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618 days ago

Warren Rudman, former Senator from New Hampshire passed away today.

What follows is a testament to him that comes from a funny direction.

There was a time in my life when he called me every day. I was employed by a small, dying speaker company in East Boston. This was in 1979. I was the next-to-last employee which meant that I answered the phones. Mostly, this involved fielding calls from our creditors. Mr. Rudman (not yet a Senator at the time) called every day on behalf of his client to whom we owed about $14,000 for speaker cabinets.

While getting collection calls is never pleasant, Mr. Rudman was always polite and respectful. “Good morning Peter, do you think there’s a chance we’ll get paid today?” was his usual question. Faced with a question like that, the only response is an honest one. I went through a summer of this until the company finally closed its doors. To this day, I have a great deal of respect for Senator Rudman for his persistant politeness and the way he treated me. And, to this day, I regret that we were unable to collect what was owed to us so that we could pay Mr. Rudman’s client. By all accounts, he treated everyone the same way. The world is a little poorer today because of his passing. Godspeed Senator, Godspeed.

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving


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#1 posted 618 days ago

Having grown up in New Hampshire, I knew Senator Rudman exemplified the right-thinking Yankee attitudes and provided a role model for generations. He touched the lives of several people I know, and his integrity and forthright attitude made him one of the finest politicians ever to serve the people of the Granite state.
Thanks for posting, bunkie, I had not heard the sad news.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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