Apologies and thanks

This morning I had a surprise. An unpleasant one. When I went to check the activity on this blog, I was greeted with a message that it had been suspended for violating the WordPress terms of service.

Now, a dozen thoughts raced through my mind as I tried to figure out what had happened. But then I reminded myself that this problem, although serious, is nothing compared to the problems faced by billions around the world each day. I wrote a message to WordPress Support and offered as much information as possible to help them.

Within four hours I had an email from WordPress apologizing for the mix-up and putting things right. A big Thank You to them. Problems happen and it is nice to know that WordPress stands ready to respond quickly.

By my calculation, the blog was down for around 15 hours – most of which, mercifully, I slept through. I am sorry if this issue has caused any inconvenience and thank you for all the support that you have given my blog since I launched it last year.

As soon as the issue was resolved, I was reminded of Vincent Vega, John Travolta’s character in Pulp Fiction. There is a scene in which he has just saved Mia Wallace (played by Uma Thurman) from a heroin overdose. As he drops her off home, he says in a voice filled with exhaustion:

“Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go home and have a heart attack.”

Now that this matter has been resolved, I think that I’ll take the lead from Travolta, but not based on the scene mentioned above. No, right about now I am feeling more like Travolta in this earlier scene in Pulp Fiction:

About John Zimmer

International speaker, presentation skills expert, lawyer, improv performer
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