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How sad is it that people forget?
The story you are about to read is true - No names have been changed.
On June 28, 2010, Dan Harkins (AKA Dirt Bag) left a defenseless dog in his BMW for almost 4 hours and people have forgotten about it. For those of you that don't know who Dan Harkins is, I'm sure a quick Google will help.
At the same time, he parked in a handicap zone (OMG?) and people have forgotten about it.
(Link to the story is below - BTW - He has tried to remove this story from the internet for years)He said on the news that he had “Never done this before”. I think we all know that is just not true. He even posted a video apology on You Tube for a few days but then pulled it.
Personally, I did not find his apology to be genuine or even worthy of my attention. If you watch the video, I think it’s obvious that the apology had only one objective... to reduce the financial meltdown that would surely resulted from the "incident".
He even had the balls to say "I'm very sorry about what happened" (no admission of wrong-doing). He also said "I was in no violation of any law what-so-ever" (and that's not true either).
I’m guessing his marketing team and his Lawyers are hoping people will forget.
Someone once said, “The true measurement of a man's character is what he does when nobody is looking”. I’m willing to bet that if there had been a group of regular people standing around in the parking lot to witness the actions on that fateful afternoon, Mr. Harkins would have never left his dog in the car nor would he have parked in a handicap space. That statement sums up what I think about the whole mess.
The day the event made the news, I sent an e-mail through the Harkins web site spelling out my disgust. Dan Harkins called me that day and wanted to talk and apologize. I called the number he left only to be sent to the voice mailbox of his “executive assistant”. Later that day I received a voice message from Dan himself.
The funny thing is - He thought I was someone else (At the time, there was a radio personality here in Phoenix with a very similar name to mine) and he wanted to talk. He thought I was the person on the radio and was just trying to cover his a@@ with the media. How sad is that? When I left a message informing him that I was NOT the person he thought I was, they never called back. I’m sure they expected me to forget about the whole thing.
I’m not famous, I’m not rich and I’m not important. I am just someone that used to go to Harkins movie theaters... but never will again... and I will not forget.
Here’s what Mr. Harkins (AKA Dirt Bag) SHOULD have done for his dog:
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