Blaming everybody but himself, Ray plans to dissolve the wagglepop auction site, almost a week after its “official” launch.
Ray blames all his half truths, outright lies, and unattainable promises on socially bankrupt miscreants, and puts the scare of God into them.
He then proclaims (i.e. Troy MacDonald, George Tannous, Paul Hale, and others in the past) that he’ll be walking away from the online experience, and “his computers”, reportedly one being a Little Professor Calculator.
Knowing this type of character, he will not sell, nor give away his 1 week of work and dedication to wagglepop.com. He isn’t that type of guy. He’s got to get ALL the glory, and disperse ALL of the blame. He will most certainly NOT stand in the shadows of the once and mighty, dare say “revolutionary”, wagglepop auction while steered by the hands of an inexperienced snake-oil salesman!
Since this is where and how the whole idea started, I think it’s only fitting that it end here as well.
Within hours, I will be closing Wagglepop for good, and forever.
The servers will be shut down, and all drives reformatted, destroying any and all personal data.
No one owes a single penny.
This whole idea started simply because of people, and my faith in them, and my desire to make a difference.
Now, it’s people that have left me no other choice but to shut it down.
What started out as an interesting challenge has instead become the most painful, personal few months of my life, and my confidence in what I believed about faith and humanity are shaken and shattered….. perhaps forever.
To those who supported me, I cannot express enough how proud I am of the journey we took together, and how much your support and kind words have meant through the longest of days and nights.
I will be forever grateful, and carry it with me always.
To those who most assuredly have not supported me, or Wagglepop…… Who have day after day, minute by minute done everything possible to destroy the site…… I have but a few words:
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
If I live a hundred more years before I encounter such morally bankrupt miscreants again, it will be a day too soon.
Ultimately, the only eyes that need judge us that count are two: our own, and those of God.
In both regards I am clear as to what I have accomplished, and had worked so very hard for, and in that, I find my only necessary redemption.
I’m looking forward now to walking away from this interesting online experience, away from my computers, away from the judging eyes of anonymity…..and feeling the grass on my feet and the sun on my face again.
I’m going back to the ‘real world’, where people look you in the eye when they speak to you, where “please” and “thank you” are heard, and where simple decent behavior and effort are appreciated, and rewarded.
Farewell, and Good Luck.
Rest in Peace, Wagglepop…… We hardly knew ya.