I think that’s a very funny headline, but Jamie just told me it’s mean. Believe it or not, I do not see those two truths as incompatible.
It’s mean because it implies that our very good friend Don, who is such a sweet, generous man that he always volunteers to drive us to the airport to begin these ’round-the-world trips, is an ignorant redneck.
In reality, he’s a very worldly, very sophisticated guy. For many years, he traveled the world selling diamonds to billionaire Saudi princes and the Gnomes of Zurich. He was the guy with a briefcase full of diamonds handcuffed to his wrist.
Nevertheless, although I feel a little guilty about the headline, I don’t feel guilty enough to change it.
Thanks for the ride, Don and Jennifer. We’ll see you in six months.