological torment subway riders endure when two thugs inflict terror – a scenario reflecting the present-day fears and insecurities of New York subway passengers.
  3. The comparison of the film and the Penny-Neely incident provides a framework to understand Mr. Penny's motives and actions.
"The 1967 Film That Foretold Daniel Penny," published in The Wall Street Journal on May 22, 2023, discusses the intriguing intersection of art and reality by drawing parallels between a 1967 film and a recent real-life incident. The central focus lies on the recent case of Daniel Penny, a former Marine, charged with second-degree manslaughter for putting Jordan Neely in a chokehold on a New York subway. The circumstances of the incident bear a striking resemblance to the plot of the black-and-white film "The Incident" (1967).

"The Incident," directed by Larry Peerce, captures the essence of fear, exerting a vice-like grip on its audience. It narrates the story of two malevolent thugs inflicting terror on 14 unsuspecting subway riders. This 56-year-old film effectively demonstrates how a peaceful subway ride transforms into a nightmare of relentless psychological torment.

Like the passengers in the movie, New York's subway riders today encounter their share of fear. The comparison becomes significant when we consider that Neely had a history of mental illness and violence, serving a year at Rikers Island for assaulting a woman in 2021. In the film, Beau Bridges, portraying an army private, stands up to one of the thugs, mirroring Penny's actions when faced with a similar threat in reality.

As quoted in the article, "In assessing Mr. Penny’s culpability, it is imperative to understand the psychological torment New York’s subway riders are forced to endure."

Watching "The Incident" provides a fresh perspective on the unfortunate Penny-Neely incident. It enables us to appreciate why Mr. Penny felt compelled to act, echoing the sentiments and experiences of the regular subway riders. Though the New York jurors may not have seen the film, their familiarity with subway rides might influence their judgment in this case.

Reference:Title: Opinion | The 1967 Film That Foretold Daniel Penny
Date: May 22, 2023

Tweet: The #PennyNeely incident draws an uncanny parallel to the 1967 film "The Incident." Art meets reality in #NYC subways! #JusticeForPenny #TheIncident1967

LinkedIn Intro: Delve into the intersection of art and reality as we discuss the striking similarities between the 1967 film "The Incident" and the recent Penny-Neely incident in a New York subway.

Keywords: Daniel Penny, The Incident, 1967 film, New York subway, Jordan Neely, psychological torment, manslaughter, justice, Beau Bridges.

Image Prompt: Two menacing figures entering a New York subway car late at night, reminiscent of a scene from "The Incident."

Search Question: What similarities are there between the 1967 film "The Incident" and the Penny-Neely incident?

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