Sunday, November 02, 2008

Pensacola Tip: Where to Make Powerful Friends

Apropos of what passes in Pensacola as local news worthy of big, bold headlines and editorial comment, we are reminded of a conversation we had over beers about a dozen years ago with a real estate developer. He had been in business in south Florida, he told us, "until the place got crapped up so bad by people like me that I couldn't stand it." So, he moved to Pensacola.

"Nobody knew me here. I needed to get in with the movers and shakers. You know, the people with the power and the money. So, the first thing I did was to join AA. Sure enough, that's where they all were. Never had a drinking problem in my life, to tell you the truth, but it was the best business decision I ever made."

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