By popular demand, we are printing here, for all to see, both the email we received from a listener named Amy and the actual response sent to her email address by Rob.
Amy saw that we had gotten ahold of N95 surgical masks and were offering them for sale online. Her immediate reaction was to send this email:
From: Amy <REDACTED>
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:39 PM
To: RAD Radio <email@example.com>
Why are you saying this is a nothing burger as you like to say, yet you are profiteering off of selling N95 masks which don’t protect you from coronavirus?
No name just curious
Sent from my iPhone
In response, Rob sent the following:
On Mar 18, 2020, at 6:28 PM, Rob Williams <REDACTED> wrote:
Is that a serious question?
If people believe something is serious and are demanding something, it is the job of someone, anyone to supply the thing they are demanding, regardless of the supplier’s own personal thoughts. For example, I think stickers are absolutely stupid, but we sell them because people want them. This is what we call “capitalism”
Also, I’m a little concerned that you’ve somehow gained access to my private financial records since you have decided that we are profiteering from the selling of these masks. How did you gain access to knowing what we paid versus what we’re selling for? Any chance you could have your head all the way up your ass and we’re actually losing money off selling them but don’t feel the need to draw attention to ourselves for doing the right thing?
Get a grip and start using your brain
As of Thursday afternoon, Amy has not responded.