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November 7, 2016 Pat's View: A friend named Cody
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By Pat Cashman

“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” Rick Blaine in Casablanca

“Sincerity---if you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” George Burns

As the election season has finally stumbled---breathless and cramping---across the finish line, it is time for a reset. Let us put the acrimony and fist waving aside; let us restore fellowship and plain civility; let us be friends.

A few months ago, I found a new friend---or rather, he found me.

His name is Cody. I don’t know his last name, but he knows mine. In fact, I got a lovely letter from him. Well, not a letter---it was lovely email. Cody works for an online company I recently ordered a product from---and he has been staying in touch ever since. Like several times a day since.

Here’s the latest email I received from Cody---verbatim---I’m not making it up:
“Hey Patrick! Cody from [name of the here again! How have you been?”
(Such a nice, personal opening. He asks about ME. That feels pretty darn good.)

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